A crucial factor in determining the accuracy of DNA replication is
maintenance of a balanced supply of deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates
(dNTPs) at replication forks. Perturbation of dNTP biosynthesis can
induce dNTP pool imbalance with deleterious genetic consequences,
including increased mutagenesis, recombination, chromosomal
abnormalities and cell death. Using the T4 bacteriophage system,...
An experiment was conducted to examine the responses to
selection for high and low rate of gain in the mouse under a system
whereby inbreeding was maximized. Rate of gain was measured by an
index designed to include gains in both the pre- and postweaning
periods with the gains in...
A set of genes which show developmental and tissue
specificity are expressed late in embryo maturation during
grain formation in wheat (Triticum aestivum). Two members
of this maturation gene set (MGS) are Em and triticin, a 7S
globulin. Results presented here show that during
embryogenesis, the expression of Em mRNA...
It is well known that the mitochondrial genome has a much higher spontaneous
mutation rate than the nuclear genome. mtDNA mutations have been identified in
association with many diseases and aging. mtDNA replication continues throughout the
cell cycle, even in post-mitotic cells. Therefore, a constant supply of nucleotides is
As hardware becomes cheaper and cheaper, there is an
increasing interest in the implementation of distributed control
networks with microcontrollers. Such networks are usually
inexpensive and of high performance.
In this thesis work, a low-cost display control unit for COLAN, a
control-oriented network, is designed. The system is based on...