John J. Gaynor

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A full-length copy of bean leaf chitinase mRNA has been cloned. The 1146-base-pair insert of pCH18 encodes the 27-residue amino-terminal signal peptide of the precursor and 301 residues of the mature protein. Utilizing pCH18 as a hybridization probe, we have shown that the increase in translatable chitinase mRNA seen upon ethylene treatment of bean(More)
A genomic clone encoding manganese-containing superoxide dismutase (SOD; EC 1.15.1.1) was isolated from a Hevea brasiliensis genomic library made in λ phage EMBL3 by using a heterologous cDNA probe of MnSOD from Nicotiana plumbaginifolia. The nucleotide sequence of 4968 bp from the genomic clone was determined. Based on the putative translation initiation(More)
The electrical fusion technique of Zimmermann and Scheurich (1981 Planta 151: 26-32) has been used to fuse mesophyll protoplasts of Avena, Zea, Vigna, Petunia, and Amaranthus. Electrical fusion proves to be a simple, effective, and general fusion technique that can be controlled to form either dikaryons or large multinucleate fusion bodies. In addition, we(More)
The use of time dependent covariates has allowed for incorporation into analysis of survival data intervening events that are binary and non-reversible (for example, heart transplant, initial response to chemotherapy). We can represent this type of intervening event as a three-state stochastic process with a starting state (S), an intervening state (I), and(More)
It has been reported that some marine cyanophage are temperate and can be induced from a lysogenic phase to a lytic phase by different agents such as heavy metals. However, to date no significant reports have focused on the temperate nature of freshwater cyanophage/cyanobacteria. Previous experiments with cyanophage AS-1 and cyanobacteria Anacystis nidulans(More)
The anatomy and fine structure of roots from oat and mung bean seedlings, grown under microgravity conditions for 8 days aboard the Space Shuttle, was examined and compared to that of roots from ground control plants grown under similar conditions. Roots from both sets of oat seedlings exhibited characteristic monocotyledonous tissue organization and(More)
Gonionemus vertens A. Agassiz, 1862 is a small hydrozoan native to the Pacific Ocean. It has become established in the northern and southern Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. We report on the first occurrence of this species in estuaries in New Jersey, USA, and confirm species identification through molecular sequence analysis. Given the(More)
We describe the nucleotide sequence of a cDNA clone isolated from Drosophila Kc cells which encodes an amino acid sequence homologous to a 60S ribosomal protein from yeast (YL43) and rat (p23). The DL43 cDNA is 320 nucleotides in length and predicts a protein of 76 amino acids and a calculated molecular mass of 8.9 kiloDaltons. Northern blot analysis(More)
The intracellular localization of aryl acylamidase (aryl-acylamide amidohydrolase, EC 3.5.1.13) in rice (Oryza sativa L. var Starbonnet) leaves was investigated. The enzyme hydrolyzes and detoxifies the herbicide propanil (3,4-dichloropropionanilide) thereby accounting for immunity of the rice plant to herbicidal action. Fractionation of mesophyll(More)