Monthly Archives: August 2012

Genetic stability or variation in oil palm tissue culture

301. Madon M, Heslop-Harrison JS, Schwarzacher T, Hashim AT. 2012. Analysis of oil palm calli and regenerants using flow and image cytometry and 18S-25S ribosomal DNA fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH). Journal of Oil Palm Research  24 (April): 1318-1329 Open Access Journal site. local copy … Continue reading

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New molecular cytogenetics group homepage at molcyt.com

I’ve released our new design for the http://www.molcyt.com website. Like many other people with websites designed 5 years ago, the old design was very “Web 1.0” with no feedbacks, social media links or other active content. And updates had been … Continue reading

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The genome sequence of banana

300. D’Hont A, Denoeud F, Aury JM, Baurens FC, Carreel F, Garsmeur O, Noel B, Bocs S, Droc G, Rouard M, Da Silva C, Jabbari K, Cardi C, Poulain J, Souquet M, Labadie K, Jourda C, Lengellé J, Rodier-Goud M, … Continue reading

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Plant nuclear genome composition

299. Heslop-Harrison, JS (Pat); and Schmidt, T (August 2012) Plant Nuclear Genome Composition. In: eLS 2012, John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ Author-prepared preprint linked here. Subscription DOI:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9780470015902.a0002014.pub2/abstract (but this link seems not to work: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0002014.pub2 Nov 2012). Intranet: http://www.le.ac.uk/biology/phh4/HHpubs/ELS_PlantGenomes_SchmidtHH.pdf due Nov 2012). The … Continue reading

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Traits with ecological functions

298. Heslop-Harrison JS. 2012. Traits with ecological functions. Annals of Botany, 110 (1), 139-140. URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcs139 (free access) Individual plant species thrive in specific environments, some growing well across a wide area, others being restricted to survival in very narrow ecological niches. Within a niche, … Continue reading

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Pat Heslop-Harrison PI

Pat (JS) Heslop-Harrison is Professor of Plant Cell Biology and Molecular Cytogenetics at the University of Leicester, UK. He co-leads the research group investigating the genomics and evolution of the plants and animals with a focus on crops. He is involved with media presentations, gives strategic and policy input, and reviews research. Continue reading

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Banana genome sequence in the news

The full sequence of the banana genomic DNA was published last week, giving access to the sequences of all the 36000 genes in this important crop. The publication of this information is of both applied importance, giving knowledge of the … Continue reading

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