Michael O. Santos

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One possible strategy to delay the selection of resistant insect populations is the pyramiding of multiple resistance genes into a single cultivar. However, the transformation of most major crops remains prohibitively expensive if a large number of transgene combinations are to be evaluated. Arabidopsis thaliana is a potentially good plant for such(More)
When expressed in Escherichia coli, a truncated form of phytochrome (oat PHYA AP3 residues 464-1129) self associates to form a series of products ranging in size from monomers to aggregates of greater than 20 subunits. When these same phytochrome sequences are coexpressed with the chaperonins GroEL and GroES, the truncated phytochrome migrates as a(More)
The Somatic embryogenesis receptor-like kinase (SERK) gene plays an important role in plant somatic and zygotic embryogenesis induction. The gene encodes an LRR-containing receptor-like kinase protein. Studies have been carried out focusing on different aspects of its function, but definitive conclusions on its role are far from being reached. SERK(More)
The utility of recombinant antibodies for immunomodulation of plant metabolism was tested using the Arabidopsis flavonoid biosynthetic pathway as a target. Two genes encoding antibodies against chalcone isomerase (CHI) were isolated from a human synthetic single chain variable fragment (scFv) library and expressed in the cytoplasm of transgenic plants. In(More)
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