Judy Rouse-Miller

Judy Rouse-Miller
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine | UWI · Department of Life Sciences

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The natural variation of multiple abiotic stresses in hyper-seasonal edaphic savanna provides a unique opportunity to study the rhizobacteriome community structure of plants adapted to climate change-like conditions in the humid tropics. In this study, we evaluated changes in soil, plant and rhizobacteriome community structure parameters across sea...
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Many of the microbial antagonists of plant-parasitic nematodes (PPNs) have been found in compost. As such, compost represents a great potential source for bioprospecting microbes capable of controlling PPNs. This is particularly so since most of the estimated billions of microbes per gram of compost (>50K species/g) have not been discovered and/or...
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Composting is largely driven and mediated by microorganisms interacting with abiotic factors. However, until recently our knowledge of compost microbes has been heavily informed by culture-dependent methods that capture <1% of microorganisms involved in composting. This suggests that challenges related to optimizing the process of composting and th...
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The inconsistent quality of compost across production cycles is often attributed to a lack of precise information on the complexity and heterogeneity of microecological systems and processes. Bulk measurements (physical, chemical and microbial) used to characterize compost further limit our ability to predict the efficacy of compost products since...
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There is a paucity of information on the efficacy of nutrient amendments made from readily available local material on seedling quality. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the combinatory effects and relationships of compost tea, fertiliser, and Glomus intraradices inoculated-substrate on tomato seedling quality as defined by fresh and d...
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Cassava (Manihot esculenta) tubers are a main source of carbohydrate for a large percentage of people in the tropics. However, obtaining RNA from such high starch tubers proves problematic because gelation occurs during standard isolation procedures. In preliminary studies, formamide was used to homogenise tubers at room temperature and no gelation...
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Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is normally propagated by stem cuttings planted in a slanted, vertical or horizontal orientation. Axillary buds produce aerial shoot and adventitious roots are produced at the base (proximal end) of the cutting, some of which develop into tuberous roots. However, when cuttings are planted in an inverse, slanted or invers...
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Red need pod yield due to premature abscission of flowers and young pods has been observed in Cajanas cajan (pigeonpea) with reported abscission rates as high as ninety percent. Based on histological investigations, the anatomy of the abscission process in pigeonpea leaves and flowers is described and compared. Typically, in both leaf (rachis/stem...
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A protocol for the in vitro regeneration of Artocarpus altilis (breadfruit) and Artocarpus camansi ("chataigne," breadnut) is outlined. Factors influencing culture establishment, production of microshoots, rooting of microcuttings and acclimatization of breadfruit, and "chataigne" plantlets are discussed. The addition of 2 g/L polyvinylpyrrolidone...
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A micropropagation protocol for Artocarpus altilis (breadfruit, yellow cultivar) using shoot tip explants taken from mature trees is outlined. Cultures were initiated from shoot tip explants (1–2 mm in length) on either N5K or N15K (Margara, 1978) macronutrient formulation, MS (Murashige and Skoog, 1962) micronutrients and vitamins and 6-benzyladen...

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