Ana María Bailey

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The gene coding for the phaseolotoxin-insensitive ornithine carbamoyltransferase (OCTase) fromPseudomonas syringae pv.phaseolicola has been cloned and sequenced. The gene has a deduced coding capacity for a polypeptide with a calculated M, of 36520 daltons. Comparison of the amino acid sequence of the OCTase enzymes encoded by theP. aeruginosa argF and(More)
The microprojectile bombardment method was used to transfer DNA into embryogenic callus of asparagus (Asparagus officcinalis L.) and to produce stably transformed asparagus plants. Embryogenic callus, derived from UC 157 and UC72 asparagus cultivars, was bombarded with tungsten particles coated with plasmid DNA that contained genes encoding hygromycin(More)
Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae strain FF5 is a phytopathogen associated with a rapid dieback on ornamental pear trees. P. syringae and the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa produce the exopolysaccharide alginate, a copolymer of mannuronic and guluronic acid. In P. aeruginosa, the response regulator AlgR (AlgR1) is required for transcription of algC(More)
The ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 region was sequenced for 10 species of Pythium and eight species of Phytophthora. Alignment of the sequences revealed considerable sequence microheterogeneity, which was utilized to prepare a capture probe of unique sequence for each species. The capture probes were tested by PCR ELISA, combining the sensitivity(More)
Phytophthora capsici, P. citricola, P. cinnamomi and P. citrophthora were transformed without the removal of cell walls by particle acceleration with plasmids containing the β-glucuronidase gene and hygromycin B resistance. Transformants were detected by histochemical and fluorometric β-glucuronidase assays and confirmed by Southern-blot hybridization. It(More)
PCR ELISA is the immunodetection of the products of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR). It is effective for detecting and differentiating plant viral nucleic acids, but as currently performed, it is laborious and expensive. The procedure has been modified and simplified by using asymmetric PCR. This eliminated the need to denature and neutralize samples(More)
Escherichia coli cells and tobacco (cv. Xanthi) plants transformed with the hygromycin B phosphotransferase gene were able to grow in culture medium containing glyphosate at 2.0 mM. The growth of tobacco calli in media containing increasing glyphosate concentrations was measured. The ID50 for glyphosate was 1.70±0.03 mM for hygromycin-B resistant plants,(More)
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