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A population of 42 transgenic sugarcane ( hybrid, cv. Ja60‐5) clones expressing a truncated cryIA(b) gene from Bacillus thuringiensis was evaluated in field trials under artificial borer (Diatraea saccharalis Fab.) infection. Five clones displaying the highest borer tolerance were selected and analysed with molecular tools (RAPD, AFLP and RAMP) to verify(More)
In this study six simple sequence repeats (SSR or microsatellites) were selected for their ability to fingerprint a total of 60 commercial clones of Populus deltoides Marsh. and Populus x canadensis Moench (typically derived from crosses between Populus nigra L and P. deltoides) and to characterize a natural population of P. nigra growing along the Ticino(More)
RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) fingerprints have recently been used to estimate genetic and taxonomic relationships in plants. In this study RAPD analysis was performed on 32 clones belonging to different species of the genus Populus. Of these, 25 clones are registered in several countries for commercial use and, altogether, cover almost 50% of the(More)
A collection of 66 poplar commercial clones widely cultivated in Italy, China and in other countries of southern Europe and belonging to various poplar species and hybrids, have been fingerprinted using both amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and simple sequence repeats (SSR) techniques. Three AFLP primer combinations and six SSRs unambiguously(More)
Insect-resistant poplar (Populus nigra L.) plants have been produced by infecting leaves withAgrobacterium tumefaciens strains carrying a binary vector containing different truncated forms of aBacillus thuringiensis (B.t.) toxin gene under a duplicated CaMV 35S promoter. Putative transgenic plants were propagated by cuttings at two experimental farms (in(More)
Stable integration of a gene into the plant nuclear or chloroplast genome can transform higher plants (e.g. tobacco, potato, tomato, banana) into bioreactors for the production of subunit vaccines for oral or parental administration. This can also be achieved by using recombinant plant viruses as transient expression vectors in infected plants. The use of(More)
The occurrence of genomic modifications in transgenic rice plants recovered from protoplasts and their transmission to the self-pollination progeny has been verfied with the random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) approach. The plant was the Indica-type rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar Chinsurah Boro II. The analysed material was: (1) microspore-derived(More)
Admixture between genetically divergent populations facilitates genomic studies of the mechanisms involved in adaptation, reproductive isolation, and speciation, including mapping of the loci involved in these phenomena. Little is known about how pre- and postzygotic barriers will affect the prospects of "admixture mapping" in wild species. We have studied(More)
Recent advances in population genomics have triggered great interest in the genomic landscape of divergence in taxa with 'porous' species boundaries. One important obstable of previous studies of this topic was the low genomic coverage achieved. This issue can now be overcome by the use of 'next generation' or short-read DNA-sequencing approaches capable of(More)
Populus nigra L. is a pioneer tree species of riparian ecosystems that is threatened with extinction because of the loss of its natural habitat. To evaluate the existing genetic diversity of P. nigra within ex-situ collections, we analyzed 675 P. nigra L. accessions from nine European gene banks with three amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and(More)