Rachana A. Kumar

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The amount and structural integrity of organellar DNAs change during plant development, although the mechanisms of change are poorly understood. Using PCR-based methods, we quantified DNA damage, molecular integrity, and genome copy number for plastid and mitochondrial DNAs of maize seedlings. A DNA repair assay was also used to assess DNA impediments.(More)
Synthetic peptides containing the sequence of Alzheimer's amyloid-beta peptide (A beta) spontaneously form amyloid-like fibrils in vitro, and have been extensively used to study the factors that modulate fibrillogenesis. Contradictory observations have been reported regarding the neurotoxicity of A beta and the influence of some A beta-binding proteins on(More)
Perennial woodland herbs in the genus Thalictrum exhibit high diversity of floral morphology, including four breeding and two pollination systems. Their phylogenetic position, in the early-diverging eudicots, makes them especially suitable for exploring the evolution of floral traits and the fate of gene paralogs that may have shaped the radiation of the(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the clinical validity of genome-wide oligonucleotide array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) for detecting somatic abnormalities, we have applied this genomic analysis to 30 cases (13 MDS and 17 AML) with clonal chromosomal abnormalities detected in more than 50% of analyzed metaphase cells. RESULTS The aCGH detected all(More)
In maize and other grasses there is a developmental gradient from the meristematic cells at the base of the stalk to the differentiated cells at the leaf tip. This gradient presents an opportunity to investigate changes in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that accompany growth under light and dark conditions, as done previously for plastid DNA. Maize mtDNA was(More)
When compared to maize mesophyll cells, the plastid and mitochondrial DNAs in bundle sheath cells are less fragmented, less damaged, and contain fewer DNA polymerase-blocking impediments. Plants that conduct C4 photosynthesis differ from those that employ C3 photosynthesis with respect to leaf anatomy, biochemical pathways, and the proteins and RNA(More)
Anything we transmit without protection is being raid by the intruders. Hence it is necessary to impart security to the signal transmitted. In this paper we present the concept of giving security to the transmitted power signal which is to be received by a receiver in a wireless medium. The present techniques of wireless power transmission consists of a(More)
Scheduling different types of packets such as real-time and non-real time data packets in wireless links is necessary to reduce energy consumption of the wireless device. Most of the existing packet scheduling mechanism uses opportunistic transmission scheduling, in which communication is postponed upto an acceptable time deadline until the best expected(More)
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