Ricardo Javier Ordás

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Four different markers [random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR), amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP), and selective amplified microsatellite polymorphism length (SAMPL)] were applied for evaluating somaclonal variation of micropropagated genotypes of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.). The total number of primers(More)
Pinus pinaster is an economically and ecologically important species that is becoming a woody gymnosperm model. Its enormous genome size makes whole-genome sequencing approaches are hard to apply. Therefore, the expressed portion of the genome has to be characterised and the results and annotations have to be stored in dedicated databases. EuroPineDB is the(More)
 This study is the first report of a protocol for transfer and expression of foreign chimeric genes into cotyledons excised from Pinus pinea L. embryos. Agrobacterium tumefaciens EHA105 harbouring the plasmid p35SGUSint was more infective than LBA4404 or C58 GV3850, as determined by the percentage of cotyledons showing uidA expression. Factors which(More)
The toxicity of three antibiotics commonly used to eliminate Agrobacterium tumefaciens from plant tissue during transformation were tested to determine their effect on Pinus pinea L. morphogenesis. Cefotaxime and vancomycin at a dose of 250 µg ml−1, as well as ticarcillin at 300 µg ml−1, were essentially nontoxic to the culture and significantly enhanced(More)
An efficient transformation protocol based on kanamycin selection was developed for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of maritime pine embryonal masses. The binary vector pBINUbiGUSint, which contained neomycin phosphotransferase II (nptII) as a selectable marker gene and β -glucuronidase (uidA) as a reporter gene, was used for transformation studies.(More)
An optimized protocol for Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of mature Quercus suber L. embryogenic masses is reported. In this work several variables were tested. Plant genotype, explant type and time elapsed between the last subculture and inoculation, i.e. the explant preculture period, were found to be very important. Interaction between(More)
Isolated cotyledons from mature Pinus pinea L. embryos were cultured in vitro in a factorial combination of 4.4, 10 and 44.4 microM N6-benzyladenine (BA) for 2, 4, 8, 16 and 35 days to optimize shoot regeneration. Incubation of explants in 44.4 microM BA for 4 days, in place of the standard incubation in 4.4 microM BA for 35 days, reduced the entire culture(More)
Colominic acid is a capsular homopolymer from Escherichia coli K1 composed of alpha (2-8)-linked N-acetyl-D-neuraminic acid (NeuAc) residues. Recently, we have described that NeuAc synthesis in this bacterium occurs through the action of NeuAc lyase (EC 4.1.3.3) [ Rodríguez-Aparicio, Ferrero and Reglero (1995) Biochem. J.308, 501-505]. In the present work(More)
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease, which is caused by a calicivirus, is a lethal infection of adult animals that is characterized by acute liver damage and disseminated intravascular coagulation. In this study, we report the production of the major structural protein VP60 of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus in transgenic tubers of potato plants and its use as an(More)
Sequences encoding the immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable (VH) domains were engineered in a new general purpose vector to transform plants via Agrobacterium. The expression of an isolated VH domain (IVD) after introduction into the plant genome has been monitored by northern, western and immuno-histochemical analysis. Immunoblotting showed that the(More)