Jonathan I. Watkinson

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Because the product of a single gene can influence many aspects of plant growth and development, it is necessary to understand how gene products act in concert and upon each other to effect adaptive changes to stressful conditions. We conducted experiments to improve our understanding of the responses of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) to drought stress. Water(More)
The drought stress tolerance of two Solanum tuberosum subsp. andigena landraces, one hybrid (adgxtbr) and Atlantic (S. tuberosum subsp. tuberosum) has been evaluated. Photosynthesis in the Andigena landraces during prolonged drought was maintained significantly longer than in the Tuberosum (Atlantic) line. Among the Andigena landraces, 'Sullu' (SUL) was(More)
A drought screen identified accessions of Solanum tuberosum ssp. andigena that showed varying degrees of physiological acclimation or adaptation to repeated drought stress. The accessions also showed variable tuber phenotypes from small tubers that failed to develop in an accession that showed photosynthetic adaptation to normal tubers in an accession with(More)
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are induced not only under heat stress conditions but also under other environmental stresses such as water stress. In plants, HSPs families are larger than those of other eukaryotes. In order to elucidate a possible connection between HSP expression and photosynthetic acclimation or conditioning, we conducted a water stress(More)
Expresso is an experiment management system that is designed to assist biologists in planning, executing, and interpreting microarray experiments. It serves as a unifying framework to study data-driven application composition systems, as envisaged under the NSF Next Generation Software (NGS) program. Physical and analytical stages of the microarray process(More)
Earlier work rigorously derived a general probabilistic model for the PCR process that includes as a special case the Velikanov-Kapral model where all nucleotide reaction rates are the same. In this model, the probability of binding of deoxy-nucleoside triphosphate (dNTP) molecules with template strands is derived from the microscopic chemical kinetics. A(More)
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