Radovan I. Bošković

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Reverse transcription of stylar RNA from three cherry cultivars representing six self-incompatibility (S) alleles, Early Rivers (S 1 S 2 ), Napoleon (S 3 S 4 ) and Colney (S 5 S 6 ), followed by 3′ RACE using degenerate primers based on conserved regions of Prunus S ribonucleases (S RNases), gave six classes of partial putative S RNase clones. These were(More)
Proteins were extracted from styles of 29 self-incompatible cultivars of almond and separated using non-equilibrium pH gradient electro-focusing, and the gels were stained for ribonuclease activity. Mutually incompatible cultivars had similar banding patterns and, for the 24 cultivars already genotyped in France or California, the bands correlated well with(More)
Six almond progenies, each the product of a cross between a self-compatible and a self-incompatible parent, were analysed for stylar ribonucleases. Proteins were extracted and separated using non-equilibrium pH gradient electrofocusing (NEPHGE), and the gels were stained for ribonuclease activity. Most seedlings showed either two principal bands,(More)
Fifty-six cultivars of apple were analysed for stylar ribonucleases; proteins were extracted from styles, separated by non-equilibrium pH gel electrofocusing and stained for activity. Excellent correlation was found between the ribonuclease bands revealed and the 11 known incompatibility, S, alleles, in 14 diploid cultivars genotyped in the classic work of(More)
Many species of Prunus display an S-RNase-based gametophytic self-incompatibility (SI), controlled by a single highly polymorphic multigene complex termed the S-locus. This comprises tightly linked stylar- and pollen-expressed genes that determine the specificity of the SI response. We investigated SI of Prunus tenella, a wild species found in small,(More)
Cross-compatibility relationships in almond are controlled by a gametophytically expressed incompatibility system partly mediated by stylar RNases, of which 29 have been reported. To resolve possible synonyms and to provide data for phylogenetic analysis, 21 almond S-RNase alleles were cloned and sequenced from SP (signal peptide region) or C1 (first(More)
One hundred and sixty microsatellite (simple sequence repeat (SSR)) and six gene-specific markers revealing 174 loci were scored in 94 seedlings from the inter-specific cross of Prunus avium ‘Napoleon’ × Prunus nipponica accession F1292. The co-segregation data from these markers were used to construct a linkage map for cherry which spanned 680 cM over(More)
Protein stylar extracts of 16 cultivars of sweet cherry (Prunus avium), from the 10 different incompatibility groups to which incompatibility alleles have been assigned, were separated on acrylamide gels using isoelectric focusing (IEF) and were stained for ribonuclease activity. When two cultivars from the same incompatibility group were analyzed they gave(More)
Stylar proteins were extracted from parents and seedlings of six progenies of cherry (Prunus avium), separated using isoelectric focusing, and the gels stained for ribonuclease activity. The zymogram of each plant showed two main ribonuclease bands in the region pI 8.3 to 9.6. Progenies from crosses of parents with one band in common segregated into just(More)
A multi-approach was used to study different aspects of self-incompatibility (SI) in almond (Prunus dulcis). First, a population of almond cultivars was characterised as to their individual S-allele combination using separation of stylar protein extracts (non-equilibrium pH gradient electrofocusing) followed by staining for RNase activity, which led to the(More)