John A. Bull

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The enzyme ACC oxidase catalyses the last step of ethylene biosynthesis in plants, converting 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) to ethylene. We have previously described the isolation and characterization of a cDNA clone (pMEL1) encoding an ACC oxidase homolog from melon (Cucumis melo L.). Here we report the isolation and characterization of three(More)
Winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) shows local, induced resistance against the plant-pathogenic fungus Erysiphe graminis f. sp. tritici following exposure to the nonpathogen E. g. f. sp. hordei. The onset of this resistance has been shown to be correlated with the activation of putative defense genes, and cDNA clones representing transcripts of induced genes(More)
Wheat (Triticum aestivum) exhibits local acquired resistance to the powdery mildew pathogen Erysiphe graminis f. sp. tritici. The resistant state can be induced by a preinoculation with the nonhost pathogen E. g.f. sp. hordei, the barley powdery mildew, and is accompanied by the activation of putative defense genes. Here, we report the sequence of a(More)
We have used a cDNA clone encoding a pathogen-induced putative wheat peroxidase to screen a genomic libary of wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Cheyenne) and isolated one positive clone, lambda POX1. Sequence analysis revealed that this clone contains a gene encoding a putative peroxidase with a calculated pI of 8.1 which exhibits 58% and 83% sequence(More)
We report here the complete amino acid sequence of a pathogen-induced putative peroxidase from wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) as deduced from cDNA clones representing mRNA from leaves infected with the powdery mildew fungus Erysiphe graminis. The protein consists of 312 amino acids, of which the first 22 form a putative signal sequence, and has a calculated(More)
This paper describes a generic neural flight control and autopilot system, which can be applied to a wide range of vehicle classes. A neural flight control system is used to provide adaptive flight control, without requiring extensive gain-scheduling or explicit system identification. The neural flight control system uses reference models to specify desired(More)
This paper describes an authentication protocol that is suited to modern, object-based, client-server systems. Each object in a chain, whether acting in a client or server role, handles authentication with its neighbours, without any need to be aware of the resultant global behaviour. Session keys are returned by an authentication server which services a(More)
 Ethanol fixation combined with microwave pretreatment allows rapid and simple detection of signals produced by cycling primed in situ (PRINS) amplification, which uses a single primer, and in situ polymerase chain reaction (ISPCR) in intact cells. After thermal cycling, signals remain as discrete subnuclear spots in the region of amplification and are(More)
Infection of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with the powdery mildew fungus Erysiphe graminis induces a host response that includes the activation of putative defence genes [4]. In order to study function and regulation of such genes we used pathogen-induced cDNA clones [4] as probes to isolate corresponding genes from a wheat geonomic library. We have shown(More)