Corrado Basile

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The writing sheets made with strips from the stem (caulis) of papyri (Cyperus papyrus) are one of the most ingenious products of ancient technology. We extracted DNA from samples of modern papyri varying in age from 0-100 years BP and from ancient specimens from Egypt, with an age-span from 1,300-3,200 years BP. The copy number of the plant chloroplast DNA(More)
In the ovoviviparous teleost, Poecilia reticulata, the esterases give rise to around 13 variants when separated by electrofocusing. These variants show histochemical characteristics (e.g. substrate utilization and sensitivity to inhibiting substances) which can be related to postnatal developmental stages and to adult sex. A few variants, moreover, appear(More)
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