Emilie Knight

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Understanding Ph1, a dominant homoeologous chromosome pairing suppressor locus on the long arm of chromosome 5B in wheat Triticum aestivum L., is the core of the investigation in this article. The Ph1 locus restricts chromosome pairing and recombination at meiosis to true homologues. The importance of wheat as a crop and the need to(More)
At the onset of meiosis, chromosomes first decondense and then condense as the process of recognition and intimate pairing occurs between homologous chromosomes. We show here that okadaic acid, a drug known to induce chromosome condensation, can be introduced into wheat interspecific hybrids prior to meiosis to induce chromosome pairing. This pairing occurs(More)
Breeders can force sexual hybridisation between wheat and related grass species to produce interspecific hybrids containing a dihaploid set of wheat and related chromosomes. This facilitates the introgression of desirable genes into wheat from the secondary gene pool. However, most elite European wheat varieties carry genes that suppress crossability,(More)
The ‘breaker’ element ( GcB ) of the gametocidal locus derived from Aegilops sharonensis has been mapped to a region proximal to a block of sub-telomeric heterochromatin on chromosome 4S sh L. The production of alien chromosome addition lines allows the transfer of useful genetic variation into elite wheat varieties from related wild species. However, some(More)
Gametocidal (Gc) chromosomes or elements in species such as Eig are preferentially transmitted to the next generation through both the male and female gametes when introduced into wheat ( L.). Furthermore, any genes, such as genes that control agronomically important traits, showing complete linkage with Gc elements, are also transmitted preferentially to(More)
A class of RNA in HeLa cytoplasm with a sedimentation value of 22S is described . This RNA is a true cytoplasmic component and is not an artifact of cell rupture or of the method of RNA preparation. The 22S RNA sediments in a sucrose gradient with those ribosomal structures containing 28S ribosomal RNA (60S and 74S particles and polyribosomes) . It has a(More)
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