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Pharmacology of CFTR chloride channel activity.
Three classes of compounds, the sulfonylureas, the disulfonic stilbenes, and the arylaminobenzoates, have been shown to directly interact with CFTR to cause channel blockade and a detailed understanding of how the above compounds increase the activity of CFTR has not yet emerged. Expand
Screening methods and sources of resistance to rust and late leaf spot of groundnut. Information Bulletin no. 47
Simple and effective field screening methods to identify genotypes with resistance toRust and late leaf spot are described, and several reliable sources of resistance to rust and/or late leafspot were identified. Expand
Allelic variation at Psy1-A1 and association with yellow pigment in durum wheat grain
The results confirm an earlier hypothesis that Psy1, and at least one additional gene in the distal region of 7AL, are associated with grain YP differences in durum wheat and a functional co-dominant marker developed in this study differentiates the Psy1-A1 alleles reported here and could be used as a target to enhance YP selection in durums breeding programs. Expand
Salinity Induces Accumulation of Soluble Sugars and Alters the Activity of Sugar Metabolising Enzymes in Rice Plants
Changes in the starch and sucrose contents, and the sucrose phosphate synthase, acid invertase, and starch phosphorylase activities were studied in the seedlings of salt sensitive and salt tolerantExpand
Genetic diversity of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) genotypes revealed by RAPD markers and agronomic traits
Diversity based on yield related traits and molecular analysis was not in consonance with ecological distribution, and the clustering pattern based onield related trait and molecular variation was different. Expand
Chemistry, encapsulation, and health benefits of β-carotene - A review
Abstract β-carotene is a principle carotenoid in carrots, and of the most common and widely studied carotenoids. Carotenoids are the phytonutrients that impart a distinctive yellow, orange, and redExpand
Genetic diversity within the genus Solanum (Solanaceae) as revealed by RAPD markers
Genetically distinct genotypes identified using RAPD markers could be potential sources of germplasm for eggplant improvement and a dendrogram constructed by UPGMA method shows that S. incanum is closest to S. melongena followed by S. nigrum. Expand
Identification and validation of quantitative trait loci for grain protein concentration in adapted Canadian durum wheat populations
To identify and validate molecular markers associated with quantitative trait loci (QTL) for elevated GPC in durum wheat, a genetic map was constructed using SSR and DArT® markers in an F1-derived doubled haploid population derived from the cross DT695 × Strongfield. Expand
Isolation, characterization and expression of a novel vegetative insecticidal protein gene of Bacillus thuringiensis.
The deduced amino acid sequence of the vip3Aa14 gene from Bacillus thuringiensis tolworthi showed considerable differences as compared to those of Vips reported so far, which were highly toxic to the larvae of Spodoptera litura and Plutella xylostella. Expand
Diversity and genetic resources of wild Vigna species in India
More intensive collection, characterisation and conservation of species diversity and intraspecific variations, particularly of the close wild relatives of Asian Vigna with valuable characters such as resistance to biotic/abiotic stresses, more number of pod bearing clusters per plant etc assumes great priority in crop improvement programmes. Expand