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MicroRNA (miRNA)-guided target RNA expression is vital for a wide variety of biological processes in eukaryotes. Currently, miRBase (version 13) lists 142 and 353 miRNAs from Arabidopsis and rice (Oryza sativa), respectively. The integration of miRNAs in diverse biological networks relies upon the confirmation of their RNA targets. In contrast with the(More)
MicroRNA398 targets two Cu/Zn superoxide dismutases (CSD1 and CSD2) in higher plants. Previous investigations revealed both decreased miR398 expression during high Cu2+ or paraquat stress and increased expression under low Cu2+ or high sucrose in the growth medium. Here, we show that additional abiotic stresses such as ozone and salinity also affect miR398(More)
The extent of intra-individual and intra-species heterogeneity in the nuclear rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) was investigated among the 'Asiatic Vigna' species (subgenus Ceratotropis). High intra- and inter-individual ITS polymorphism was observed among Vigna radiata accessions, where multiple ITS length variants ranging from approximately 700 to(More)
The evolution of 5S rRNA gene unit (5S gene unit) was studied among the ten species belonging to Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis by sequencing and analyzing the intra- and inter-specific sequence heterogeneity. The 5S unit from these species ranged from 214 to 342 bp in length as a result of several indels in the intergenic spacer (IGS) region. A large deletion(More)
Current checkpointing techniques employed to overcome faults for HPC applications result in inferior application performance after restart from a checkpoint for a number of applications. This is due to a lack of page and core affinity awareness of the checkpoint/restart (C/R) mechanism, i.e., application tasks originally pinned to cores may be restarted on(More)
We report the molecular analysis of the 5S ribosomal RNA intergenic spacer (IGS) region from 57 Vigna species of subgenus Vigna. Sequence analysis revealed that the 5S IGS was highly variable in length (189–237 bp) and sequence (58% polymorphic sites). Most of the Vigna species analysed harboured a single type of 5S rRNA repeat unit, except V. unguiculata(More)
There are a number of applications of molecular markers in agriculture such as assessing genetic diversity, generating DNA fingerprints and developing markers linked to a trait of interest, etc. Arbitrarily Primed-Polymerase Chain Reaction (AP-PCR) in which template DNA is amplified using single arbitrary primers of 10 base in length is a widely used(More)
Molecular phylogeny among species belonging to subgenus Vigna (genus Vigna) was inferred based on internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences of 18S-5.8S-26S ribosomal RNA gene unit. Analysis showed a total of 356 polymorphic sites of which approximately 80% were parsimony informative. Phylogenetic reconstruction by neighbor joining and maximum parsimony(More)
Pandanus amaryllifolius is cultivated in home gardens in coastal regions of India. Leaves of P. amaryllifolius are scented and exploited commercially by flavour industry. In the present attempt, 40 clonal populations were used for genetic diversity assessment using ISSR and AFLP molecular marker. In ISSR based diversity analysis, out of 38 scorable primers,(More)
The 18s-5.8s-25s ribosomal gene (18s-25s rDNA) in higher plants is present in multiple copies, on different chromosomes, as tandemly repeated units. Among the multiple BamHI sites that occur in the repeat unit, only the site in the middle of the 25s rRNA coding region is methylated in most cereals and pulses. BamHI restriction enzyme analyses of the(More)