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Aquaporins belongs to the major intrinsic proteins involved in the transcellular membrane transport of water and other small solutes. A comprehensive genome-wide search for the homologues of Solanum tuberosum major intrinsic protein (MIP) revealed 41 full-length potato aquaporin genes. All potato aquaporins are grouped into five subfamilies; plasma membrane(More)
In this report we address the changes in the expression of the genes involved in ROS scavenging and ethylene biosynthesis induced by the inoculation of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) isolated from potato rhizosphere. The two Bacillus isolates used in this investigation had earlier demonstrated a striking influence on potato tuberization. These(More)
Deamination of cytosines results in accumulation of uracil residues in DNA, which unless repaired lead to GC-->AT transition mutations. Uracil DNA glyco-sylase excises uracil residues from DNA and initiates the base excision repair pathway to safeguard the genomic integrity. In this study, we have investigated the effect of single-stranded DNA binding(More)
L-Ascorbate plays a vital role in the alleviation of salinity stress in crop plants. Overexpression of the ascorbate pathway enzyme D-galacturonic acid reductase in transgenic potato plants confers improved tolerance to various abiotic stresses. These transgenic potato plants were further studied for their primary photosynthetic performances under salinity(More)
X-intrinsic proteins (XIPs) are a novel class of major intrinsic proteins found in diverse organisms. Recently, XIP genes have been reported to be involved in the transport of a wide range of hydrophobic solutes; however, the evolutionary forces driving their structural and functional divergence in plants are poorly understood. In the present study,(More)
Salt-tolerance was studied in transgenic potato. It was conferred by overexpression of ascorbate pathway enzyme (d-galacturonic acid reductase, GalUR). As genetic engineering of the GalUR gene in potato enhances its ascorbic acid content (l-AsA), and subsequently plants suffered minimal oxidative stress-induced damage, we now report on the comprehensive(More)
Chlorophyll-a fluorescence analysis provides relevant information about the physiology of plants growing under abiotic stress. In this study, we evaluated the influence of cold stress on the photosynthetic machinery of transgenic turfgrass, Zoysia japonica, expressing oat phytochrome A (PhyA) or a hyperactive mutant phytochrome A (S599A) with(More)
Single-stranded DNA-binding protein (SSB) is an essential protein necessary for the functioning of the DNA replication, repair and recombination machineries. Here we report the structure of the DNA-binding domain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis SSB (MtuSSB) in four different crystals distributed in two forms. The structure of one of the forms was solved by a(More)
L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a major antioxidant in plants and plays a significant role in mitigation of excessive cellular reactive oxygen species activities caused by number of abiotic stresses. Plant ascorbate levels change differentially in response to varying environmental stress conditions, depending on the degree of stress and species sensitivity.(More)
Plants as sessile organisms are continuously exposed to abiotic stress conditions that impose numerous detrimental effects and cause tremendous loss of yield. Abiotic stresses, including high sunlight, confer serious damage on the photosynthetic machinery of plants. Photosystem II (PSII) is one of the most susceptible components of the photosynthetic(More)