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    Fusarium graminearum Double (Triple) Mutants Generation Using Sexual Crosses
    Authors:  Yan Guo, Dong Zhang and Wei-Hua Tang, date: 08/05/2018, view: 49, Q&A: 0
    Fusarium graminearum is a destructive phytopathogen that infects major cereal crops such as wheat, maize and barley. Double or triple mutants are often very useful in the phenotypic and genetic analysis of genes that function redundantly or ...
    Perithecium Formation and Ascospore Discharge in Fusarium graminearum
    Authors:  Yan Guo, Wan-Qian Wei, Dong Zhang and Wei-Hua Tang, date: 08/05/2018, view: 39, Q&A: 0
    The filamentous ascomycete Fusarium graminearum (previously also known as Gibberella zeae) is a phytopathogen of grain cereals, reducing crop yield and grain quality. The abilities of sexual reproduction organ-perithecium ...
    Quantification of Root Colonizing Bacteria
    Authors:  Maged M. Saad, Axel de Zélicourt, Eleonora Rolli , Lukas Synek and Heribert Hirt , date: 07/20/2018, view: 121, Q&A: 0
    Here we describe a simple method to quantify the number of viable bacteria (e.g., Enterobacter sp. SA187) that colonize the root system of Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Visualization of Growth and Morphology of Fungal Hyphae in planta Using WGA-AF488 and Propidium Iodide Co-staining
    Authors:  Amey Redkar, Elaine Jaeger and Gunther Doehlemann, date: 07/20/2018, view: 119, Q&A: 0
    Fungal pathogens colonizing plants show a varying degree of symptoms. Microscopy techniques have been used to study the infection and proliferation of fungal hyphae inside the host. One of the best optimized and commonly used method is the ...
    Plasmid Extract from Budding Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
    Author:  Gal Haimovich, date: 07/20/2018, view: 137, Q&A: 0
    Plasmids are widely used tools in yeast research. In many cases, plasmid libraries are used in genetic screens or in yeast two hybrid screens. In such cases, it is necessary to extract plasmids carrying unknown genetic elements from positive clones ...
    Isolation of Phages Infecting Marinomonas mediterranea by an Enrichment Protocol
    Authors:  Patricia Lucas-Elío, Sukrit Silas and Antonio Sanchez-Amat, date: 07/05/2018, view: 216, Q&A: 0
    This protocol describes the isolation of lytic phages infecting the marine bacterium Marinomonas mediterranea from samples of seawater, sand, and seagrass from Posidonia oceanica meadows. It includes the collection of samples, the ...
    Phenol-based Extraction of RNA from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
    Authors:  Emanuel Sanz-Luque and Amaury de Montaigu, date: 07/05/2018, view: 257, Q&A: 0
    RNA extraction is a basic procedure in molecular biology and a wide variety of commercial kits are available. Some of these kits have been successfully used in Chlamydomonas. However, in some cases RNA quality and quantity may be ...
    In vitro Chaperone Activity Assay Using α-Amylase as Target Protein
    Authors:  Jeeshma Nambidi Parambath, Gayathri Valsala, Karthik Menon and Shiburaj Sugathan, date: 06/20/2018, view: 378, Q&A: 0
    Small heat shock proteins (sHSP) are stress proteins which are ubiquitously found in almost all living organisms. They function as molecular chaperones, which assist in protein folding during translation and in the prevention of irreversible protein ...
    Total RNA Extraction from Dinoflagellate Symbiodinium Cells
    Author:  Tingting Xiang, date: 06/05/2018, view: 346, Q&A: 0
    Dinoflagellates are unicellular algae that can have photosynthetic or nonphotosynthetic lifestyles. Dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium can enter endosymbiotic associations with corals, providing the metabolic basis for the highly ...
    Root Gall Formation, Resting Spore Isolation and High Molecular Weight DNA Extraction of Plasmodiophora brassicae
    Authors:  Sara Mehrabi, Suzana Stjelja and Christina Dixelius, date: 06/05/2018, view: 457, Q&A: 0
    Isolation of DNA from obligate biotrophic soil-borne plant pathogens is challenging. This is because of their strict requirement of living plant tissue for their growth and propagation. A soil habitat further imposes risk of contamination from other ...