Neil O. Polans

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We have examined phytochrome effects on the abundance of transcripts from several nuclear and chloroplast genes in buds of dark-grown pea seedlings and primary leaves of dark-grown mung-bean seedlings. Probes for nuclear-coded RNAs were selected from a library of cDNA clones and included those corresponding to the small subunit (SS) of ribulosebisphosphate(More)
Cladistic analyses of 17 wild and cultivated pea taxa were performed using morphological characters, and allozyme and RAPD (random amplified polymorphic DNA) markers. Both branch-and-bound and bootstrap searches produced cladograms that confirmed the close relationships among the wild species and cultivars of Pisum proposed by a variety of systematic(More)
DNA restriction endonuclease fragment analysis is used to examine the genetic organization, inheritance and linkage associations of the ribosomal DNA in pea. The substantial variation observed in the length of the intergenic spacer region is shown to segregate in Mendelian fashion involving two independent genetic loci, designated Rrn1 and Rrn2. Linkage(More)
The mode of plastid transmission in the garden pea (Pisum sativum L.) was analyzed cytologically using the DNA-fluorochrome 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) in conjunction with epifluorescence microscopy. The reproductive cells of mature pollen obtained from 12 inbred lines and cv “Early Alaska” were examined for the presence or absence of DAPI-stained(More)
Cultivar variability for levels of plastid DNA (cpDNA) in the germ cell line of germinated pea pollen has suggested the possibility of biparental plastid transmission. In order to examine this possibility further, RFLP markers were used to follow the transmission of cpDNA from parents to their F1 offspring. Results from these inheritance studies clearly(More)
Out bred lab stocks ofD. mojavensis, D. arizonensis, D. "Sp, N," and a more distantly related Opuntia breeder, D. mulleri, were used in longevity tests (Table I). Each species was cultured in 8-10 half-pint milk bottles containing agar-rnalt-Karo-banana food at room temperature. Pupae of each species were collected on filecards inserted into the medium in(More)
PCR primers with broad applicability are useful in many molecular-based studies; however, their universality can compromise results when DNA contaminants also are amplified. Eighty-one templates ofDahlia (Asteraceae), primarily extracted from native Mexican populations, were tested for the presence of fungal contaminants; out of these, almost 1 in 7(More)
2-carboxyarabinitol 1-phosphate (CA 1-P) is a naturally occurring inhibitor of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco). Members of the Fabaceae exhibit a particularly wide range in the extent of CA 1-P accumulation during darkness and include Phaseolus vulgaris, whose dark/light regulation of Rubisco activity is principally achieved by(More)
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