Ujwal R. Bagal

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Phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) is a key enzyme of the phenylpropanoid pathway that catalyzes the deamination of phenylalanine to trans-cinnamic acid, a precursor for the lignin and flavonoid biosynthetic pathways. To date, PAL genes have been less extensively studied in gymnosperms than in angiosperms. Our interest in PAL genes stems from their potential(More)
Phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) is a key enzyme of the phenylpropanoid pathway. PAL genes are less extensively studied in gymnosperms than angiosperms. Our interest in the PAL genes in Pinus taeda stems from their potential role in pine defense mechanisms. Despite the number of characterized gymnosperm PAL genes, the functional diversity of these and the(More)
The São Paulo marsh antwren (Formicivora paludicola) is a critically endangered bird endemic to marshes in the metropolitan region of São Paulo city, Brazil. The total population is estimated to be around 300 individuals, distributed among 15 small (<50 ha) fragments, suggesting that loss of genetic variability may affect the long-term viability of this(More)
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