Anupama Khanna

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Globular somatic embryos can be induced from immature cotyledons of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr. cv Jack) placed on high levels of the auxin 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). Somatic embryos develop from the adaxial side of the cotyledon, whereas the abaxial side evolves into a callus. Using a 9,280-cDNA clone array, we have compared steady-state RNA(More)
Microarrays are an important tool with which to examine coordinated gene expression. Soybean (Glycine max) is one of the most economically valuable crop species in the world food supply. In order to accelerate both gene discovery as well as hypothesis-driven research in soybean, global expression resources needed to be developed. The applications of(More)
Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) exhibiting homology to a BURP domain containing gene family were identified from the Glycine max (L.) Merr. EST database. These ESTs were assembled into 16 contigs of variable sizes and lengths. Consistent with the structure of known BURP domain containing proteins, the translation products exhibit a modular structure(More)
Whole-genome sequencing is fundamental to understanding the genetic composition of an organism. Given the size and complexity of the soybean genome, an alternative approach is targeted random-gene sequencing, which provides an immediate and productive method of gene discovery. In this study, more than 120000 soybean expressed sequence tags (ESTs) generated(More)
Compacting plasmid DNA (pDNA) into a small size is a fundamental necessity for the efficient in vivo transfer of nucleic acids to somatic cells. An approach for accomplishing this is to condense pDNA using cationic detergents with sulfhydryl groups, near their critical micelle concentration. In this study, a model surfactant was used to study how the rate(More)
Epigenomics is increasingly becoming an important field of research, and the ability to detect and quantify DNA methylation accurately is now critical for numerous fields of study, including disease biology and gene expression. The differential reactivities of methylated and nonmethylated cytosines in DNA with sodium bisulfite forms the basis for their(More)
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