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A new method was developed to detect DNA methylation in the Citrus genome using random amplification coupled with restriction enzyme digestion. Genomic DNA from Citrus grandis (L.) Osb., Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf., and their F1 hybrid was amplified using 7 individual 10-mer random primers. Prior to amplification the DNA templates were digested with 2(More)
BACKGROUND Citrus canker disease caused by the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xcc) has become endemic in areas where high temperature, rain, humidity, and windy conditions provide a favourable environment for the dissemination of the bacterium. Xcc is pathogenic on many commercial citrus varieties but appears to elicit an incompatible(More)
The objectives of this study were to understand the genetic basis of morphological variation observed in the genus Citrus and its relatives and to identify genomic regions associated with certain morphological traits using genetic linkage mapping and quantitative trait loci (QTLs) analysis with random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. First, a(More)
In the present study, the full-length cDNA sequences of PSY, PDS, and ZDS, encoding the early carotenoid biosynthetic enzymes in the carotenoid pathway of grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), were isolated and characterized for the first time. CpPSY contained a 1311-bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding a polypeptide of 436 amino acids, CpPDS contained a 1659-bp(More)
Transgenic Citrus sinensis ‘Hamlin’ and ‘Valencia’ plants containing Citrus tristeza virus (CTV)-derived sequences were propagated and inoculated with CTV. For propagation, selected buds from transgenic and non-transgenic control plants were grafted onto C. aurantium and C. limonia rootstock plants. CTV inoculation was performed via viruliferous aphids(More)
While polymeric nanocarriers are widely used in medicine for controlled release and site-specific delivery, few reports have applied such delivery methods within agriculture, despite the urgent need for specific delivery of pesticides and nutrients. We report the synthesis of stimuli-responsive and biodegradable polymeric nanocarriers designed for delivery(More)
Cold regulated dehydrins, COR11, COR19 and the C-terminal part of the COR11 genes from Poncirus trifoliata were amplified and cloned into the pCAMBIA1301 binary vector as fusion with beta-glucuronidase (GUS) reporter gene to determine functionality of the bipartite nuclear localization signal (NLS). When these plasmids and the control plasmids were(More)
Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs)-triggered immunity (PTI) is an important component of plant innate immunity. In a previous study, we showed that the PAMP flg22 from Xanthomonas citri ssp. citri (Xflg22), the causal agent of citrus canker, induced PTI in citrus, which correlated with the observed levels of canker resistance. Here, we(More)
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