Saumya Ramanayake

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We recently described that HIV latent infection can be established in vitro following incubation of resting CD4+ T-cells with chemokines that bind to CCR7. The main aim of this study was to fully define the post-integration blocks to virus replication in this model of CCL19-induced HIV latency. High levels of integrated HIV DNA but low production of reverse(More)
Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) showed a high degree of polymorphism in nine species of bamboo, Dendrocalamus giganteus Wall ex Munro, D. asper Becker ex K. Heyn, D. longispathus (Kurz) Kurz, Bambusa vulgaris `Striata', B. ventricosa, B. bambos (L.) A. Voss, B. atra Lindley, Gigantochloa atroviolacea Wdjaja and Arundinaria hindsii, in Sri Lanka. The(More)
Continuous axillary shoot proliferation and in vitro flowering were achieved using single node explants from a mature (over 70-yr-old) field clump of Dendrocalamus giganteus (giant bamboo). The shoots proliferated in a basal Murashige and Skoog medium with 6 mgl−1 (26.6 μM) N6-benzyladenine (BA) and 2% sucrose. The rate of shoot proliferation gradually(More)
The switch to flowering is the most important event in the life cycle of a plant, signaling its commitment to set seed ensuring survival of the species. Effective and efficient pollination leading to seed set requires that all individuals in a population flower together. Environmental cues are the most effective in bringing about simultaneous flowering in(More)
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