Rosalinda D’Amore

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Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is a globally important crop, accounting for 20 per cent of the calories consumed by humans. Major efforts are underway worldwide to increase wheat production by extending genetic diversity and analysing key traits, and genomic resources can accelerate progress. But so far the very large size and polyploid complexity of the(More)
In the last 5 years, the rapid pace of innovations and improvements in sequencing technologies has completely changed the landscape of metagenomic and metagenetic experiments. Therefore, it is critical to benchmark the various methodologies for interrogating the composition of microbial communities, so that we can assess their strengths and limitations. The(More)
The potential role in plant defence of the two wheat pathogenesis-related proteins of class 4 Wheatwin1 and Wheatwin2, possessing high in vitro antimicrobial activity against several pathogens, was investigated through over-expression of their encoding genes wPR4a and wPR4b in transgenic tobacco plants. Several independent transformants were obtained,(More)
In order to better understand the ecology and diversity of microbes in the rhizosphere of desert plants, we undertook a survey of Bacillus species isolated from soil around Rhazya stricta plants from the area around Jeddah, in The Kingdom, Saudi Arabia. We have sequenced the genomes of 8 Bacillus isolates representing four different species.
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