A. Sudarshan Reddy

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Microtubule-based motor proteins assemble and reorganize acentrosomal mitotic and meiotic spindles in animal cells. The functions of motor proteins in acentrosomal plant spindles are unknown. The cellulosic cell wall and relative small size of most plant cells precludes accurate detection of the spatial distribution of motors in mitosis. Large cell size and(More)
I n today's debates on transgenic, or genetically modified (GM), crops for third world farmers, some of the most diverse positions have come from the third world itself. For instance, Indian physicist-cum-activist Vandana Shiva is one of the world's most potent opponents of GM crops, while Kenyan biologist Florence Wambugu is a leading proponent (and(More)
Long polyglutamine chains have been associated with a number of neurodegenerative diseases. These include Huntington's disease, where expanded polyglutamine (PolyQ) sequences longer than 36 residues are correlated with the onset of symptoms. In this paper we study the folding pathway of a 54-residue PolyQ chain into a beta-helical structure. Transition path(More)
Genetic engineering of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) using the gene encoding for the nucleocapsid protein (N gene) of peanut bud necrosis virus (PBNV; genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae) was used to impart resistance to bud necrosis disease in peanut (PBND), a disease for which no durable resistance is available in the existing germplasm. Over 200(More)
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