Michael G. Bausher

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The production of Citrus, the largest fruit crop of international economic value, has recently been imperiled due to the introduction of the bacterial disease Citrus canker. No significant improvements have been made to combat this disease by plant breeding and nuclear transgenic approaches. Chloroplast genetic engineering has a number of advantages over(More)
ABSTRACT Late leaf spot disease caused by Cercosporidium personatum is one of the most destructive foliar diseases of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) worldwide. The objective of this research was to identify resistance genes in response to leaf spot disease using microarray and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). To identify transcripts involved in disease(More)
Development of citrus somatic embryos initiated from embryogenic callus generally results in abnormal morphogenesis of somatic embryos. To normalize development, glycerol-induced globular-stage somatic embryos of sweet orange [C. sinensis (L.) Osbeck cv. ‘Hamlin’] were cultured on 6000–8000 MW cutoff cellulose acetate, >400 000 MW cutoff cellulose acetate,(More)
The chloroplast genome sequence of Coffea arabica L., the first sequenced member of the fourth largest family of angiosperms, Rubiaceae, is reported. The genome is 155 189 bp in length, including a pair of inverted repeats of 25,943 bp. Of the 130 genes present, 112 are distinct and 18 are duplicated in the inverted repeat. The coding region comprises 79(More)
Controlling fungal and bacterial contamination of woody plant material can be extremely difficult. Isothiazolone biocides and sodium dichloroisocyanurate have been used singly and in combination to reduce microbial contamination in bud explants derived from greenhouse- and field-grown citrus trees. Explants from greenhouse-grown trees were effectively(More)
Grafting of vegetable seedlings is a unique horticultural technology practiced for many years in East Asia to overcome issues associated with intensive cultivation using limited arable land. This technology was introduced to Europe and other countries in the late 20th century along with improved grafting methods suitable for commercial production of grafted(More)
A cDNA named CsHPt1 (for Citrus sinensis histidine phosphotransmitter protein 1) containing a conserved domain characteristic of a twocomponent phosphorelay intermediate associated with signal transduction mechanisms, was isolated from globular embryos of C. sinensis sweet orange cv. ‘Valencia’ by differential display RT-PCR. The corresponding full-length(More)
Progressively higher concentrations of Paclobutrazol-markedly reduced germination of Valencia sweet orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) seed and induced significant changes in the morphology, growth, and development of roots of Valencia seedlings and rough lemon (C. limon (L.) Burm. f.) leaves. Threshold concentrations for significant visible effect to(More)
Quantitative analysis of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) using selected ion monitoring gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) with (13)C(6)[benzene ring]-IAA as the internal standard was used to compare the quantitative accuracy of commercial enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA) kits. Plant materials differed in the amount of purification required(More)
Flower buds of ;Valencia' orange (Citrus sinensis [L.] Osbeck) were able to fix (14)CO(2) into a number of compounds in their own tissues under both light and dark conditions. The total incorporation, however, was about 4-fold higher in the light than in the dark. In the light, 50% of the total (14)C label was found in the neutral fraction (sugars), 22% in(More)