Scientist Profile

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Evalour T. Aspuria

Expertise: Agriculture, Biological Sciences

Affiliation

Associate Professor V, Crop Science Cluster University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB, College of Agriculture College, Laguna, Philippines

Association

    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Member

Research

    • P-chlorophenoxyisobutyric acid inhibits early auxin response in Mabidopsis roots [Completed]
    • Induction of Somatic Embryogenesis in Abaca Tissue Culture [Completed]
    • Establishment of Cell Suspension Cultures and Induction of Somatic Embryogenesis on Local Banana Cultivars [On-going]
    • Production of Abaca Plantlets for Albay Province, September 2009 – November 29, 2010 [Completed]
    • Somatic embryogenesis from Cell suspension culture of Banana (Musa sp.) and Somatic embryo Germination and Regeneration in Banana and Abaca (Musa textilis Nee) [Ongoing]
    • Development of Regeneration System for Biolistic Transformation for Abaca (Musa textilis Nee) Resistant to Abaca Bunchy Top Virus (ABTV) [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Induction of Somatic Embryogenesis in Abaca Cell Cultures and Plantlet Regeneration via Meristematic globules, 4th PAPTC Conference. DAP, Tagaytay
    • Preliminary Studies on the Induction of Meristematic Bud and Globule Formation on Local Banana Cultivars, 4th PAPTC Conference, DAP, Tagaytay
    • Callus induction and determination of alkaloid content in in-vitro cultures of bittergourd (Momordica charantia L. var. Makiling), 7th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (PAPTCB), Inc., Camp John Hay, Baguio City
    • Effects of Glyphosate, Light Exposure and Dark Incubation on in Vitro Callus Cultures of Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum G. Don cv Batanes), 7th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (PAPTCB), Inc., Camp John Hay, Baguio City
    • Enhanced Meristematic Bud Formation in Abaca and Banana Cultivars in Response to Thidiazuron, 7th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (PAPTCB), Inc., Camp John Hay, Baguio City
    • Ultraviolet-B Induced Production of Flavonoids in in-Vitro Cultures of Shallot(Allium cepa var. aggregatum G. Don cv Batanes), 7th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (PAPTCB), Inc., Camp John Hay, Baguio City

Education

    • University of Tokyo, Japan, Ph.D. in Agriculture, 1995

Publication

    • Aspura, E.T., Oawa, G.O., Chen, H., Uchimiya, Y., (2002) GFP accumulation controlled by Auxin-responsive promoter as a non-destructive assay to monitor early auxin response
    • Plant Cell Report Volume 21
    • Liu, J., Chiharu, O., Aspuria, E.T., Oono, Y., Hirofumi, U., (2001) Application of real-time RT-PCR quantification to evaluate differential expression ofArabidopsis Aux/IAA genes
    • Chinese Science Bulletin - CHIN SCI BULL
    • Hirofumi Uchimiya, Toyoaki Anai, Evalour T. Aspuria, Minami Matsui, Akihiko Nakano, Takashi Ueda, (1998) The biological roles of small GT Pases and interacting proteins in plants
    • Journal of Plant Research - J PLANT RES
    • Aspura, E.T., (1995) Phenotypic instability of transgenic tobacco plants and their progenies expressing Arabidopsis thafiana small GTP-binding protein genes ,
    • Molecular and General Genetics - MOL GEN GENET Volume 246, No. 4

Trainings

    • 4th PAPTC Conference, 2002 O 21-25, DAP, Tagaytay
    • 7th Scientific Convention of the Philippine Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, 2010 N 22-25, Camp John Hay, Baguio City