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Plants respond with changes in their pattern of gene expression and protein products when exposed to low temperatures. Thus ability to adapt has an impact on the distribution and survival of the plant, and on crop yields. Many species of tropical or subtropical origin are injured or killed by non-freezing low temperatures, and exhibit various symptoms of(More)
Tissue culture is one of the tools necessary for genetic engineering and many other breeding programs. Moreover, selection of high regenerating rice varieties is a pre-requisite for success in rice biotechnology. In this report we established a reproducible plant regeneration system through somatic embryogenesis. The explants used for regeneration were(More)
The electrochemical response of methylamine dehydrogenase from bacterium W3A1 at edge-plane-oriented pyrolytic graphite (epg) and modified gold electrodes has been investigated. Quasi-reversible electron transfer has been observed. Variations in concentration of different cations and anions gave rise to both promotion and inhibition of the direct response.(More)
Transgenic science and technology are fundamental to the state-of-art plant molecular genetics and crop improvement. The new generation of technology endeavors to introduce genes 'stably' into 'site-specific' locations and in 'single copy' without the integration of extraneous vector 'backbone' sequences or 'selectable markers'. Numerous plant(More)
The electrochemistry of the enzyme, sulfide:cytochrome c oxidoreductase, also known as flavocytochrome c552 from the purple sulfur bacterium, Chromatium vinosum, has been studied using several modified electrodes. Direct electron transfer between the heme of the flavocytochrome and an electrode is observed in the presence of a redox-inactive cationic(More)
Two genetically distinct flavodoxins, designated AcFldA and AcFldB, were isolated from Azotobacter chroococcum (MCD1155) grown under nitrogen-fixing conditions. AcFldA and AcFldB differ in their midpoint potentials for the semiquinone-hydroquinone couple (Em -305 mV and -520 mV respectively). Only AcFldB was competent to act as an electron donor to the(More)
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