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The va gene is used in commercial Burley tobacco cultivars including cv TN 86 to confer resistance to tobacco vein mottling virus (TVMV) and, to some extent, other potyviruses. A naturally occurring strain of TVMV (TVMV-S), which overcomes this resistance, was isolated from TN 86 plants. To investigate the mechanism by which TVMV-S overcomes va gene(More)
The Burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) cultivar TN 86 is "resistant" to most strains of tobacco vein mottling potyvirus (TVMV), the virus being restricted to epidermal cells of inoculated leaves. One strain, designated TVMV-S, overcomes this resistance and infects cv TN 86 systemically. To begin our investigation of the molecular basis for the(More)
Squalene synthetase (farnesyl-diphosphate:farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase, EC 2.5.1.21) catalyzes the first committed step for sterol biosynthesis and is thought to play an important role in the regulation of isoprenoid biosynthesis in eukaryotes. Using degenerate oligonucleotides based on a conserved region found in yeast and human squalene(More)
One of the main goals in radiobiology research is to enhance radiotherapy effectiveness without provoking any increase in toxicity. In this context, it has been proposed that electromagnetic fields (EMFs), known to be modulators of proliferation rate, enhancers of apoptosis and inductors of genotoxicity, might control tumor recruitment and, thus, provide(More)
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