Florian Koehler

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Chromosome segregation requires centromeres on every sister chromatid to correctly form and attach the microtubule spindle during cell division. Even though centromeres are essential for genome stability, the underlying centromeric DNA is highly variable in sequence and evolves quickly. Epigenetic mechanisms are therefore thought to regulate centromeres.(More)
The outcome of infectious diseases in vertebrates is under genetic control at least to some extent. In swine, e.g., marked differences in resistance/susceptibility to Sarcocystis miescheriana have been shown between Chinese Meishan and European Pietrain pigs, and these differences are associated with high heritabilities. A first step toward the(More)
A simplified protoplast regeneration system for Vigna aconitifolia was developed. A plating efficiency of 60% was obtained using mesophyll protoplasts from 10-day-old seedlings. By co-cultivation of protoplasts with Agrobacterium tumefaciens containing the Ti plasmid derivative pGV 3850∶1103 neo kanamycin-resistant colonies were obtained; 23% of the(More)
Irradiation (X-ray; 5–15 Gy) of protoplasts treated with plasmid-DNA and PEG yielded higher transformation rates in comparison to non-irradiated protoplasts transformed by the same method. This could be demonstrated for four plant species. The irradiation doses used did not affect the total number of colonies regenerated without selection pressure, but(More)
Direct gene transfer proved to be an efficient transformation method for Vigna aconitifolia, a member of the legume family. Kanamycin resistant calli and plants were regenerated from heat shocked protoplasts treated with PEG and plasmid DNA containing the coding region for aminoglycoside phosphotransferase gene (NPT II). The plant cultivar used was an(More)
The successful transfer of a marker gene (hpt gene) from Brassica nigra into B. napus via direct gene transfer was demonstrated. Total DNA was isolated from a hygromycin-resistant callus line, which contained three to five copies of the hpt gene. This line had been produced via direct gene transfer with the hygromycin resistance-conferring plasmid pGL2. The(More)
The magnetic moment μ of a bound electron, generally expressed by the g-factor μ=-g μB s ħ(-1) with μB the Bohr magneton and s the electron's spin, can be calculated by bound-state quantum electrodynamics (BS-QED) to very high precision. The recent ultra-precise experiment on hydrogen-like silicon determined this value to eleven significant digits, and thus(More)
Question Answering systems are systems that enable the user to ask questions in natural language and to also receive an answer in natural language. Most existing systems, however, are constructed for the English language, and it is not clear in how far these approaches are also applicable to other languages. A richer morphology, greater syntactic(More)
In P. hybrida and B. nigra an enhancement of transformation rates (direct gene transfer) of about six to seven-fold was obtained after irradiation of protoplasts with 12.5 Gy (X-ray). The effect of protoplast irradiation was similar in experiments where protoplasts were irradiated 1h before transformation (X-ray/DNA) or 1h after completion of the(More)
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