Kuppusamy Hari

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The conserved heterochromatic location of centromeres in higher eukaryotes suggests that intrinsic properties of heterochromatin are important for chromosome inheritance. Based on this hypothesis, mutations in Drosophila melanogaster that alter heterochromatin-induced gene silencing were tested for effects on chromosome inheritance. Here we describe the(More)
Centromeres and the associated kinetochores are involved in essential aspects of chromosome transmission. Recent advances have included the identification and understanding of proteins that have a pivotal role in centromere structure, kinetochore formation, and the coordination of chromosome inheritance with the cell cycle in several organisms. A picture is(More)
A Gram-positive, non-pigmented, rod-shaped, diazotrophic bacterial strain, designated SC-N012T, was isolated from rhizosphere soil of sugarcane and was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. The strain exhibited phenotypic properties that included chemotaxonomic characteristics consistent with its classification in the genus Bacillus. Sequence analysis(More)
Endophytic bacteria were isolated from the tissues of surface sterilized roots, stems, and leaves of fifty different crop plants. Phenotypic, biochemical tests and species-specific PCR assay permitted identification of four isolates of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus from root tissues of carrot (Daucus carota L.), raddish (Raphanus sativus L.), beetroot(More)
A gene named epk2 that encodes the amino acid sequence of a protein kinase was identified from the photosynthetic flagellate, Euglena gracilis Z. Homology search and phylogenetic analysis revealed that the deduced amino acid sequence of epk2 is most similar to that of the catalytic subunit of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA). Northern blot analysis(More)
Two strains, designated Sac-22(T) and Sac-41(T), were isolated from rhizosphere soil and rhizoplane of field-grown sugar cane clone Co86032. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed a clear affiliation of these two bacteria with the class Betaproteobacteria, their closest relatives being Pseudoduganella violaceinigra and Duganella zoogloeoides(More)
In the present study, we report the occurrence of cry8 positive isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) in selected white grub, Holotrichia serrata F. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), endemic soils of sugarcane ecosystem and other places in Tamil Nadu. Out of the 66 soil samples collected and screened for white grub specific Bt, 74 isolates of the bacterium, all(More)
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