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The gene encoding green fluorescent protein (GFP) from Aequorea victoria was resynthesized to adapt its codon usage for expression in plants by increasing the frequency of codons with a C or a G in the third position from 32 to 60%. The strategy for constructing the synthetic gfp gene was based on the overlap extension PCR method using 12 long(More)
Tulip (Tulipa gesneriana L.) is a bulbous plant species that requires a period of low temperature for proper growth and flowering. The mechanism of sensing the low temperature period is unknown. The study presented in this paper shows that the essential developmental change in tulip bulbs during cold treatment is an increase in sensitivity to the(More)
The precursor plastocyanin from Silene pratensis (white campion) has been expressed in Escherichia coli. The precursor protein was accumulated in insoluble aggregates and partially purified as an apo-protein. The purified precursor apo-plastocyanin was processed to the mature apo-plastocyanin by chloroplast extracts. N-terminal amino-acid sequencing(More)
The nucleotide sequence of the alcohol dehydrogenase gene Adh71k has been determined. The Adh71k allele encodes the thermostable and multifunctional ADH-71k allozyme of Drosophila melanogaster. Comparison with the sequences of AdhS, AdhF, and AdhFChD reveals differences in the coding and noncoding regions of the gene. Conceptual translation of the Adh71k(More)
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