Muhammad Suhail Rafudeen

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Xerophyta viscosa (family Velloziaceae) is a monocotyledonous poikilochlorophyllous desiccation tolerant plant capable of surviving drying its leaf tissue to 5% relative water content (RWC) for prolonged periods and resuming full physiological activity upon rehydration. X. viscosa and other resurrection plants are excellent model systems for the study of(More)
The plant nucleus is an important subcellular organelle but the isolation of pure and enriched nuclei from plants and subsequent extraction of nuclear proteins for proteomic studies is challenging. Here, we present protocols for nuclei isolation and nuclear protein extraction from the resurrection plant, Xerophyta viscosa, and show optimization and(More)
To develop crop plants with enhanced tolerance of drought stress, a basic understanding of physiological, biochemical, and genetic networks is essential. Four bread wheat genotypes and one wheat line were evaluated for molecular indicators of drought tolerance using RAPD-PCR and protein profiling. The RAPD markers were used to determine the genetic(More)
Inorganic nitrogen has been identified as the major growth-limiting nutritional factor affecting Gracilaria gracilis populations in South Africa. Although the physiological mechanisms implemented by G. gracilis for adaption to low nitrogen environments have been investigated, little is known about the molecular mechanisms of these adaptions. This study(More)
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