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An understanding of the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for increased oleic acid accumulation would open avenues to alter peanut fatty acid composition and allow detection of polymorphic regions which can be used for marker assisted selection (MAS). Δ12-Fatty acid desaturase (FAD) was isolated and characterized from genotypes having a low or high(More)
The present study of genetic analysis is an attempt to precisely characterize diverse temperature-sensitive genic male-sterile (TGMS) lines so as to explore the possibilities of utilizing the most promising in large-scale hybrid seed production. Genetical studies revealed that the TGMS segregants derived from crosses involving TGMS lines ID24 and SA2(More)
The intergenic spacer derived from a cloned rDNA unit from a cultivated rice was dissected into several subclones, which were used as probes to analyze sequence homologies between rDNA spacers from wild rice belonging to genome types AA, BB, CC, EE, FF, BBCC, and CCDD. This analysis allowed us to detect several regions with different degrees of homology. A(More)
A comprehensive database named, protein ligand interaction database (PLID), is created with 6295 ligands bound to proteins extracted from the protein data bank (PDB). This is by far the most comprehensive database of physico-chemical properties, quantum mechanical descriptors and the residues present in the active site of proteins. It is a publicly(More)
Virtual screening emerged as an important tool in our quest to access novel drug like compounds. There are a wide range of comparable and contrasting methodological protocols available in screening databases for the lead compounds. The number of methods and software packages which employ the target and ligand based virtual screening are increasing at a(More)
A 352-bp EcoRI fragment from rice DNA was cloned and shown to be a member of a tandem repeat. Sequence determination revealed homologies with human alpha satellite DNA and maize knob heterochromatin specific repeat. This 352-bp sequence is highly specific for the AA genome of rice. However, copy number and sequence organization are variable, depending on(More)
During the recognition of soluble antigens, B cell receptors (BCR) are known to form signaling clusters that can crucially modulate intracellular activation pathways and B cell response. Little is known about the precise nature of receptor cluster and its formation mechanism for the case of soluble antigens. Initial experiments have shown that B cell(More)
In recent years, even with remarkable scientific advancements and a significant increase of global research and development spending, drugs are frequently withdrawn from markets. This is primarily due to their side effects or toxicities. Drug molecules often interact with multiple targets, coined as polypharmacology, and the unintended drug-target(More)