Kristen A Palmer

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Microgeographic adaptation provides a particularly interesting context for understanding the genetic basis of phenotypic divergence and may also present unique empirical challenges. In particular, plant adaptation to extreme soil mosaics may generate barriers to gene flow or shifts in mating system that confound simple genomic scans for adaptive loci. Here,(More)
Protocols are described for the dominant lethal and in vivo cytogenetics test in rats and the host-mediated assay, using Salmonella typhimurium and Saccharomyces cerevisiae in mice, as used by the Food and Drug Administration in its mutagenicity review of substances from the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) list. In addition proctolols are described for(More)
The properties of collagen are affected by the replacement of Pro by imino acid analogues. The structural effect of the low-level local substitution of L-azetidine-2-carboxylic acid (Aze) has been analyzed by computing the energy of CH3CO-(Gly-Pro-Pro)4-NHCH3 triple helices in which a single residue of one strand has been replaced by Aze. When Aze is in(More)
A preliminary three-dimensional structure of angiogenin has been computed, based on its homology to bovine pancreatic ribonuclease A. A standard-geometry structure of ribonuclease was first obtained from its x-ray coordinates. The fit of the backbone of angiogenin to that of ribonuclease was then optimized by taking account of amino acid deletions and by(More)
Cyclohexylamine, the major known metabolite of cyclamate, was tested in vivo for possible cytogenetic effects. In rats injected with this metabolite, there was a direct relation between dose concentration and percentage of spermatogonial and bone marrow cells showing chromosomal breaks. Single chromatid breaks predominated with infrequent exchange figures.
The three-dimensional structure of human angiogenin has been determined by X-ray crystallography and is compared here with an earlier model which predicted its structure, based on the homology of angiogenin with bovine pancreatic ribonuclease A. Comparison of the predicted model and crystal structure shows that the active-site histidine residues and the(More)