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Quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis of yield influencing traits was carried out in Brassica juncea (AABB) using a doubled haploid (DH) mapping population of 123 lines derived from a cross between Varuna (a line representing the Indian gene pool) and Heera (representing the east European gene pool) to identify potentially useful alleles from both the(More)
Seed glucosinolate content in Brassica juncea is a complex quantitative trait. A recurrent selection backcross (RSB) method with a doubled haploid (DH) generation interspersing backcross generations was used for the introgression of low glucosinolate alleles from an east European gene pool B. juncea line, Heera into an Indian gene pool variety, Varuna.(More)
A high-density genetic linkage map of Brassica juncea (2n = 36) was constructed with 996 AFLP (amplified fragment length polymorphism) and 33 RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) markers using a F1-derived doubled-haploid (DH) population of 123 individuals. This mapping population was developed by crossing a well-adapted, extensively grown Indian(More)
Fine mapping of six seed glucosinolate QTL (J2Gsl1, J3Gsl2, J9Gsl3, J16Gsl4, J17Gsl5 and J3Gsl6) (Ramchiary et al. in Theor Appl Genet 116:77-85, 2007a) was undertaken by the candidate gene approach. Based on the DNA sequences from Arabidopsis and Brassica oleracea for the different genes involved in the aliphatic glucosinolate biosynthesis, candidate genes(More)
Molecular mapping and tagging of the erucic acid trait (C22:1) in Brassica juncea was done by a candidate gene approach. Two QTLs underlying the variation of seed erucic acid content were assigned to two linkage groups of a B. juncea map using a doubled haploid (DH) mapping population derived from high x low erucic acid F(1) hybrid. Two consensus primers(More)
The gum resin of Boswellia serrata, known in Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine as Salai guggal, contains boswellic acids, which have been shown to inhibit leukotriene biosynthesis. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study forty patients, 23 males and 17 females in the age range of 18 - 75 years having mean duration of illness, bronchial asthma, of 9.58(More)
An outbreak of nosocomial fungemia due to the unusual yeast, Pichia anomala occurred in the pediatric wards of our hospital over a period of 23 months (April 1996 to February 1998). A total of 379 neonates and children (4.2% admissions) were infected. The probable index case was admitted to the pediatric emergency ward, with subsequent transmission to the(More)
Brucellosis causes serious economic losses to goat farmers by way of reproductive losses in the form of abortions and stillbirths. Nucleic acid vaccines provide an exciting approach for antigen presentation to the immune system. In this study, we evaluated the ability of DNA vaccine encoding the omp31 protein of Brucella melitensis 16M to induce cellular(More)
Johne's disease (JD) is endemic in goatherds located at Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, since 1979 and lately it has been reported from farmer's herds in equal frequencies. Despite using test and slaughter method for the control of JD for more than 25 years in these herds, incidence of JD has not been reduced. Efficacy of 'indigenous(More)