Ramin Hosseini

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1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase (ACO) enzyme is a member of the Fe II-dependent family of oxidases/oxygenases which require Fe2+ as a cofactor, ascorbate as a cosubstrate and CO2 as an activator. This enzyme catalyses the terminal step in the plant signaling of ethylene biosynthetic pathway. A 948 bp fragment of the ACO1 gene cDNA sequence was(More)
Single Strand-Preferring Nucleases (SSPNs) have been implicated in the triggering and progress of cell death pathways, including senescence in higher plants, though the biological roles of such enzymes are still obscure. In the present study, heterotrophic cell suspension cultures of Oryza sativa L. (rice) cv Taipei 309 were used to investigate changes in(More)
BACKGROUND AND THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Artemisinin is one of the most effective medicine against malaria, which is produced naturally by Artemisia annua in low yield. It is produced in a metabolic pathway, in which several genes and gene products are involved. One of the key genes in this pathway is am1, which encodes amorpha-4, 11-diene synthase (ADS), a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Astaxanthin, an orange-red carotenoid pigment, acts as a protective agent against oxidative damage to cells in vivo. The astaxanthin synthetase gene (crtS) size consists of 3995 bp. This gene has been suggested to catalyse β-carotene to astaxanthin in Phaffia rhodozyma. The aim of this research was to find any possible changes in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Phaffia rhodozyma is a red yeast which produces astaxanthin as the major carotenoid pigment. Astaxanthin is thought to reduce the incidence of cancer and degenerative diseases in man. It also enhances the immune response and acts as a free-radical quencher, a precursor of vitamin A, or a pigment involved in the visual attraction of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Chlorophyceae are important constituents of marine phytoplankton. The taxonomy of Chlorophyceae was traditionally based solely on morphological characteristics. In the present research project, genetic diversity was investigated to analyze five species of Chlorophyceae from waters of the Persian Gulf. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
Ralstonia paucula strain RA4T, a gram negative, non-spore forming, motile bacterium having positive catalase and oxidase test, was isolated from surface soil. Twin arginine translocation protein type D (TatD) is shown to be located in cytoplasm and exhibits magnesium-dependent DNase. A tatD DNase gene was isolated and cloned from Ralstonia paucula RA4T(More)
The genus Crocus comprises plants with a potential to be developed as a new ornamental crop but to date, there are not many reports on in vitro propagation of many members of this genus. The present study involves in vitro propagation of Crocus cancellatus with ornamental and horticultural value. Two different types of corm explants (apical and basal halves(More)
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