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Although a wealth of information is available regarding resistance induced by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), not much is known about plant growth-promoting fungi (PGPF). Hence, the goal of the present research was to provide more information on this matter. In Arabidopsis thaliana L., root colonizing PGPF Penicillium sp. GP16-2 or its cell(More)
Two hundred and forty nucleotides from the pre-M gene region of 10 Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus strains isolated in Malaysia in 1992 were sequenced and compared with the other JE virus strains from different geographic areas in Asia. Our JE virus strains belong to the largest genotypic group that includes strains isolated in temperate regions such as(More)
In this study, we examined the difference in susceptibility to anti-HIV activity of the CC-chemokines (RANTES, MIP-1 alpha and MIP-1 beta) among HIV-1 isolates and analysed its relation with phenotype (syncytium inducibility) and V3 domain of gp120 of the HIV-1 isolates. Of 11 cases tested in endogenous assay, at a concentration of 200 ng/ml, RANTES, MIP-1(More)
Asian soybean rust (ASR), caused by the fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi, is one of the most serious soybean diseases in South America and other tropical and sub-tropical areas. The soybean lines, ‘Xiao Jing Huang,’ ‘Himeshirazu,’ and ‘Iyodaizu B’ were previously identified for their resistance to ASR fungus, while the genetic basis of the resistance has yet to(More)
The inhibitory effect of CD8+ T-cells from HIV-infected or HIV-seronegative individuals on HIV replication in the naturally-infected CD4+ T-cells in vitro was examined. Not only autologous CD8+ T-cells from HIV-infected individuals but also allogeneic CD8+ T-cells from HIV-seronegative individuals prevented or delayed HIV replication, even in transwell(More)
Since Asian soybean rust (ASR) isolates in South America are highly virulent, diverse, and distantly related to Japanese ones, limited numbers of resistance resources are available in soybean breeding in that region. Pyramiding of available ASR resistance genes (Rpp) in a single soybean genotype may provide wider spectrum and higher level of ASR resistance(More)
A search for gene(s) associated with anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) activity of CD8+ T cells was attempted using molecular cloning and the relation between the anti-HIV activity of CD8+ T cells and the interleukin-9 receptor alpha chain (IL-9R-alpha) mRNA expression from the cDNA clones obtained was examined. The anti-HIV-1 activity of(More)
The mobile telecommunication companies uphold their service quality and change their marketing core strategies to retain their existing customers by enhancing and optimizing the customer loyalty. Therefore, it becomes significant for telecom companies to identify factors of services that influence customer loyalty and in turn creates loyal customers by(More)
Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is the most serious virus disease affecting chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) worldwide and the absence of natural resistance makes management of CMV outbreaks difficult. The characterization of improved sources of resistance to CMV in chilli would facilitate the development of commercially acceptable chilli varieties with adequate(More)