Ginny Antony

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Sugar efflux transporters are essential for the maintenance of animal blood glucose levels, plant nectar production, and plant seed and pollen development. Despite broad biological importance, the identity of sugar efflux transporters has remained elusive. Using optical glucose sensors, we identified a new class of sugar transporters, named SWEETs, and show(More)
The rice (Oryza sativa) gene xa13 is a recessive resistance allele of Os-8N3, a member of the NODULIN3 (N3) gene family, located on rice chromosome 8. Os-8N3 is a susceptibility (S) gene for Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae, the causal agent of bacterial blight, and the recessive allele is defeated by strains of the pathogen producing any one of the type III(More)
Eight diverse sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) accessions were subjected to short-read genome sequencing to characterize the distribution of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Two strategies were used for DNA library preparation. Missing SNP genotype data were imputed by local haplotype comparison. The effect of library type and genomic diversity on(More)
Gall midges induce formation of host nutritive cells and alter plant metabolism to utilize host resources. Here we show that the gene Mayetiola destructor susceptibility-1 on wheat chromosome 3AS encodes a small heat-shock protein and is a major susceptibility gene for infestation of wheat by the gall midge M. destructor, commonly known as the Hessian fly.(More)
The genes CMV-cp and ToLCV-cons-rep from the isolates of cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV) were transcriptionally fused under the control of CaMV 35 S promotor. This construct was used to transform tobacco and tomato using Agrobacterium. We show transforming ToLCV and CMV infected plants with the homologous chimeric gene(More)
Mutations in disease susceptibility (S) genes, here referred to as recessive resistance genes, have promise for providing broad durable resistance in crop species. However, few recessive disease resistance genes have been characterized. Here, we show that the broadly effective resistance gene xa5,for resistance to bacterial blight of rice (Oryza sativa), is(More)
A chimeric transgene composed of two different viral gene segments, was employed to confer multiple virus resistance in transformed tomato through homology-dependent gene silencing. Two important viruses of tomato, Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and Tomato leaf curl virus (ToLCV) were targeted. Comparison of 657 nucleotide coat protein (CP) region of CMV(More)
William Roberto Dall Acqua, Cristina Andreescu, Ginny Antony, Arinder Arora, Douglas Baker, Romain Berruyer, Prashanth Boddhireddy, Leslie R. Campbell, Jianfu Chen, Satya Chintamanani, Melinda Dalby, John Diaz-Montano, Julie Essig, Zhigang Guo, Mehdi Kabbage, Prasanna Kankanala, Chitvan Khajuria, Jung-Hoon Lee, Xinyan Li, Zhiwu Li, Gloria Mosquera, Navdeep(More)
The rice (Oryza sativa) gene xa13 is a recessive resistance allele of Os-8N3, a member of the NODULIN3 (N3) gene family, located on rice chromosome 8. Os-8N3 is a susceptibility (S) gene for Xanthomonas oryzae pv oryzae, the causal agent of bacterial blight, and the recessive allele is defeated by strains of the pathogen producing any one of the type III(More)
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is not susceptible to rust fungi, including the wheat leaf rust fungus Puccinia triticina. Upon inoculation with P. triticina spores, infection hyphae and appressoria were observed on the leaf surfaces of the rice cultivar Nipponbare. The cultivar responded to the inoculation with brown discoloration of the local tissue and(More)
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