Maria Fátima G. Sá

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Luiz Gonzaga Esteves Vieira1*§, Alan Carvalho Andrade2*, Carlos Augusto Colombo3*, Ana Heloneida de Araújo Moraes2, Ângela Metha2, Angélica Carvalho de Oliveira2, Carlos Alberto Labate4, Celso Luis Marino8, Claúdia de Barros Monteiro-Vitorello6a, Damares de Castro Monte2, Éder Giglioti9, Edna Teruko Kimura10, Eduardo Romano2, Eiko Eurya Kuramae11, Eliana(More)
Cultivated varieties of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) contain an α-amylase inhibitor (αAI-1) that inhibits porcine pancreatic α-amylase (PPA; EC 3.2.1.1) and the amylases of certain seed weevils, but not that of the Mexican bean weevil, Zabrotes subfasciatus. A variant of αAI-1, called αAI-2, is found in certain arcelin-containing wild accessions(More)
Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) mature embryos were transformed using biolistic methods with a plasmid containing 2S albumin and β-glucuronidase structural sequences, both under the control of the 35S CaMV promoter. We have shown that chimaeric tissues could be obtained and that both structural sequences were expressed to similar levels.
A gene encoding a globulin from a major taro (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott) corm protein family, tarin (G1, ca. 28 kDa) was isolated from a λ Charon 35 library, using a cDNA derived from a highly abundant corm-specific mRNA, as probe. The gene, named tar1, and the corresponding cDNA were characterized and compared. No introns were found. The major(More)
In plants, WRKY proteins are a group of transcription factors existing as a gene superfamily that play important roles in regulation of defense response pathways. To assess the diversity of this protein family in coffee (Coffea spp.), data mining methods were used on a set of around 200,000 coffee expressed sequence tags. A total of 53 different putative(More)
A chromosomal DNA library of the bacterial pathogen of bean, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens NCPPB 559 was constructed in the plasmid pGEM-7Zf(+). Several clones were identified that hybridised to all Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pathovars including: C. f. betae, C. f. flaccumfaciens, C. f. oortii, C. f. poinsettiae and, in addition, to(More)
Origanum vulgare L is commonly known as a wild marjoram and winter sweet which has been used in the traditional medicine due to its therapeutic effects as stimulant, anticancer, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and many other diseases. A reliable gene transfer system via Agrobacterium rhizogenes and plant regeneration via hairy roots was(More)
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