Randhir Singh

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Changes in chemical composition and the activities of hydrolytic enzymes during four different stages of maturity, viz. mature green (MG), color turning (CT), ripe (R), and overripe (OR), have been studied in guava fruits cv. Banarsi Surkha. Chlorophyll content decreased while carotenoid content increased during ripening. Starch content decreased with(More)
The effect of Cd2+ and Ni2+ on the rate of photosynthesis and activities of key enzymes of the photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle was examined in leaves from pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L., cv. UPAS-120) grown in nitrogen free sand culture. Two different concentrations of Cd2+ and Ni2+ were applied through the rooting medium at two growth stages. The(More)
Pathogenic yeasts from the genus Candida can cause serious infection in humans particularly, in immunocompromised patients and are now recognized as major agents of hospital acquired (nosocomial) infections. In the recent years, there has been a marked increase in the incidence of treatment failures in candidiasis patients receiving long-term antifungal(More)
Activities of key enzymes of Calvin cycle and C4 metabolism, rate of 14CO2 fixation in light and dark and the initial products of photosynthetic 14CO2 fixation were determined in flag leaf and different ear parts of wheat viz. pericarp, awn and glumes. Compared to the activities of RuBP carboxylase and other Calvin cycle enzymes viz.(More)
A three-strain mixture of Escherichia coli O157:H7 was inoculated into fresh dairy compost (ca. 10(7) CFU/g) with 40 or 50% moisture and was placed in an environmental chamber (ca. 70% humidity) that was programmed to ramp from room temperature to selected composting temperatures in 2 and 5 days to simulate the early composting phase. The surviving E. coli(More)
Transgenic rice (Oryza sativa L. subsp. indica cv. White Ponni) constitutively expressing the rice thaumatin-like protein gene (tlp-D34, PR-5) individually or in combination with the rice chitinase gene (chi11, PR-3) was generated using an Agrobacterium vir helper strain with multiple copies of pTiBo542 virB and virG. Transformation with the tlp-D34 gene(More)
A trypsin inhibitor from seeds of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) was purified to near homogeneity as judged by native-PAGE with about 11 % recovery using ammonium sulphate fractionation, ion-exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose and gel filtration through Sephadex G-100. The inhibitor had a molecular weight of 18 kD as determined by SDS-PAGE and Sephadex(More)
A Protease inhibitor from seeds of rice bean has been purified to apparent homogeneity as judged by native-PAGE with about 29% recovery using ammonium sulfate fractionation, ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, and gel filtration through Sephadex G-100. The purified preparation with molecular weight of 16.8 kD was found to be a monomer as revealed(More)
Inclusion of cadmium as cadmium chloride and nickel as nickel chloride in media differentially induced dry matter mobilisation from cotyledons of germinating pigeon pea seeds. Cadmium depressed the activities of total amylase, protease, acid phosphatase and peroxidase in germinating seeds. The activities of these enzymes were stimulated at the lower(More)
Leaf water potential was decreased by withholding irrigation to provide three levels of stress described as mild ({ie69-1}) moderate ({ie69-2}) and severe ({ie69-3}). The specific activity of NADP linked glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, phosphoglycerate kinase, aldolase, phosphogluco-isomerase and RuBP carboxylase decreased under mild stress, but(More)