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1. Aspartate transcarbamoylase from 4-day-old radicles of Phaseolus aureus was purified 190-fold by (NH(4))(2)SO(4) fractionation, DEAE-cellulose and DEAE-Sephadex chromatography and Sephadex-gel filtration. The partially purified enzyme, which required P(i) for maximum stability, had an apparent molecular weight of 83000+/-5000. 2. Uridine nucleotides were(More)
Gametophytes cultured in solutions containing 0.0 to 0.7 % NaCl exhibited no change in ultra structural organization of chloroplasts. In 1.0% NaCl-grown gametophytes, there were thinner granal stacks, relatively larger spaces between granal thylakoidal membranes and larger plastoglobuli in the chloroplasts. These changes were accompanied by a decrease in(More)
Dysfunction of the meibomian glands resulting from contact lens wear has recently been recognized. This study shows that 30% of lens wearers develop some degree of meibomian gland dysfunction after 6 months of wear whereas only 20% of non-lens wearers have similar problem. Thirty-three per cent of the male wearers have dysfunctioning glands compared with(More)
The regulation of Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in the fern Pyrrosia piloselloides (L.) Price was investigated in Singapore on two epiphytic populations acclimated to sun and shade conditions. The shade fronds were less succulent and had a higher chlorophyll content although the chlorophyll a:b ratio was lower and light compensation points and(More)
  • B. L. Ong
  • Optometry and vision science : official…
  • 1996
This study attempted to determine whether contact lens wear has any adverse effect on the Meibomian glands. The study also tried to elucidate the prevalence of Meibomian gland dysfunction in the general population. The results of the study showed that Meibomian gland dysfunction exists in 43% of the population (lens wearers and nonlens wearers), 49% of the(More)
Hyperkeratinization of meibomian glands has been postulated to cause gland dysfunction. Recent investigations on rabbits show that keratin proteins are indeed present in the meibomian fluids of these animals. In this report we present our findings on the presence of these water-insoluble proteins in human meibomian secretions. 6 anti-cytokeratin antibodies,(More)
Plants grown at low irradiance were fertilized with 0, 60, and 600 g m-3 NH4NO3 once every fortnight. Plants treated with high N concentrations showed an increased growth, producing longer and broader fronds with larger areas, and were darker green in colour. Nitrogen also increased the content of chlorophyll (Chl) and carotenoids per leaf area unit.(More)
1. Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase activity of Phaseolus aureus extracts was assayed by coupling it to the catalytic subunit of Escherichia coli aspartate transcarbamoylase and determining the [(14)C]carbamoylaspartate so formed. The stability of the activity was improved by the addition of ornithine and dimethyl sulphoxide to the extraction medium. 2. The(More)
Variation in shape and size of mature sterile fronds of the epiphytic fern, Pyrrosia piloselloides (L.) Price, was observed. These morphological differences were also linked to genotypic variations of the different fern populations studied. Genetic polymorphism in different populations of P. piloselloides was investigated using random amplified polymorphic(More)