Yordan Muhovski

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Assessment of genetic diversity is an essential component in germplasm characterization and utilization. Molecular markers serve as a valuable tool to assess the genetic variation and germplasm identification, which play a key role for faba (Vicia faba L.) bean breeding. In this study, we analyzed the genetic diversity of faba bean accessions based on(More)
The aim of this review is to highlight the role of myo-inositol phosphate synthase (MIPS), which catalyses the first step in inositol biosynthesis and of sucrose synthase (Sus), an enzyme involved in UDP-glucose formation, the principal nucleoside diphosphate in the sucrose cleavage reaction and in trehalose biosynthesis. These two enzymes are involved in(More)
Hairy roots were induced from androgenic embryos of horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) by infection with Agrobacterium rhizogenes strain A4GUS. Single roots were selected according to their morphology in the absence of antibiotic or herbicide resistance markers. Seventy-one putative transformed hairy root lines from independent transformation events(More)
The zinc finger superfamily includes transcription factors that regulate multiple aspects of plant development and were recently shown to regulate abiotic stress tolerance. Cultivated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Zinc Finger2 [SIZF2]) is a cysteine-2/histidine-2-type zinc finger transcription factor bearing an ERF-associated amphiphilic repression domain(More)
One mechanism used by plants to respond to infection is the production of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). In addition to a role in defence, AMPs seem to have other biological functions. Furthermore, the number of cysteine-rich AMP-like peptides appears to have been underpredicted in plant genomes. Such peptides could be involved in plant defence and/or in(More)
Interspecific hybridization in the genus Phaseolus, conducted to introgress desired traits into common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), leads to the abortion of immature embryos, usually at early developmental stages. Little is known about the physiological responses of embryo dysfunction in P. vulgaris during the early stages of embryogenesis and the genes(More)
(1) Univ. Liege Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech. Unit of Tropical Crop Husbandry and Horticulture. Passage des Déportés, 2. B-5030 Gembloux (Belgium). E-mail: gabid@student.ulg.ac.be (2) Walloon Agricultural Research Centre. Department of Biotechnology. Chaussée de Charleroi, 234. B-5030 Gembloux (Belgium). (3) Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie. Department of(More)
Two genotypes of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) were studied to determine the structural cause of seed abortion in this species. In the non-abortive control (wild-type, cultivar BAT93), the histological analysis revealed a classical pattern of seed development and showed coordinated differentiation of the embryo proper, suspensor, endosperm tissue and(More)
Fusarium head blight (FHB), predominantly caused by Fusarium graminearum, is a devastating disease that poses a serious threat to wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) production worldwide. A suppression subtractive hybridization cDNA library was constructed from F. graminearum infected spikes of a resistant Belgian winter wheat, Centenaire, exhibiting Type II(More)
Scab, caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, is one of the most important diseases of cultivated apple. While a few scab resistance genes (R genes) governing qualitative resistance have been isolated and characterized, the biological roles of genes governing quantitative resistance, supposed to be more durable, are still unknown. This study aims to(More)