Charlene McArthur

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Protecting crop yield under drought stress is a major challenge for modern agriculture. One biotechnological target for improving plant drought tolerance is the genetic manipulation of the stress response to the hormone abscisic acid (ABA). Previous genetic studies have implicated the involvement of the beta-subunit of Arabidopsis farnesyltransferase (ERA1)(More)
Determination of sequences from the nine regions separating the large genes in the 19-kbp mitochondrial DNA from Torulopsis glabrata has led to the identification of 23 tRNA genes and to the recognition of two types of short repeated sequence implicated in mitochondrial genome expression. The two short repeated sequences are a nonanucleotide motif,(More)
Restriction endonuclease digestion of mitocondrial DNAs from the nine Dekkera/Brettanomyces yeasts have revealed that three separate pairs of species, namely D. bruxellensis/B. lambicus; B. abstinens/B. custersii and B. anomalus/B. clausenii have identical genomes. This observation suggests that such analysis of mtDNA could be an important procedure for(More)
Results from the theory of random walks applied to the random excision hypothesis for production of petite mutants in yeast suggest that frequency of excision should increase as a linear function of mitochondrial DNA length (see appendix). For a series of petite positive yeasts we have determined the spontaneous petite frequency (ranging from about 0.003%(More)
Mapping of sequences specifying the large and small ribosomal RNAs and six polypeptides in the circular 23.7 kbp mitochondrial DNA ofSaccharomyces exiguus has shown that these genes have the same orientation and that a 5 gene cluster is common to this DNA and the 18.9 kbp mtDNA fromTorulopsis glabrata. Included in the preserved region are juxtaposed(More)
Large and small rRNAs have been isolated from mitochondria of the yeast Torulopsis glabrata and have been shown to have lengths of 2,700 bases and 1,400 bases respectively. Construction of a restriction endonuclease site map of mitochondria) DNA has enabled us to position these rRNAs by hybridization of labelled RNA to DNA fragments transferred to(More)
  • C McArthur
  • Respiratory care clinics of North America
  • 1997
Indirect calorimetry can be a useful tool to define nutritional status, determine nutritional requirements, and assess response to nutritional interventions. Measurements of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production may be used to determine cardiac output and work of breathing, and estimate the components of minute ventilation. An understanding of(More)