|Defining off-target cleavage in a pair of Zinc Finger Nucleases|
K. Mukherjee, D. Carroll
This study looks at off-target cleavage of Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZNFs) in Drosophila in an attempt to analyze potential cleavage spots, with a view to designing more efficient ZFNs.
|Lab-on-a-Chip System for Detection of Mycotoxins in Animal Feed|
S. Brunklaus, V. Stein, M. Jakubowski, M. Ritzi-Lehnert, K.S. Drese, R. Colasanto, P. Poletti
This poster introduces an automated Lab-on-a-Chip system for reliable quantitative testing of mycotoxin contamination of animal feed developed in the framework of the EU-funded project micro- FLUID.
|Polarized Cell Expansion and Heterochronic Shift in Angiosperm Spermatogenesis|
Said Hafidh, Katarina Breznenova, Jana Fecikova, Vera Capkova and David Honys
This study evaluates genetic factors and common pathways in polarized cell-tip expansion.
| Identification and Characterisation of Disease Resistance Pathway Genes in Jute (Corchorus spp.)|
Niaz Mahmood, Salma Sultana Alam, Rifit Ara Najnin, Nurun Nahar Fancy, Haseena Khan.
Study aims include identification and characterisation of all NBS containing genes in jute using degenerate primers designed from the conserved NBS domain, by using two species of jute; susceptible and wild type resistant varieties.
|Screening for Optimal Algal Cell Growth and Neutral Lipid Production Conditions in Microplates|
Paul Held, Xavier Amouretti, Wayne Patton and Peter Banks
Algae based products offer many potential advantages over food based sources of energy, however significant research is still required in order to make them an economically viable option. To date, algal research has not extensively utilized the tool of high throughput screening using microplates that has been successfully employed in fields such as drug discovery.
|Expression of Pluripotency-determining Factors in in vitro Fertilized Buffalo Embryos and Embryonic Stem Cells|
T Anand, D Kumar, M S Chauhan, and P Palta
The POU octamer-binding domain transcription factor Oct-4, Stage-specific embryonic antigens (SSEAs), and Tumor rejection antigens (TRAs), are developmentally regulated during early embryogenesis.
|In Silico Identification of Conserved Domains from EST Database in Safflower|
M. Y. Dudhe, H. P. Meena, A.R.G. Ranganatha, N. Mukta and C. Lavanya
Identified conserved domains or gene families from the ESTs could be utilised for the identification of gene-targeted markers and for development of functional markers to accelerate marker assisted backcross breeding in safflower.
|Quercetin Accumulation is Associated with Drought Resistance in White Clover|
Ballizany, W.L 1, Hofmann, R.W. 1, Jahufer, M.Z.Z. 2, Barrett, B.A. 2
White clover is an important pasture legume, but growth is often strongly reduced under summer drought. Abiotic stress is mediated by the induced production of flavonoids. At the individual genotype level, increased flavonol (quercetin) accumulation in response to water deficit stress is positively associated to retaining higher levels of dry matter production.
|Drought Induced Increase in Quercetin Glycosides is Associated with Drought Resistance in a Novel White Clover Population|
Wouter L. Ballizany, Rainer W. Hofmann, Brent A. Barrett, Zulfi Jahufer
White clover is an important forage legume in temperate pastures, but does not have sufficient resistance against drought stress. Quercetin is a flavonol conferring plant sunscreen and anti-oxidant properties under UV-B stress with a trade-off of reduced biomass. An F1 full-sib cross between stress tolerant and stress sensitive white clover genotypes showed the ability to increase Q accumulation associated to maintenance of dry matter yield under a near wilting drought.