Augusto De Paolis

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Expression of the rolB gene of A. rhizogenes T-DNA triggers root differentiation in transformed plant cells. In order to study the regulation of this morphogenetic gene, the GUS reporter gene was placed under the control of several deleted fragments of the rolB 5′ non-coding region: carrot disc transformations and the analysis of transgenic tobacco plants(More)
The cloning and sequence determination is reported of the DNA region of Rhizobium leguminosarum coding for glutamine synthetase II (GSII). An open reading frame (ORF) encoding 326 amino acids was defined as the glnII gene on the basis of its similarity to other glnII genes and the ability of a DNA fragment carrying this ORF to complement the glutamine(More)
Therol genes are part of the T-DNA which is transferred byAgrobacterium rhizogenes in plant cells, causing neoplastic growth and differentiation. Each of these bacterial oncogenes deeply influences plant development and is finely regulated once transferred into the plant host. Both from the study of the effects and biochemical function of therol genes and(More)
Root proliferation can be induced by Agrobacterium rhizogenes on carrot discs both on the apical and basal surface (facing the root apex and base, respectively) or on the apical surface only, depending on the bacterial strain. This differential response on the two surfaces is denominated polarity. We correlate the polarity of some strains with the absence(More)
The T-DNA regions of three strains of Ri plasmids 1855, 8196, 2659 (agropine, mannopine and cucumopine type respectively) share two highly conserved regions flanking a non-homologous central part [1,2]. We have cloned segments of the cucumopine Ri plasmid 2659 T-DNA in the binary vector system Bin 19 and infected carrot discs with recombinant Agrobacterium(More)
In addition to the well-known internal promoter elements of tRNA genes, 5' flanking sequences can also influence the efficiency of transcription by Saccharomyces cerevlslae extracts In vitro. A consensus sequence of yeast tRNA genes in the vicinity of the transcriptional start site can be derived. To determine whether the activity of this region can be(More)
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