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A Vitis riparia genomic library was screened for the presence of (GA)n simple sequence repeats (SSR) and 18 primer pairs yielding amplification products of the expected size were designed. Heterologous amplification with the primer pairs in related species (V. rupestris, V. berlandieri, V. labrusca, V. cinerea, V. aestivalis, V. vinifera, and interspecific(More)
A system was developed which allows the transfer of foreign genes into apricot cultivars. We report the transformation and regeneration of Prunus armeniaca plants with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA 4404 containing various binary plasmids, pBinGUSint, carrying the marker gene ß-glucuronidase (GUS) and pBinPPVm, carrying the coat protein gene of Plum(More)
In order to investigate the comparability of microsatellite profiles obtained in different laboratories, ten partners in seven countries analyzed 46 grape cultivars at six loci (VVMD5, VVMD7, VVMD27, VVS2, VrZAG62, and VrZAG79). No effort was made to standardize equipment or protocols. Although some partners obtained very similar results, in other cases(More)
Novel benzoylalanine-derived ketoamides were prepared and evaluated for calpain I inhibition. Derivatives carrying vinylbenzyl amino residues in the P(2)-P(3) region inhibited calpain in nanomolar concentrations and thus represent a novel class of nonpeptidic calpain inhibitors. Selected examples exhibited an improved pharmacokinetic profile including(More)
 Microsatellites are ideal markers for revealing genetic relationships between individuals because of their co-dominant inheritance. In this study we determined the genetic profiles of 52 grapevine cultivars using 32 microsatellite markers. We were able to define the complex genetic relationship among nine European grapevine cultivars. None of these(More)
Transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana and N. clevelandii plants expressing the coat protein of Plum Pox Virus under the control of the 35S promoter from Cauliflower Mosaic Virus were engineered by Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation. The phenomenon of virus resistance was observed at different levels when transgenic plants, expressing the coat(More)
Pyrrolylquinoxalinediones carrying aminoalkyl residues were evaluated for affinity to the recombinant, homomeric kainate receptors GluR5, GluR6 and GluR7. Most derivatives preferred binding to GluR5. In particular, the piperazine 6e represents a highly potent and selective antagonist to GluR5.
A genetic linkage map of grapevine was constructed with 92 progeny, which was derived from a cross of Welschriesling × Sirius using the pseudo-testcross strategy. Welschriesling is known for showing low magnesium uptake. The segregation pattern of this defect was compared with the segregation pattern of 251 molecular markers, 237 simple sequence repeat(More)
Applying the new method for culture initiation 16 different cultivars of Malus domestica could be established in vitro from shoot tips of adult orchard trees. Actively growing shoot tips were cleaned and surface disinfested, dissected to 2–3 mm and placed on a modified MS-medium with 4.4 μM BA. Explants were covered for 24 h with 200 μl of a 0.1% solution(More)