Jacek Musial

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Human population data on air pollution and its effects on the immune system are scarce. A survey was conducted within the framework of the Central European Study of Air Quality and Respiratory Health (CESAR) to measure a panel of immune biomarkers in children of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. Seventeen cities were chosen(More)
Anthracnose, caused by Colletotrichum trifolii, is one of the most serious diseases of lucerne worldwide. The disease is managed through deployment of resistant cultivars, but new pathotypes present a challenge to the successful implementation of this strategy. This paper reports the genetic map locations of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for reaction to(More)
Genome-specific DNA markers are of great value in many applications. Recent work on different plants and animal species indicated that PCR- (polymerase chain reaction) based genetic marker systems using specific primers are highly genome-specific. To test the genome specificity of sequence-tagged-sites (STSs) as genetic markers in Stylosanthes, 20 pairs of(More)
Phytophthora root rot, caused by Phytophthora medicaginis, is a major limitation to lucerne production but it can be managed through the use of resistant cultivars. Current resistance screening methods, using mature plants or post-emergence seedling assays, are costly and time consuming. The use of zoospore inoculum on detached leaves and intact cotyledons(More)
The applications of spectroscopic methods in cancer detection open new possibilities in early stage diagnostics. Raman spectroscopy and Raman imaging represent novel and rapidly developing tools in cancer diagnosis. In the study described in this paper Raman spectroscopy has been employed to examine noncancerous and cancerous human breast tissues of the(More)
In eastern Australia and California, USA, one of the major lethal fungal diseases of lucerne (Medicago sativa) is Stagonospora root and crown rot, caused by Stagonospora meliloti. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) involved in resistance and susceptibility to S. meliloti were identified in an autotetraploid lucerne backcross population of 145 individuals. Using(More)
A DNA isolation method suitable for genomic library construction and RFLP analyses of the forage legume Stylosanthes was developed. Probes isolated using this method were used to investigate the feasibility of constructing RFLP-based genetic maps in this genus. Two hundred and seventy-one PstI genomic DNA and 134 cDNA clones were analysed against four(More)
Previous studies have suggested that genomes A and B are two of the three genomes of the hexaploid species Stylosanthes erecta. To identify the third constituent genome of S. erecta, STS (sequence-tagged-site) and RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) markers were used to analyse genotypes representing several taxa that had not been tested(More)
Five asymmetric hybrid plants were obtained between Medicago sativa (2n = 4x = 32) and Medicago arborea (2n = 4x = 32) through sexual reproduction and the use of a cytoplasmically male sterile M. sativa genotype. Over 2,000 pollinations were made to obtain these hybrids. Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis showed that in the most studied(More)
One of the most important areas of Raman medical diagnostics is identification and characterization of cancerous and noncancerous tissues. The methods based on Raman scattering has shown significant potential for probing human breast tissue to provide valuable information for early diagnosis of breast cancer. A vibrational fingerprint from the biological(More)