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Four cis-acting elements, designated as Boxes I, II, III and IV, have previously been identified as functionally relevant components of the light-responsive chalcone synthase (CHS) promoter in parsley (Petroselinum crispum). This paper describes the isolation of three cDNAs encoding proteins which bind specifically to Box II, one of two cis-acting elements(More)
The genetic fine structure of cis-acting sequences previously shown to be necessary for light-regulated expression in the promoter of the parsley (Petroselinum crispum) chalcone synthase gene was analyzed. Site-directed mutations and changes in spacing between cis elements were measured in transient expression assays in parsley protoplasts. Clustered point(More)
Chalcone synthase (CHS) catalyzes the committed enzymatic step in flavonoid biosynthesis. In parsley (Petroselinum crispum), CHS is encoded by a single gene locus. Transcriptional activation of the gene in response to UV-containing white light has been demonstrated. Analysis of the CHS gene promoter by in vivo footprinting revealed four short sequences,(More)
The quantification of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) allele frequencies in pooled DNA samples using real time PCR is a promising approach for large-scale diagnostics and genotyping. The limits of detection (LOD) and limits of quantification (LOQ) for mutant SNP alleles are of particular importance for determination of the working range, which, in the(More)
Since their first commercialization, the diversity of taxa and the genetic composition of transgene sequences in genetically modified plants (GMOs) are constantly increasing. To date, the detection of GMOs and derived products is commonly performed by PCR-based methods targeting specific DNA sequences introduced into the host genome. Information available(More)
Worldwide, qualitative methods based on PCR are most commonly used as screening tools for genetically modified material in food and feed. However, the increasing number and diversity of genetically modified organisms (GMO) require effective methods for simultaneously detecting several genetic elements marking the presence of transgenic events. Herein we(More)
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