Jaromír Stejskal

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Two approaches were used to detect variability within 23 pea cultivars. Eight random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) primers produced 163 bands (114 polymorphic), whereas five isoenzyme systems produced 25 bands (20 polymorphic). Both methods provided good results in finger-printing and identified all cultivars tested. Genetic similarity analysis (UPGMA)(More)
The possibility of producing agronomically-useful somaclones via organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis from callus cultures of pea (Pisum sativum L.) was studied. Organogenic calli were induced from immature leaflets on MSB medium with NAA and BAP. Embryogenic calli were derived either from immature zygotic embryos (using 2,4-D) or from shoot apices(More)
Somatic embryogenesis was induced in immature zygotic embryos of pea (Pisum sativum L.), synthetic auxins α-naphthalene acetic acid (NAA), 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 4-amino-3,5,6-trichloropicolinic acid (picloram, PIC) being used. Only one (line HM-6) of 46 genotypes tested exhibited good potential for somatic embryogenesis. 2,4-D was found(More)
In the laboratory-type airlift tower reactor oxygen transfer from air in tap water and/or polyacrylamide solutions (Neuperm WF) was studied. In order to characterize the system, volumetric coefficient of oxygen transfer was determined by the gassing-out method. Two arrangements of the airlift tower reactor were compared, namely the reactor with and without(More)
Oxidation of ethanol and reduction of aldehyde catalysed by yeast alcohol dehydrogenase is inhibited by several naturally occurring as well as semi-synthetic protoberberine alkaloids. The affinity of these compounds for the enzyme depends essentially on their hydrophobicity. Corysamine and coptisine are the most potent inhibitors among the natural alkaloids(More)
To follow different patterns of morphogenesis in embryogenic and nonembryogenic calli and to d~ermine whether polyamines are involved in regulation of alfalfa somatic embryogenesis, central segments from leaves of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) were studied. At the beginning they were cultured on solid basic BL medium supplemented with 100 gM 2,4-D a 5 p.M(More)
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