Debora Gasperini

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Over the next decade, wheat grain production must increase to meet the demand of a fast growing human population. One strategy to meet this challenge is to raise wheat productivity by optimizing plant stature. The Reduced height 8 (Rht8) semi-dwarfing gene is one of the few, together with the Green Revolution genes, to reduce stature of wheat (Triticum(More)
Background:This multi-centre phase II clinical trial is the first prospective evaluation of radioembolisation of patients with colorectal liver metastases (mCRC) who failed previous oxaliplatin- and irinotecan-based systemic chemotherapy regimens.Methods:Eligible patients had adequate hepatic, haemopoietic and renal function, and an absence of major hepatic(More)
Wound responses in plants have to be coordinated between organs so that locally reduced growth in a wounded tissue is balanced by appropriate growth elsewhere in the body. We used a JASMONATE ZIM DOMAIN 10 (JAZ10) reporter to screen for mutants affected in the organ-specific activation of jasmonate (JA) signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Wounding(More)
Jasmonates are lipid mediators that control defence gene expression in response to wounding and other environmental stresses. These small molecules can accumulate at distances up to several cm from sites of damage and this is likely to involve cell-to-cell jasmonate transport.Also, and independently of jasmonate synthesis, transport and perception,(More)
2012 8.97 8.99 8.10 (-10%) 0.64* 100 (N2) 8.80 8.59 8.08 (-6%) 0.50* 200 (N3) 8.74 8.35 8.05 (-4%) 0.50* Irrigated (I) 12.24 11.90 11.99 (+1%) 0.72* Rainfed (R) 8.53 9.34 6.93 (-26%) 0.72* Irrigated (I) 7.84 7.81 7.22 (-8%) 0.67*** Rainfed (R) 7.39 7.25 6.75 (-7%) 0.67*** Irrigated (I) 11.25 10.33 10.53 (+2%) 0.67*** Rainfed (R) 11.05 10.80 9.94 (-8%)(More)
Physical damage can strongly affect plant growth, reducing the biomass of developing organs situated at a distance from wounds. These effects, previously studied in leaves, require the activation of jasmonate (JA) signalling. Using a novel assay involving repetitive cotyledon wounding in Arabidopsis seedlings, we uncovered a function of JA in suppressing(More)
Jasmonates are oxygenated lipids (oxylipins) that control defense gene expression in response to cell damage in plants. How mobile are these potent mediators within tissues? Exploiting a series of 13-lipoxygenase (13-lox) mutants in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) that displays impaired jasmonic acid (JA) synthesis in specific cell types and using(More)
In this paper the authors report the evolution of a new automatic HPLC analyser for screening haemoglobinopathies. HbA(2) and F determinations are accurate and reproducible. The analysis time is short (6.5 min) and there is a good separation between the HbA(2) values of beta-thalassemia carriers from normals and alpha-thalassemia carriers, with no overlap(More)
Coffea arabica is susceptible to several pests and diseases, some of which affect the leaves and roots. Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) is the main defence mechanism activated in plants in response to pathogen attack. Here, we report the effects of benzo(1,2,3)thiadiazole-7-carbothioic acid-S-methyl ester (BTH), a SAR chemical inducer, on the expression(More)
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