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Molecular markers and genetic linkage maps are pre-requisites for molecular breeding in any crop species. In case of peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), an amphidiploid (4X) species, not a single genetic map is, however, available based on a mapping population derived from cultivated genotypes. In order to develop a genetic linkage map for tetraploid(More)
Total DNA from three putative cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) progenies derived from crosses between the wild species Cajanus sericeus and the cultivated species Cajanus cajan, five C. cajan, one accession of C. sericeus and two genetic male sterile lines of pigeonpea were compared for their RFLP patterns using maize mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) specific(More)
A new source of cytoplasmic male sterility (cms) in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.) derived from a half-sib progeny of the Early Gene Pool (EGP 261) and used in a male-sterile line, ICMA 90111, was compared with other known cms sources for RFLP of mitochondrial (mt) DNA. Southern blot hybridization of mtDNA from ICMA 90111 digested with several(More)
Coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS), more commonly accounted as contaminants are now considered as a important potential pathogens with increase in use of implants and with the increase in frequency and number of severely debilitated patients. More than 30 species of CONS are recognised but only a few are commonly incriminated in human infections.(More)
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA (HMGCoA) reductase, a key enzyme of the mevalonate pathway is known to play a key role in the biosynthesis of terpenoids. Here we describe, the cloning and characterization of hmgr1 promoter from Andrographis paniculata. A 710 bp partial promoter fragment including a putative TATA box, 5’ UTR and 5’ coding sequence of the gene was(More)
Hymenolepis diminuta (H. diminuta) is a common parasite of rats and mice. It is very rare among humans. The life cycle of this parasite is completed in two hosts. Human beings are accidentally infected due to ingestion of infected fleas. Most of the time human infections are asymptomatic. We report a case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a school-going(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal sepsis is a major cause of neonatal mortality. The clinical outcome mainly depends on the early diagnosis and peripheral venous blood culture (PVBC) is the most widely practiced diagnostic method. AIMS This study aimed to evaluate the utility of umbilical cord blood culture (UCBC) in neonates at high risk of early onset neonatal sepsis(More)
Three sorghum cytoplasmic male sterile lines CSV4 A(V), CSV4 A(G1) and CSV4 A(M), grouped as A4, were compared with a milo (A1) and two other non-milo (A2 and A3) cytoplasms for their RFLP patterns of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). A 9.7 kb clone from pearl millet mtDNA discriminated each of the three A4 entries whereas other maize and pearl millet mtDNA clones(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of natural bioactive substances in treating infections has been rediscovered as bacterial resistance become common to most of the antibiotics. Curcumin is a bioactive substance from turmeric. Owing to antimicrobial properties, its prospect as an antibacterial agent is currently under focus. MATERIALS AND METHODS We have evaluated the(More)