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Anomalous flowering of the Antirrhinum majus mutant squamosa (squa) is characterized by excessive formation of bracts and the production of relatively few and often malformed or incomplete flowers. To study the function of squamosa in the commitment of an inflorescence lateral meristem to floral development, the gene was cloned and its genomic structure, a(More)
The vast majority of individuals with the fragile X syndrome show expanded stretches of CGG repeats in the 5' non-coding region of FMR1. This expansion coincides with abnormal methylation patterns in that area resulting in the silencing of the FMR1 gene. Evidence is accumulating that this directly causes the fragile X phenotype. Very few other mutations in(More)
In this paper the development of a battery of approximately 70 mouse monoclonal antibodies (McAbs) to RCMV-induced antigens and their characterization is discussed. Their reactivity with the whole scala of ca. 30 virus specific proteins was tested in an enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) whereas their ability to detect RCMV-antigens at different locations(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is involved as an autocrine factor in the regulation of the secretory activity of the neuroendocrine pituitary melanotrope cells of Xenopus laevis. We studied the subcellular distribution of BDNF in Xenopus melanotropes using a combination of high-pressure freezing, cryosubstitution and immunoelectron microscopy.(More)
We present the analysis of genomic DNA fragments that were isolated as potential segments of the lampbrush loop pair Nooses on the short arm of the Y chromosome of Drosophila hydei. More than 300 kb of DNA were recovered in BamHI lambda and cosmid clone groups. This DNA is composed of the Y-specific ayl family of repetitive DNA sequences, and of other(More)
A family is described in which two cases of trisomy 21 occurred in, respectively, a newborn infant and a prenatally diagnosed fetus. Using fluorescent chromosomal polymorphisms, it was established that in both cases the extra chromosome resulted from a first meiotic division error in the mother and that the father contributed the same centromeric region to(More)
Rabbit antisera elicited against pure pig, horse, ox, and sheep pancreatic phospholipase A2 revealed considerable immunological differences when tested by double immunodiffusion and microcomplement fixation assays. Snake venom phospholipases did not show any detectable cross-reactions with the pancreatic enzymes. Microcomplement fixation also clearly(More)
In 8 of 10 wild rats trapped in The Netherlands, an infectious viruslike agent was isolated predominantly from the salivary glands and could be serially passed in laboratory rats. In rat embryo cells a typical cytomegalo-like cytopathic effect was produced. The morphologic and cultural characteristics of the isolated agent were comparable with those of the(More)
Radioactive-labelled virions and nucleocapsids of rat cytomegalovirus (RCMV) were purified from the supernatant and subcellular fractions of infected rat embryo fibroblasts (REF) and analyzed by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Nuclear nucleocapsids contain one major protein of 138 kD, which is considered to be the basic invariant structural element(More)