Juliana Stein

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Apomixis is a route of asexual reproduction through seeds, that progresses in the absence of meiosis and fertilization to generate maternal clonal progenies. Gametophytic apomicts are usually polyploid and probably arose from sexual ancestors through a limited number of mutations in the female reproductive pathway. A differential display analysis was(More)
In previous studies we reported the identification of several AFLP, RAPD and RFLP molecular markers linked to apospory in Paspalum notatum. The objective of this work was to sequence these markers, obtain their flanking regions by chromosome walking and perform an in silico mapping analysis in rice and maize. The methylation status of two apospory-related(More)
We analyzed anaphase I configurations and pollen viability in aposporous and sexual tetraploid (2n = 4x = 40) cytotypes of Paspalum notatum. Five natural aposporous accessions and three experimentally obtained sexual individuals were used. In addition, 16 (8 aposporous and 8 sexual) F1 hybrids, previously classified by their mode of reproduction, were(More)
Tetraploid (2n = 4x = 40) races of Paspalum notatum Flüggé are important natural forage grasses for the tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas. Almost all natural accessions reproduce by obligate aposporous apomixis. Previous work on the species allowed the identification of several molecular markers completely linked to apospory, one component of(More)
Paspalum notatum Flügge is a subtropical grass native to South America, which includes sexual diploid and apomictic polyploid biotypes. In the past decade, a number of apomixis-associated genes were discovered in this species through genetic mapping and differential expression surveys. However, the scarce information on Paspalum sequences available in(More)
Using Drosophila melanogaster, the relative sensitivities of various larval stages to the toxic effects of growth on media supplemented with either 0.44 or 0.88 ppm aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) were determined. Two strains of fruit flies were tested: strain A-11 which is relatively resistant to AFB1 induced toxicity, and strain A-9 which is quite sensitive. Eggs,(More)
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