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Siberian spruce (Picea obovata) is one of several boreal conifer species that can survive at extremely low temperatures (ELTs). When fully acclimated, its tissues can survive immersion in liquid nitrogen. Relatively little is known about the biochemical and biophysical strategies of ELT survival. We profiled needle metabolites using gas chromatography(More)
Phytochelatin synthase (PCS) is involved in the synthesis of phytochelatins (PCs), plays role in heavy metal detoxification. The present study describes for first time the functional expression and characterization of pcs gene of Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 in Escherichia coli in terms of offering protection against heat, salt, carbofuron (pesticide), cadmium,(More)
Alkyl hydroperoxide reductase (AhpC) is known to detoxify peroxides and reactive sulfur species (RSS). However, the relationship between its expression and combating of abiotic stresses is still not clear. To investigate this relationship, the genes encoding the alkyl hydroperoxide reductase (ahpC) from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 were introduced into E. coli(More)
This study presents a phenol and lysozyme free protocol for genomic DNA isolation of cyanobacteria from culture, mats and soil. For an efficient and pure DNA isolation from cyanobacteria having tough cell wall, extra steps of glass beading and Sepharose 4B purification were added. The modified method gave a higher yield of DNA than the phenol: chloroform(More)
This study is the first to demonstrate operation of anoxygenic photosynthesis in copper acclimated Anabaena doliolum and to offer proteomic comparison with the control cells. The Cu-treated control strain showed a negative correlation in growth and intracellular Cu, partial inhibition of O2-evolution, PS II, PS I, whole chain, chlorophyll absorption, and(More)
Plants exhibit phenotypic plasticity and respond to differences in environmental conditions by acclimation. We have systematically compared leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana plants grown in the field and under controlled low, normal and high light conditions in the laboratory to determine their most prominent phenotypic differences. Compared to plants grown(More)
For many studies regarding important chloroplast processes such as oxygenic photosynthesis, fractionation of the total chloroplast proteome is a necessary first step. Here, we describe a method for isolating the stromal, the thylakoid membrane, and the thylakoid lumen subchloroplast fractions from Arabidopsis thaliana leaf material. All three fractions can(More)
N-(3-fluoro-4-(4-(2,3-dichloro- or 2-methoxyphenyl)piperazine-1-yl)butyl)arylcarboxamides were prepared and evaluated for binding and function at dopamine D3 receptors (D3Rs) and dopamine D2 receptors (D2Rs). In this series, we discovered some of the most D3R selective compounds reported to date (e.g., 8d and 8j, >1000-fold D3R-selective over D2R). In(More)
This study provides a comparative account of the effects of cadmium, temperature, ultraviolet-B and sodium chloride on the growth, photosynthesis, nutrient uptake and enzyme activities of untreated control and copper-acclimated Anabaena doliolum. Reduction in all the studied parameters, except carotenoids, was maximum for sodium chloride followed by(More)
UNLABELLED Alkylhydroperoxide reductase (AhpC), a 1-Cys peroxiredoxin is well known for maintaining the cellular homeostasis. Present study employs proteome approach to analyze and compare alterations in proteome of Anabaena PCC7120 in overexpressing (An+ahpC), deletion (An∆ahpC) and its wild type. 2-DE based analysis revealed that the major portion of(More)