Rekha A. Nair

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Given the estimate that 30% of our genes are controlled by microRNAs, it is essential that we understand the precise relationship between microRNAs and their targets. OncomiRs are microRNAs (miRNAs) that have been frequently shown to be deregulated in cancer. However, although several oncomiRs have been identified and characterized, there is as yet no(More)
Pythium myriotylum, an oomycetous necrotroph is the causal agent of soft rot disease affecting several crops. Successful colonization by necrotrophs depends on their secretion of a diverse array of plant cell wall degrading enzymes (CWDEs). The induction dynamics of CWDEs secreted by P. myriotylum was analysed as little information is available for this(More)
The biochemical basis of resistance exhibited by a wild Zingiber species, Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith, towards the economically devastating soft-rot disease caused by necrotrophic Pythium myriotylum was investigated. Quantification of phenolic compounds revealed higher total phenolic (TP), total flavonoid (TF) and total tannin (TT) content in the(More)
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