Pavle Goldstein

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Normal synaptonemal complexes (SCs), consisting of two lateral elements and a central element, are present in wild-type, him-4 and him-8 mutant strains in both hermaphrodites and males of caenorhabditis elegans. Thus, the increase in rate of nondisjunction in the him mutants is not related to aberrant SC morphology. The wild-type hermaphrodite has six SCs,(More)
Only five synaptonemal complexes (SC), representing the 5 autosomes, are present in wild-type, him-4 and him-8, Caenorhabditis elegans males, whereas there are six SCs, accounting for 5 autosomal bivalents and the XX bivalent, in the C. elegans hermaphrodite. The univalent X chromosome of the male is present as a heterochromatic 'X-body' in spermatocyte(More)
In Caenorhabditis elegans, loss of viability and fertility was observed after treatment with dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO). The decrease in life span is associated with senescent morphology of meiotic prophase nuclei, such that nuclei from young and old specimens cannot be differentiated. Aging in oocytes at the pachytene stage of meiotic prophase is(More)
Streptomyces is a genus of soil dwelling bacteria with the ability to produce natural products that have found widespread use in medicine. Annotation of Streptomyces genome sequences has revealed far more biosynthetic gene clusters than previously imagined, offering exciting possibilities for future combinatorial biosynthesis. Experiments to manipulate(More)
The dominant X-autosome heterozygous translocation mutant mnT6 of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has an X chromosome that has been reduced in size by 40%, yet the remainder of the bivalent pairs effectively at pachytene and has a synaptonemal complex (SC) that has a normal appearance. Six SCs are present in pachytene nuclei of this mutant which(More)
Survival after gamma irradiation (generated from either a 137Cs or 60Co source) was determined for two strains of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Animals were between 1.3 and 39 times more sensitive to cesium than to cobalt. The magnitude of this differential sensitivity was dependent upon the strain, developmental stage and sex tested. Several control(More)
Multiple synaptonemal complexes (polycomplexes) (PC) are similar in structure to synaptonemal complexes (SC) and are also highly conserved through evolution. They have been described in over 70 organisms throughout all life forms. The appearance of PCs are restricted to meiotic and germ-line derived tissues and are most commonly present after SC formation.(More)
Decondensed chromatin regions have been described along the pachytene chromosomes of Caenorhabditis elegans (Goldstein, 1985). Regions of similar appearance, but not in pachytene chromosomes, have been shown to be transcriptionally active in other organisms (Angelier et al., 1979; Nagl, 1985). Incorporation of tritiated-uridine and electron microscopy(More)
The free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has been used extensively for studies in developmental and reproductive genetics. Recently, toxicologic studies have been initiated using specific sex chromosome mutations. In the present study, high incidence of male (him) mutants, him-5 and him-8, were treated with dimethyl sulfone (DMSO2), the primary(More)
BACKGROUND The number of protein family members defined by DNA sequencing is usually much larger than those characterised experimentally. This paper describes a method to divide protein families into subtypes purely on sequence criteria. Comparison with experimental data allows an independent test of the quality of the clustering. RESULTS An evolutionary(More)