Jake B. Clarke

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A total of 45 microsatellites (SSRs) were developed for mapping in Fragaria. They included 31 newly isolated codominant genomic SSRs from F. nubicola and a further 14 SSRs, derived from an expressed sequence tagged library (EST-SSRs) of the cultivated strawberry, F. × ananassa. These, and an additional 64 previously characterised but unmapped SSRs and(More)
Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers developed from Malus, as well as Prunus, Pyrus and Sorbus, and some other sequence-tagged site (STS) loci were analysed in an interspecific F1 apple progeny from the cross ‘Fiesta’ × ‘Totem’ that segregated for several agronomic characters. A linkage map was constructed using 259 STS loci (247 SSRs, four SCARs and eight(More)
One hundred and sixty microsatellite (simple sequence repeat (SSR)) and six gene-specific markers revealing 174 loci were scored in 94 seedlings from the inter-specific cross of Prunus avium ‘Napoleon’ × Prunus nipponica accession F1292. The co-segregation data from these markers were used to construct a linkage map for cherry which spanned 680 cM over(More)
Five polymorphic microsatellites (simple sequence repeat; SSR) markers were used to estimate the levels of genetic variation within and among natural populations from different islands of the endangered endemic from the Canary Islands Sambucus palmensis Link (Sambucaceae). Genetic data were used to infer potential evolutionary processes that could have led(More)
Powdery mildew poses a serious problem for apple growers, and resistance to the disease is a major objective in breeding programmes for cultivar improvement. As selective pressure allows pathogens to overcome previously reliable resistances, there is a need for the introduction of novel resistance genes into new breeding lines. This investigation is(More)
The mechanism of the phosphoglucomutase from Micrococcus lysodeikticus was investigated. Induced-transport tests at low substrate concentrations (0.15mm) showed co-transport of the (32)P label but no induced transport of the (14)C label, which is in quantitative agreement with a phosphoenzyme mechanism with a rapid isomerization of the phosphoenzyme. The(More)
1. Phosphoglucomutase from Micrococcus lysodeikticus was incubated with (14)C- and (32)P-labelled glucose 1,6-diphosphate and separated from the cofactor on a Sephadex column. (32)P-labelled phosphate (0.7mol/mol of enzyme) was associated with the enzyme, but no (14)C label was. 2. The (32)P-labelled enzyme exchanged its label with the substrates. When the(More)
The equilibrium constant of the phosphoglyceromutase reaction was determined over a range of pH (5.4-7.9), in solutions of different ionic strength (0.06-0.3) and in the presence of Mg(2+), at 30 degrees C and at 20 degrees C. The values obtained (8.65-11.65) differ substantially from previously published values. The third acid dissociation constants were(More)
1. The properties and kinetics of the 2,3-diphosphoglycerate-dependent phosphoglycerate mutases are discussed. There are at least three possible mechanisms for the reaction: (i) a phosphoenzyme (Ping Pong) mechanism; (ii) an intermolecular transfer of phosphate from 2,3-diphosphoglycerate to the substrates (sequential mechanism); (iii) an intramolecular(More)