Carlos Romero

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Several molecular subtypes of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease have been identified and electroencephalogram and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers have been reported to support clinical diagnosis but with variable utility according to subtype. In recent years, a series of publications have demonstrated a potentially important role for magnetic resonance(More)
Nerve growth factor (NGF) epitomizes a family of proteins known as the neurotrophins (NTs), which are required for the survival and differentiation of neurons within both the central and peripheral nervous system. Synthesis of NGF in tissues innervated by the peripheral nervous system is consistent with its function as a target-derived trophic factor.(More)
The gametophytic self-incompatibility (GSI) system in Rosaceae has been proposed to be controlled by two genes located in the S-locusan S-RNase and a recently described pollen expressed S-haplotype specific F-box gene (SFB). However, in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) these genes had not been identified yet. We have sequenced 21kb in total of the S-locus(More)
A genetic linkage map of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) was constructed using AFLP and SSR markers. The map is based on an F2 population (76 individuals) derived from self-pollination of an F1 individual ('Lito') originated from a cross between 'Stark Early Orange' and 'Tyrinthos'. This family, designated as 'Lito' × 'Lito', segregated for two important(More)
Sharka disease, caused by the plum pox virus (PPV), is one of the major limiting factors for stone fruit crops in Europe and America. In particular, apricot is severely affected suffering significant fruit losses. Thus, PPV resistance is a trait of great interest for the apricot breeding programs currently in progress. In this work, two apricot maps,(More)
Genetic linkage maps for two apricot cultivars have been constructed using AFLP, RAPD, RFLP and SSR markers in 81 F1 individuals from the cross 'Goldrich' × 'Valenciano'. This family segregated for resistance to 'plum pox virus' (PPV), the most-important virus affecting Prunus species. Of the 160 RAPD arbitrary primers screened a total of 44 were selected.(More)
Sharka disease, caused by the plum pox virus (PPV), is one of the major limiting factors for stone fruit production in Europe and America. Attempts to stop the disease through the eradication of infected trees have been unsuccessful. Introgression of PPV resistance for crop improvement is therefore the most important goal in Prunus breeding programs. Due to(More)
Loss of pollen-S function in Prunus self-compatible mutants has recently been associated with deletions or insertions in S-haplotype-specific F-box (SFB) genes. We have studied two self-compatible cultivars of apricot (Prunus armeniaca), Currot (S(C)S(C)) and Canino (S(2)S(C)), sharing the naturally occurring self-compatible (S(C))-haplotype. Sequence(More)
BACKGROUND S-RNase-based self-incompatibility (SI) occurs in the Solanaceae, Rosaceae and Plantaginaceae. In all three families, compatibility is controlled by a polymorphic S-locus encoding at least two genes. S-RNases determine the specificity of pollen rejection in the pistil, and S-locus F-box proteins fulfill this function in pollen. S-RNases are(More)
Genomic DNA sequences sharing homology with the NBS-LRR (nucleotide binding site-leucine-rich repeat) resistance genes were isolated and cloned from apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) using a PCR approach with degenerate primers designed from conserved regions of the NBS domain. Restriction digestion and sequence analyses of the amplified fragments led to the(More)