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Soil bacteria are very important in biogeochemical cycles and have been used for crop production for decades. Plant–bacterial interactions in the rhizosphere are the determinants of plant health and soil fertility. Free-living soil bacteria beneficial to plant growth, usually referred to as plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), are capable of(More)
Interspersed simple repetitive DNA is a convenient genetic marker for analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) because of the numbers and the frequencies of its alleles. Oligonucleotide probes specific for variations of the GA C T A simple repeats have been designed and hybridized to a panel of human DNAs digested with various(More)
Simple repeated GATA and GACA sequences which were originally isolated from sex-specific snake satellite DNA have been found subsequently in all eukaryotes studied. The organization of these sequences within the mouse genome was investigated here by using synthetic oligonucleotide probes as a novel tool in comparison with conventional hybridization probes.(More)
c-Kit encodes for the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) and belongs to type III receptor family. This includes platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) alpha and beta and macrophage colony stimulating factor (mCSF) apart from others. Their characteristic features are the presence of five immunologlobulin like domains in the extracellular region and 70-100(More)
Ionizing radiations are known to induce tumors, chromosomal lesions and minisatellite length variations, yet no correlation has been demonstrated between radiation exposure and indels or copy number polymorphism (CNP) of the genes. We studied the impact of natural background radiation (NBR) on the human Y chromosome owing to its haploid status and clonal(More)
We assessed genomic instability of 3.4 kb DYZ1 repeat arrays in patients encompassing prostate cancer (PC), cases of repeated abortion (RA) and males exposed to natural background radiation (NBR) using real-time PCR and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Normal males showed DYZ1 copies ranging from 3000 to 4300, RA, 0-2237; PC, 550; and males(More)
Presence of the human Y-chromosome in females with Turner Syndrome (TS) enhances the risk of development of gonadoblastoma besides causing several other phenotypic abnormalities. In the present study, we have analyzed the Y chromosome in 15 clinically diagnosed Turner Syndrome (TS) patients and detected high level of mosaicisms ranging from 45,XO:46,XY =(More)
Owing to clonal inheritance, haploid status and lack of recombination, structural polymorphism in the human Y chromosome is more prevalent than that in the remaining parts of the genome. We studied structural organization of the AZFc region, assessed microdeletions therein and studied copy number variation (CNV) of several candidate genes in 750 Indian(More)
BACKGROUND The most frequently observed major consequences of ionizing radiation are chromosomal lesions and cancers, although the entire genome may be affected. Owing to its haploid status and absence of recombination, the human Y chromosome is an ideal candidate to be assessed for possible genetic alterations induced by ionizing radiation. We studied the(More)
Male fertility is an orchestrated interplay of loci on the Y chromosome with a number of genes from across the other chromosomes. In this context, micro-deletions in the Y chromosome have been correlated with spermatogenic failure often leading to infertility. However, causes of infertility in the patients with the normal spermiogram have remained unclear(More)