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The plants during their sessile, autotrophic lifestyle are affected by wide range of environmental signals and regulate complex patterns of gene expression with the help of transcription factors. The WRKY transcription factors are considered as plant-specific, however, are also reported in protist, slime mold, fern and pine. The WRKY name is coined from its(More)
Aloe vera L., a member of Liliaceae, is a medicinal plant and has a number of curative properties. We describe here the development of tissue culture method for high-frequency plantlet regeneration from inflorescence axis-derived callus cultures of sweet aloe genotype. Competent callus cultures were established on 0.8% agar-gelled Murashige and Skoog's (MS)(More)
Efficient plantlet regeneration with and without intermediate callus phase was achieved for a selected genotype of Aloe vera L. which is sweet in test and used as a vegetable and source of food. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and inter simple sequence repeats (ISSR) marker assays were employed to evaluate genetic stability of plantlets and validate(More)
The present study assesses the changes in DNA methylation in leaf and root tissues of Jatropha curcas L., induced by salinity stress using methylation sensitive amplification polymorphism (MSAP) markers. Seedlings of 21 days (d) grown under controlled conditions were subjected to 0–100 mM salinity treatment for 24 h (1 d). Immediate changes in DNA(More)
Jatropha curcas L. (Euphorbiaceae) has acquired a great importance as a renewable source of energy with a number of environmental benefits. Very few attempts were made to understand the extent of genetic diversity of J. curcas germplasm. In the present study, efforts were made to analyze the genetic diversity among the elite germplasms of J. curcas,(More)
The pathogenesis-related proteins have a broad spectrum of roles, ranging from seed germination, development to resistance. The PR-10 is a multigene family differing from other PR proteins in being intracellular, small and acidic with similar 3D structures. We have isolated JcPR-10a cDNA with an ORF of 483 bp from J. curcas, an important biofuel crop grown(More)
Jatropha curcas L., a multipurpose shrub, has acquired significant economic importance for its seed oil which can be converted to biodiesel an emerging alternative to petro-diesel. In addition to the commercial value, it is also having medicinal and even high nutritional value to use as animal fodder which is limited due to the toxicity. Development of(More)
We investigated DNA methylation and polymorphism in the methylated DNA using AFLP based methylation-sensitive amplification polymorphism (MS-AFLP) markers in ecotypes of Jatropha curcas L. growing in similar and different geo-ecological conditions. Three ecotypes growing in different geo-ecological conditions with environmental heterogeneity (Group-1) and(More)
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