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The gesneriaceous perennial plant Titanotrichum oldhamii has beautiful foliage and attractive bright yellow flowers. However, breeding of T. oldhamii by conventional sexual hybridization may be difficult because sexual reproduction of this species is very rare. In the present study, plant regeneration systems via both direct and indirect formation of(More)
Some intergeneric hybrids produced by the crosses among several colchicaceous ornamentals, Gloriosa superba ‘Lutea’ (2n = 2x = 22), G. ‘Marron Gold’ (2n = 4x = 44), G. ‘Verschild’ (2n = 7x = 77), Littonia modesta Hook. (2n = 2x = 22), and Sandersonia aurantiaca Hook. (2n = 2x = 24), were subjected to genomic in situ hybridization (GISH) analysis in order to(More)
Since acrolein can penetrate more quickly and deeply into tissue blocks than glutaraldehyde, the possibility of the use of this aldehyde as a prefixative in enzyme cytochemistry was reinvestigated. At low concentrations, acrolein preserves the activities of the enzymes investigated, including those of glucose-6-phosphatase, which is known as one of the most(More)
An extensive proton nuclear magnetic resonance study of the iron-uptake regulation protein (Fur) from Escherichia coli has been made. Considerable difficulties were experienced in the NMR experiments in 1H2O which may be due unfavourable proton exchange rates in the pH range greater than 6.2, where the protein is soluble. Even in 2H2O, the two-dimensional(More)
Using proton NMR, we have studied the binding of a DNA fragment in double-stranded form to the ferric uptake regulation protein, Fur. We have also looked at the binding of [Cr(CN)6]3- to Fur with a view to testing whether binding is due to electrostatic interaction between Fur and the negative surface of the DNA. No competition at the DNA binding site was(More)
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