Centromeres are essential for chromosome segregation, yet their DNA sequences evolve rapidly. In most animals and plants that have been studied, centromeres contain megabase-scale arrays of tandem repeats. Despite their importance, very little is known about the degree to which centromere tandem repeats share common properties between different species… (More)
Switchgrass flag leaves can be expected to be a source of carbon to the plant, and its senescence is likely to impact the remobilization of nutrients from the shoots to the rhizomes. However, many genes have not been assigned a function in specific stages of leaf development. Here, we characterized gene expression in flag leaves over their development. By… (More)
Although yield trials for switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a potentially high value biofuel feedstock crop, are currently underway throughout North America, the genetic tools for crop improvement in this species are still in the early stages of development. Identification of high-density molecular markers, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs),… (More)
The paper cryptanalyses a new public key cryptosystem that has been recently proposed by Paeng, Ha, Kim, Chee and Park . The scheme works on finite non-abelian groups. We focus on the group SL(2, Z Zp) × θ Z Zp which was discussed in  extensively.
A switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) consensus map was developed that combined data from two mapping populations and integrated recombination data from both parents of this largely obligate outcrossing species. The consensus map consisted of 1,321 loci and spanned 2,122 cM. An analysis of the distribution of genic and genomic markers across the length of a… (More)
Multivalent tetraploids that include many plant species, such as potato, sugarcane, and rose, are of paramount importance to agricultural production and biological research. Quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping in multivalent tetraploids is challenged by their unique cytogenetic properties, such as double reduction. We develop a statistical method for… (More)
Identitätsbasierte Kryptografie wird häufig als Lösung angeführt, um den komplexen und aufwändigen Aufbau und Betrieb einer Public Key Infrastruktur (PKI) zu vermeiden. Alsöffentliche Schlüssel eines Benutzers dienen bei identitätsbasierter Kryptografie persönliche (aberöffentlich zu-gängliche) Daten dieses Benutzers, wie beispielsweise seine E-Mail-Adresse… (More)
English Abstract Public-key cryptography enables two (or more) parties to execute cryptographic protocols (e.g. to send confidential messages) without requiring a common secret. The methods in use today are mostly based on abelian groups (see  for example). Recently, several cryptographic protocols using non-abelian groups were proposed [23, 42]. The… (More)