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Extracellular invertase mediates phloem unloading via an apoplastic pathway. The gene encoding isoenzyme Nin88 from tobacco was cloned and shown to be characterized by a specific spatial and temporal expression pattern. Tissue-specific antisense repression of Nin88 under control of the corresponding promoter in tobacco results in a block during early stages(More)
We have established a detailed framework for the process of shoot regeneration from Arabidopsis root and hypocotyl explants grown in vitro. Using transgenic plant lines in which the GUS or GFP genes were fused to promoters of developmental genes (WUS, CLV1, CLV3, STM, CUC1, PLT1, RCH1, QC25), or to promoters of genes encoding indicators of the auxin(More)
Expression of BZI-1 Delta N, a dominant-negative form of the tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor BZI-1 leads to severe defects in pollen development which coincides with reduced transcript abundance of the stamen specific invertase gene NIN88 and decreased extracellular invertase enzymatic activity. This finding(More)
For several models expressing theuidA orgus reporter gene with or without a presequence for mitochondrial targeting, we have demonstrated that the compartmentation of β-glucuronidase (E.C. 3.2.1.31) activity was not in agreement within situ localization of the diX-indigo microcrystals generated by the cytoenzymological GUS assay. These crystals were(More)
Cytokinin deficiency causes pleiotropic developmental changes such as reduced shoot and increased root growth. It was investigated whether cytokinin-deficient tobacco plants, which overproduce different cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase enzymes, show changes in different sink and source parameters, which could be causally related to the establishment of the(More)
This report describes the identification of novel plant genes that are required to ensure co-ordinated post-embryonic development. After germination the tumorous shoot development mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana develop disorganized tumorous tissue instead of organized leaves and stems. This results in green callus-like structures, which are capable of(More)
Lentil root statocytes show a strict structural polarity of their organelles with respect to the g vector. These cells are involved in the perception of gravity and are responsible for the orientation of the root. Actin filaments take part in the positioning of their organelles and could also be involved in the transduction of the gravitropic signal. A(More)
Localization of target cells forAgrobacterium-mediated transformation in the carrot root disc model has been achieved after inoculation with a disarmedA. tumefaciens strain harbouring a GUS-intron construct. The first GUS positive cells could be detected on both sides of the discs 48 h after inoculation. The transformed cells were always more numerous on(More)
The developmental characteristics of a transgenic tobacco line (BIK62) expressing the ipt cytokinin-biosynthetic gene under the control of a tagged promoter were analysed. In situ hybridization and cytokinin immunocytochemistry revealed that the ipt gene was mainly expressed in the axillary buds after the floral transition. The ipt-expressing axillary buds(More)
Due to their extensive growth potential, transgenic root systems arising from inoculation withAgrobacterium rhizogenes became popular in the last decade as model systems in domains as diverse as production of secondary metabolites, interactions with pathogens and symbionts, examination of gene importance in control of root development or in regulation of(More)