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Abstract Through exploring potential analogies between cotton seed trichomes (or cotton fiber) and arabidopsis shoot trichomes we discovered that CesAs from either the primary or secondary wall phylogenetic clades can support secondary wall thickening. CesA genes that typically support primary wall synthesis, AtCesA1,2,3,5, and 6, underpin expansion and(More)
Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan), an important food legume crop in the semi-arid regions of the world and the second most important pulse crop in India, has an average crop productivity of 780 kg/ha. The relatively low crop yields may be attributed to non-availability of improved cultivars, poor crop husbandry and exposure to a number of biotic and abiotic(More)
Prior data indicated that enhanced availability of sucrose, a major product of photosynthesis in source leaves and the carbon source for secondary wall cellulose synthesis in fiber sinks, might improve fiber quality under abiotic stress conditions. To test this hypothesis, a family of transgenic cotton plants (Gossypium hirsutum cv. Coker 312 elite) was(More)
Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) provides the world's dominant renewable textile fiber, and cotton fiber is valued as a research model because of its extensive elongation and secondary wall thickening. Previously, it was assumed that fibers elongated as individual cells. In contrast, observation by cryo-field emission-scanning electron microscopy of cotton(More)
High frequency somatic embryogenesis was induced from leaf expiants of F1 hybrid Solanum melongena L. on Murashige and Skoog's medium supplemented with 8.0 mg/1 NAA and 0.1 mg/1 Kn. The somatic embryos were encapsulated in various concentrations (2–6%) of sodium alginate and complexed with calcium chloride (25–100mM): 3% sodium alginate and 75 mM calcium(More)
Interspecific somatic hybrids between the dihaploid Solanum tuberosum and the wild species S. pinnatisectum Dun. were produced via protoplast fusion. Protoplast isolation, electrofusion, culture of post-fusion products and regeneration of calli/shoots were undertaken following optimized protocols. Regenerants were characterized for hybridity, ploidy and(More)
Osmotic priming of aged onion seeds with 25% polyethylene glycol-8000 for 5 d resulted in a marked increase in the rate of germination and early seedling growth. Priming reduced electrolyte leakage as well as lipid peroxidation in seeds implying the activation of membrane repair processes. Priming was also associated with increased levels of(More)
Traumatic abdominal wall hernia is a rare entity, and an uncommon type of abdominal wall hernia as far as the etiology is concerned. It is caused by blunt trauma and disrupts the fascial layers, but does not disrupt the elastic skin. In this study, we report the case of a 60-year-old female, diagnosed with traumatic abdominal wall hernia with delayed(More)
BACKGROUND The role of prevalent culturally driven beliefs and practices in influencing home-based newborn care has not been adequately studied, especially in North India. METHODS The study was conducted in 28 villages under Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project (CRHSP), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). A total of 415 mothers who had(More)