Sandra K. Austin

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 Solanum bulbocastanum, a wild, diploid (2n=2x=24) Mexican species, is highly resistant to Phytophthora infestans, the fungus that causes late blight of potato. However this 1 EBN species is virtually impossible to cross directly with potato. PEG-mediated fusion of leaf cells of S. bulbocastanum PI 245310 and the tetraploid potato line S. tuberosum PI(More)
Phenotypic and flowering characteristics of hybrid plants generated by protoplast fusion between a tetraploid S. tuberosum line and diploid S. brevidens were assessed under field conditions. Hybrids were compared to both clonal parental material and protoplast-derived plants of each parent. Almost all of the hybrids were hexaploid. A wide range of variation(More)
Interspecific somatic hybrids were produced between tetraploidSolanum tuberosum and a nematode-resistant accession of the diploid speciesSolanum bulbocastanum by protoplast fusion. Hybrid cells were selected using dual fluorescent labeling of protoplast preparations prior to fusion. Hybridity of regenerated plants was confirmed with a combination of(More)
Plants were regenerated from callus arising from protoplast fusion of two S. tuberosum diploids. Tetraploid progeny from the fusion of the two diploid partners had increased vigor. Isozyme analysis confirmed the presence of proteins from both partners in the fusion progeny. Pigmentation of tubers and anthers was heightened substantially in the fusion(More)
Hexaploid somatic hybrids resulting from mesophyll protoplast fusions between Solanum brevidens Phil., PI 218228, and Solanum tuberosum L., PI 203900 were tested for late blight resistance using two races of Phytophthora infestans Monte., de Bary. The S. tuberosum parent was a “late blight differential” possessing the R4 gene which confers resistance to(More)
Platelet responses at sites of vascular injury are regulated by intracellular cAMP levels, which rise rapidly when prostacyclin (PGI(2)) is released from endothelial cells. Platelet agonists such as ADP and epinephrine suppress PGI(2)-stimulated cAMP formation by activating receptors coupled to G(i) family members, four of which are present in platelets. To(More)
and very wide multiseriate, which are sometimes aggregated (Fahn, Werker and Baas 1986). In our material, this characteristic was clearly seen (Fig. 6). The evergreen kermes oak, Quercus calliprinos, has diffuse porosity, while in the common deciduous oak of Mount Carmel, Quercus ithaburensis, the wood is ring porous. In some specimens of Q. ithaburensis,(More)
Hexaploid somatic hybrids have been obtained by fusion of protoplasts fromSolanum brevidens (PI 218228, 2x = 2n = 24) andS. tuberosum (PI 203900 or cv. Russet Burbank; 2x = 4n = 48). In the work reported here, pentaploid progeny derived from sexual crosses between the somatic hybrids and the potato cultivar, Katahdin were assessed for transfer of disease(More)
Defy Diabetes! was a two-year grant to Seton Health, Troy, New York, from the New York State Health Foundation to impact diabetes in the state. Development of a program using the Chronic Care Model to teach Health Living classes in faith communities and monitor diabetes management in primary care offices yielded positive outcomes. This article reports on(More)
This article reviews a Think Tank meeting among child welfare practitioners at the 2003 Building Communities for 21st-Century Child Welfare Symposium. The Child Welfare League of America's focus on community building is recognition of the vital importance of promoting and fostering collaboration with community members to enhance the well-being of children,(More)