Wing Yiu Cheung

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A single radish nuclear gene, Rfo, restores Ogura (ogu) cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Brassica napus. A map-based cloning approach relying on synteny between radish and Arabidopsis was used to clone Rfo. A radish gene encoding a 687-amino-acid protein with a predicted mitochondrial targeting pre-sequence was found to confer male fertility upon(More)
 The genus Brassica consists of several hundreds of diploid and amphidiploid species. Most of the diploid species have eight, nine or ten pairs of chromosomes, known respectively as the B, C, and A genomes. Genetic maps were constructed for both B. napus and B. oleracea using mostly RFLP and RAPD markers. For the B. napus linkage map, 274 RFLPs, 66 RAPDs,(More)
 A genetic linkage map of Brassica juncea was constructed based on restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) detected by anonymous cDNA markers from B. napus, using a segregating F1-derived doubled haploid (DH) progeny from a cross between a canola-quality mustard line (J90-4317) and a high-oil-content mustard line (J90-2733). The RFLP probes(More)
A 3.4-kbp nuclear (n) DNA sequence has greater than 99% sequence homology to three segments of the chloroplast (cp) genes rps2, psbD/C, and psaA respectively. Each of these cpDNA segments is less than 3 kbp in length and appears to be integrated, at least in part, into several (>5) different sites flanked by unique sequences in the nuclear genome. Some of(More)
The carbohydrate metabolism of the autotrophically grown blue-green alga, Tolypothrix tenuis, was studied. The alga respires glucose, fructose, galactose, and ribose. About 60% of the glucose consumed is converted by starved cells into a glucose polysaccharide. Glucose uptake and O(2) consumption are not inhibited by 0.01 m arsenite or by 0.005 m(More)
We have cloned and sequenced the PGI1 gene, encoding phosphoglucose isomerase (E.C.5.3.1.9), from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The nucleotide sequence predicts subunits of 554 amino acids with a molecular weight of 61230. Both the size and amino acid composition correlate well with measurements from purified protein. We have compared the PGI1 protein with the(More)
 Bulked segregant analysis and comparative mapping were applied to identify molecular markers linked to the Rfo restorer gene used for the Ogu-INRA cytoplasmic male-sterility system in rapeseed. These markers were then used to localise the radish introgression on the B. napus genetic map constructed from the cross ‘Darmor.bzh’ x ’Yudal’. The introgression(More)
Verticillium longisporum is one of the major pathogens of oilseed rape (Brassica napus; genome AACC, 2n = 38) in Europe. Current European cultivars possess only a low level of resistance against V. longisporum, meaning that heavy infection can cause major yield losses. The aim of this study was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance(More)
A method is presented for the preparation of large DNA molecules from protoplasts embedded in agarose blocks of three different cereals-hexaploid bread wheat (Triticum aestivum), barley (Hordeum vulgare) and rye (Secale cereale). Pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis of these DNA preparations using a contour-clamped homogeneous field (CHEF)(More)