Phyllis Biddle

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The 5.67-megabase genome of the plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58 consists of a circular chromosome, a linear chromosome, and two plasmids. Extensive orthology and nucleotide colinearity between the genomes of A. tumefaciens and the plant symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti suggest a recent evolutionary divergence. Their similarities include(More)
The production of enzymes capable of degrading the cell walls of invading phytopathogenic fungi is an important component of the defense response of plants. The timing of this natural host defense mechanism was modified to produce fungal-resistant plants. Transgenic tobacco seedlings constitutively expressing a bean chitinase gene under control of the(More)
Recently, a novel glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has been identified, cloned, and shown to have potent survival- and growth-promoting activity on fetal rat midbrain dopaminergic neurons in cell culture. In this study, we document marked and long-lasting effects on adult rat midbrain dopaminergic neurons in vivo after intracranial(More)
A 2.3-centimorgan (cM) segment of rice chromosome 11 consisting of 340 kb of DNA sequence around the alcohol dehydrogenase Adh1 and Adh2 loci was completely sequenced, revealing the presence of 33 putative genes, including several apparently involved in disease resistance. Fourteen of the genes were confirmed by identifying the corresponding transcripts.(More)
Expression of at least two genes from bean encoding the defense-related protein chitinase has been shown previously to be transcriptionally regulated by the phytohormone ethylene. We have determined the complete nucleotide sequence of one of these genes, the CH5B gene, which resides on a 4.7-kilobase fragment of bean genomic DNA. The structural gene(More)
Glial cell-lined derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has been shown to promote survival of developing mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons in vitro. In order to determine if there is a positive effect of GDNF on injured adult midbrain dopaminergic neurons in situ, we have carried out experiments in which a single dose of GDNF was injected into the substantia(More)
Microsatellites or simple sequence repeats are stretches of short tandemly repeated DNA sequence motifs, dispersed throughout the genomes of most eukaryotes. Simple sequence repeat polymorphisms (SSRPs) have recently been reported in plants. Here we present the genetic map position of seven different soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr. and Glycine soja Sieb.(More)
The temporal and spatial expression of a bean chitinase promoter has been investigated in response to fungal attack. Analysis of transgenic tobacco plants containing a chimeric gene composed of a 1.7-kilobase fragment carrying the chitinase 5B gene promoter fused to the coding region of the gus A gene indicated that the chitinase promoter is activated(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of nerve growth factor (NGF) conjugated to a monoclonal transferrin receptor antibody (OX-26) on septal transplants in oculo. Three different doses of OX-26-NGF conjugate (0.3, 3, and 50 micrograms/injection) were injected into the tail vein of young adult hosts 2, 4, and 6 weeks following intraocular(More)
Expression of at least two genes from bean encoding the defense-related protein chitinase has been shown previously to be transcriptionally regulated by the phytohormone ethylene. We have determined the complete nucleotide sequence of one of these genes, the CH5B gene, which resides on a 4.7-kilobase fragment of bean genomic DNA. The structural gene(More)
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