Padma Sudarshana

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The genetic map of Bremia lactucae was expanded utilizing 97 F(1) progeny derived from a cross between Finnish and Californian isolates (SF5xC82P24). Genetic maps were constructed for each parent utilizing 7 avirulence genes, 83 RFLP markers, and 347 AFLP markers, and a consensus map was constructed from the complete data set. The framework map for SF5(More)
Novel PCR primers were developed to amplify a 243-bp fragment of an intergenic region between gene 5 and tms2 on the T-DNA of Agrobacterium tumefaciens biovar 1. These primers exhibit 100% positive correlation with strain virulence, 100% negative correlation with avirulence, and did not generate extraneous bands, thus facilitating robust real-time PCR(More)
Crown gall disease caused by the bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens can cause significant economic loss in both commercial walnut orchards and in nursery operations in California. This results from the fact that, Paradox, one of the most popular walnut rootstocks in California, is extremely susceptible to A. tumefaciens infection and Crown Gall formation.(More)
Deep bark canker (DBC) of walnut is caused by the bacterium Brenneria rubrifaciens which produces the red pigment rubrifacine. This disease of English walnut trees, is characterized by deep vertical cankers which exude sap laden with B. rubrifaciens. Although DBC is not observed on young trees, it is hypothesized that B. rubrifaciens is present in host(More)
Mobilization frequencies of the nonconjugative plasmid pMON5003 were quantified using Escherichia coli TB1(pRK2013) as donor of a helper plasmid, E. coli M182 (pMON5003) as donor of the nonconjugative plasmid, and Pseudomonas fluorescens as recipient. Initial mating experiments were conducted in nutrient and minimal salts media and pea seed exudates.(More)
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