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- Fermin, Gustavo, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Plant ecology & diversity 2019 v.12 no.6 pp. 555-572
- Chusquea; altitude; bamboos; dry season; ecophysiology; flowering; frost; gas exchange; genetic markers; genetic variation; habitats; leaf water potential; leaves; photosynthesis; population genetics; random amplified polymorphic DNA technique; stomatal conductance; supercooling; temperature; tropical montane cloud forests; water use efficiency; Andes region; Venezuela
- ... Background: Woody bamboos of the genus Chusquea grow along a broad range of elevations in the Venezuelan Andes. Their growth-form and density vary along the cloud forest – páramo gradient. In this article, we related ecophysiological traits and population genetic diversity information to explain the distribution of growth-form patterns of Chusquea in the Merida Andes, Venezuela. Aims: We quantifie ...
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- Plant cell reports 2011 v.30 no.5 pp. 681-687
- agricultural biotechnology; papayas; transgenic plants; Jamaica; Venezuela
- ... In this opinion article, we briefly review the status of crop biotechnology research--with emphasis on the development of GM crops--in Jamaica and Venezuela. We focus on the transgenic papayas developed for both countries, and examine the factors hindering not only the development and application of this biotechnological commodity for the improvement of agricultural productivity, but also on the c ...
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- Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2011 v.59 no.18 pp. 10006–10012
- Carica papaya; Papaya ringspot virus; allergenicity; allergens; amino acid sequences; amino acids; bioinformatics; coat proteins; food allergies; food safety; fruit consumption; gastric juice; heat treatment; papayas; planters; risk; sequence homology; transgenes; transgenic plants; Canada; Hawaii
- ... The virus-resistant, transgenic commercial papaya Rainbow and SunUp (Carica papaya L.) have been consumed locally in Hawaii and elsewhere in the mainland United States and Canada since their release to planters in Hawaii in 1998. These papaya are derived from transgenic papaya line 55-1 and carry the coat protein (CP) gene of papaya ringspot virus (PRSV). The PRSV CP was evaluated for potential al ...