Humberto Julio Debat

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small ∼20–24 nt species of non-coding RNAs that modulate plant gene expression by means of gene silencing through sequence-specific inhibition of target mRNAs. MiRNAs derive from pol-II transcription of non-coding genes that are precisely processed in nuclear Dicing bodies by a microprocessor complex (dicer-like1–serrate–hyponastic(More)
Losses produced by virus diseases depend mostly on symptom severity. Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV) is one of the most damaging and widespread potyvirus infecting members of the family Brassicaceae, including Arabidopsis thaliana. We used JPN1 and UK1 TuMV strains to characterize viral infections regarding symptom development, senescence progression,(More)
Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.) is an important subtropical tree crop cultivated on 326,000 ha in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, with a total yield production of more than 1,000,000 t. Yerba mate presents a strong limitation regarding sequence information. The NCBI GenBank lacks an EST database of yerba mate and depicts only 80 DNA sequences,(More)
Small RNAs (sRNAs) play important roles in plant development and host-pathogen interactions. Several studies have highlighted the relationship between viral infections, endogenous sRNA accumulation and transcriptional changes associated with symptoms. However, few studies have described a global analysis of endogenous sRNAs by comparing related viruses at(More)
The primary and secondary structures of the intergenic spacer (IGS) between the 3′-end of 25S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene and the 5′-end of 18S rRNA gene are described for the cultivated chili pepper Capsicum pubescens. The recognized functional IGS is 2,078 bp in length. According to nucleotide base composition, regulatory elements, and conserved and(More)
We present the molecular characterization of a new virus infecting yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil.) in Argentina. Deep sequencing of diseased yerba mate plants showing chlorotic linear patterns, chlorotic rings, and vein yellowing resulted in the identification of a new virus resembling plant rhabdoviruses in sequence and genome structure. We have(More)
This contribution contains data related to the research article entitled "The 18S-25S ribosomal RNA unit of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.)" (Aguilera et al., 2016) [1]. Through a bioinformatic approach involving NGS data, we provide information of the transcribed 45S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequence of yerba mate, the first reference for the Ilex(More)
PURPOSE To locate transient chromosome aberrations on a selected pepper cultivar and determine the tracing efficiency of different cytogenetic methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seeds from Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum cultivar 'Cayenne' were treated with an acute dose of X-rays (300 Gy) and chromosome aberrations were analysed by different cytogenetic(More)
Tospoviruses are devastating plant viruses causing severe economic losses in a diverse range of crops worldwide. Here, we describe the development and evaluation of an RNA interference (RNAi) broad-spectrum virus resistance strategy based on a unique and short hairpin-RNA-generating construct (pNhpRNA). This construct was designed from a region of the(More)
We present here the physical mapping of the 5S rDNA locus in six wild and five cultivated taxa of Capsicum by means of a genus-specific FISH probe. In all taxa, a single 5S locus per haploid genome that persistently mapped onto the short arm of a unique metacentric chromosome pair at intercalar position, was found. 5S FISH signals of almost the same size(More)