Roberto Salema

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The present study was carried out in order to examine and characterize the bidirectional hydrogenase in the cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. strain PCC 73102. Southern hybridizations with the probes Av1 and Av3 (hoxY and hoxH, bidirectional hydrogenase small and large subunits, respectively) revealed the occurrence of corresponding sequences in Anabaena variabilis(More)
Maize (Zea mays L.) endosperm transfer cells are essential for kernel growth and development so they have a significant impact on grain yield. Although structural and ultrastructural studies have been published, little is known about the development of these cells, and prior to this study, there was a general consensus that they contain only flange(More)
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Desiree) glutamine synthetase (GS) (EC 6.3.1.2) gene expression and polypeptide accumulation patterns were analysed in several organs and at several developmental stages. Three GS genes have been identified, one gene encoding plastidic GS (GS2) and two encoding cytosolic GS (GS1) that are differentially expressed in the(More)
Endosperm transfer cells in maize have extensive cell wall ingrowths that play a key role in kernel development. Although the incorporation of lignin would support this process, its presence in these structures has not been reported in previous studies. We used potassium permanganate staining combined with transmission electron microscopy - energy(More)
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