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Legumes (Fabaceae or Leguminosae) are unique among cultivated plants for their ability to carry out endosymbiotic nitrogen fixation with rhizobial bacteria, a process that takes place in a specialized structure known as the nodule. Legumes belong to one of the two main groups of eurosids, the Fabidae, which includes most species capable of endosymbiotic(More)
Microsatellites are tandemly repeated short DNA sequences that are favored as molecular-genetic markers due to their high polymorphism index. Plant genomes characterized to date exhibit taxon-specific differences in frequency, genomic location, and motif structure of microsatellites, indicating that extant microsatellites originated recently and turn over(More)
The sinorhizobia are amongst the most well studied members of nitrogen-fixing root nodule bacteria and contribute substantial amounts of fixed nitrogen to the biosphere. While the alfalfa symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti RM 1021 was one of the first rhizobial strains to be completely sequenced, little information is available about the genomes of this large(More)
Genome-wide association study (GWAS) has revolutionized the search for the genetic basis of complex traits. To date, GWAS have generally relied on relatively sparse sampling of nucleotide diversity, which is likely to bias results by preferentially sampling high-frequency SNPs not in complete linkage disequilibrium (LD) with causative SNPs. To avoid these(More)
The arrangement and shape of myosin heads in relaxed muscle have been determined by analysis of low-angle X-ray diffraction data from a very highly ordered vertebrate muscle in bony fish. This reveals the arrangement and interactions between the two heads of the same myosin molecule, the shape of the resting myosin head (M.ADP.Pi) assuming a putative hinge(More)
1. The alpha 2-adrenergic agonist clonidine was given by aortic injection to three groups of unanaesthetized fetal lambs in utero near term. One group was intact, the second had the brain stem transected just above the pons, and the third had bilateral section of the carotid sinus nerves and cervical vagi. 2. Clonidine had similar effects in all three(More)
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