Angela Errico

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Pea (Pisum sativum L.) satellited chromosome reconstructions were analyzed by cytologic markers to identify segregation distortion events. The presence of modified chromosomes was evaluated on the basis of additional rDNA genes, an extra and a longer satellite, all derived from chromosome 5 and chromosome 7 from P. fulvum Sibth. & Sm. The segregation of(More)
In this study, the meiotic role of MEIOTIC CONTROL OF CROSSOVERS1 (MCC1), a GCN5-related histone N-acetyltransferase, is described in Arabidopsis. Analysis of the over-expression mutant obtained by enhancer activation tagging revealed that acetylation of histone H3 increased in male prophase I. MCC1 appeared to be required in meiosis for normal chiasma(More)
A protocol was developed for plant regeneration from leaf explants (laminaand petiole) of Aster cordifolius cultivar `White Elegans', which ischimeric for chromosome number and the ligulate flower colour. Explantswere cultured on MS or Gamborg's B5 medium in presence of IAA, 2,4-Dand BAP, alone or in combination. The highest frequency of shootregeneration(More)
Organization and rearrangements of microtubular cytoskeleton (MTs) during microsporogenesis are determined in ‘historical’ potato genotypes producing 2n pollen following different meiotic nuclear restitution mechanisms (‘parallel spindles’, ‘fused spindles’, ‘premature cytokinesis’). The scope of the investigation is to assess the abnormalities in MT(More)
In this work, a seed-set-based screening was performed on 70 lines ofArabidopsis thaliana after activation tagging mutagenesis to identify mutations in reproductive mechanisms. Five mutants showed significantly lower seed set than the wild type and confirmed the phenotype in the progeny. This phenotype was linked with the marker genebar carried by T-DNA(More)
The aim of this work is the evaluation of tetraploid potato clones with germplasm fromS. chacoense andS. phureja for chipping and resistance to tuber soft rot (Erwinia carotovora subsp.carotovora). Tetraploid potato clones were obtained via 2n eggs through 2x–4x crosses. Cytological mechanisms were investigated in the diploid hybrid 2n-egg producer used as(More)
Total ascorbic acid (total-AsA) content and percentage of reduced ascorbic acid (AsA) on total-AsA were investigated and discussed in fruits, leaves, petiole, stem and roots of the Solanum lycopersicum cv M82 and S. pennellii introgression lines IL7-3, IL10-1 and IL12-4. In fruits, total-AsA content showed to be different according to genotype analysed.(More)
The content of total polyphenols, chlorogenic, caffeic (CaA) and ferulic acids, and rutin, was investigated in plant organs of three introgression lines (IL7-3, IL10-1 and IL12-4) of Solanum pennellii in Solanum lycopersicum cv M82 and compared with that of cropped parental. Such study aims to evidence factors associated to the introgressions that can(More)
Fourteen species of Aster were characterized for morphological traits of commercial interest, chromosome number and genetic diversity by AFLP markers to exploit this material not only for breeding purposes but also as source of pharmaceuticals. The variation observed among the Aster species for five morphological traits was summarized by means of(More)