Rod Russel R. Alenton

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In order to validate the propagation technology of Coffea canephoraPierre var. Robusta via somatic embryogenesis in liquid medium, the clonal fidelity of regenerated trees has been assessed for the first time in large-scale field trials. A total of 5067 trees originating from 5- to 7-month-old embryogenic cell suspension cultures were planted in the(More)
White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) remains the most widespread and devastating infectious agent that hit the shrimp aquaculture industry worldwide. To date, there are no known effective strategies yet to combat WSSV infection. Hence, functional studies on genes critical for viral infection is essential in elucidating shrimp-virus interaction. Here we report(More)
Hemocytes in the circulating hemolymph play important roles for immune responses in shrimp. Previous studies on immune responses by hemocytes in penaeid shrimp were based on gene expression analyses of the entire population of hemocytes and thus may have missed different immune responses of different hemocyte sub-populations. In this study, we separated(More)
C-type lectins (CTLs) are calcium-dependent carbohydrate-binding proteins known to assist the innate immune system as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). The binding specificity of CTLs lies in the motif of their carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD), the tripeptide motifs EPN and QPD bind to mannose and galactose, respectively. However, variants of these(More)
In invertebrates, hemocytes play an important role in immune responses. Recently, a novel form of innate immune mechanism called extracellular traps (ETs) was identified in shrimps, where DNA and antimicrobial peptides form complex structure to entrap the invading microbes. In this study, we detected the formation of ETs from hemocytes of kuruma shrimp in(More)
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