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‘Pod shatter’ in Arabidopsis thalianaBrassica napus and B. juncea
Fruit development in oil‐seed rape and in the related B. juncea and Arabidopsis is examined using a combination of cytological, cytochemical and molecular techniques, and it is suggested how this results in the shattering phenotype. Expand
A survey of the morphological characters of 36 clonal axenic strains of Arthrospira showed that 34 had helical and 2 had straight trichomes, and one helical strain had changed from right‐ to left‐handed, suggesting a probable genetic shift. Expand
Endosperm-specific activity of a storage protein gene promoter in transgenic wheat seed.
The characterization of the promoter of a wheat (Triticum aestivum) cv. Cheyenne high molecular weight glutenin subunit (HMW subunit) gene, Glu-1D-1 is reported. The nucleotide sequence of theExpand
Structural Differences in the Mature Endosperms of Good and Poor Malting Barley Cultivars
Variation in the patterns of fracture through the endosperm, and in the extent of starch–protein adhesion, were observed whenScanning electron microscopy was used to examine a number of good and poor malting quality barley cultivars of both spring- and winter-sown type. Expand
Manipulation of the napin primary structure alters its packaging and deposition in transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) seeds
Detailed immunolocalisation studies indicate that the insertion of the peptide sequences has a significant effect on the distribution of the napin proteins within the tobacco seed protein bodies. Expand
Starch granule associated proteins in barley and wheat.
Starch granules from hard and soft varieties of barley and wheat are isolated using a dry sieving procedure to avoid the redistribution during water washing and friabilin was detected in all the granule preparations, indicating that a small proportion of the total is tightly bound to the granules. Expand
Phenotypic analysis of Arthrospira (Spirulina) strains (cyanobacteria)
The phenotypic analysis presented here plus a comparison with the molecular taxonomy of the same strains together suggest that the genus Arthrospira falls into at least two groups, with A. fusiformis and A. indica forming cluster I, and most strains designated A. platensis belonging to cluster II. Expand
Cultivar Differences in Modification Patterns of Protein and Carbohydrate Reserves during Malting of Barley
Winter- and spring-sown barley cultivars of good- and poor-malting quality were micro-malted and samples taken at different stages of the process to examine changes in total protein, cell walls, carbohydrate reserves and the patterns of grain modification. Expand
Osmotic induction of fluid-phase endocytosis in onion epidermal cells
A transient plasmolysis/deplasmolysis (plasmolytic cycle) of onion epidermal cells has been shown to induce the formation of fluid-phase endocytic vesicles. Plasmolysis in the presence of theExpand