Jill D. MacDonald

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Oil palm, a plantation crop of major economic importance in Southeast Asia, is the predominant source of edible oil worldwide. We report the identification of the virescens (VIR) gene, which controls fruit exocarp colour and is an indicator of ripeness. VIR is a R2R3-MYB transcription factor with homology to Lilium LhMYB12 and similarity to Arabidopsis(More)
Injection of dibutyryl-cAMP prevents cuticular melanization of black Manduca sexta larvae, whose pigmentation is related to a defect in the control of the corpus allatum. The cAMP analog has no effect in allatectomized black larvae. Significant stimulation of corpus allatum activity was obtained in vitro with compounds which elicit or mimic elevated(More)
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