Gopinadham Paliyath

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Ethylene response factors (ERFs) are a large family of transcription factors (TFs) that have diverse functions in plant development and immunity. However, very little is known about the molecular regulation of these TFs in stone fruits during disease incidence. In the present study, we describe the identification of five peach ERFs (Pp-ERFs), aiming to(More)
Transport of 1-14C-IAA in successive stem segments ofCuscuta was strictly basipetal in growing and non growing regions of the vine with a flux velocity of 10–12 mm/h (intercept method). This transport showed a distinct peaked profile, increasing from a low value at 10 mm from the apex to a maximum between 50 and 90 mm before declining to a low value again(More)
Regulation of the activity of beta-glucan synthase was studied using microsomal preparations from corn coleoptiles. The specific activity as measured by the incorporation of glucose from uridine diphospho-D-[U-14C]glucose varied between 5 to 15 pmol (mg protein)-1 min-1. Calcium promoted beta-glucan synthase activity and the promotion was observed at free(More)
While studying the calmodulin activity in post-climacteric apples, a heat stable, dialyzable component that inhibited calmodulin-promoted phosphodiesterase activity was detected. The compound(s) that inhibited calmodulin activity did not bind to Dowex-50, H+ or Dowex-2, Cl- and was exclusively present in the neutral fraction. The inhibitors irreversibly(More)
Phospholipase D alpha (PLD, EC is a key enzyme involved in membrane deterioration that occurs during fruit ripening and senescence. The biochemical and molecular characteristics of PLD was studied in strawberry (Fragaria ananassa Duch) fruits, which are non-climacteric fruits. PLD activity was primarily associated with the mitochondrial and(More)
Enzymatic activity responsible for the conversion of fatty acids to alkanes catalyzed by pea leaf homogenate was found to be mainly in the microsomal fraction. This particulate preparation catalyzed alkane formation from n-C18, n-C22, and n-C24 acids at rates comparable to that observed with n-C32 acid with O2 and ascorbate as required cofactors. In each(More)
Cuscuta stem (vines) exhibits two modes of growth—longitudinal elongation forming free-hanging vines, or coiling growth to twine around the host. The elongation zone of free-hanging vine extended up to 160 mm from the stem apex and in vivo growth rate (during 8 h of growth) was maximal in the 20-to-40-mm region. While gibberellic acid (GA3) or fusicoccin(More)
While assaying calmodulin activity in senesced apple extracts by using its property of promoting the activity of activator-deficient 3',5'-cyclic AMP 5'-nucleotidohydrolase (phosphodiesterase, EC from bovine heart, we detected a heat-stable, dialyzable, low molecular weight component that inhibited calmodulin activity. Specific activity of(More)
Cytokinins induced haustoria formation in excised 10-mm segments ofCuscuta vine, the subapical 25-to-50-mm region being most responsive, producing a mean of 4–6 haustoria per segment. The order of effectiveness of cytokinins continuously applied (72 h) was 6-benzylaminopurine (BA) ⩾ isopentenyladenine (iP) ≫ zeatin (Z). Ribosides of BA and Z were as(More)