Boung-Jun Oh

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The anthracnose fungus, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, interacts incompatibly with the ripe fruit of pepper (Capsicum annuum). It interacts compatibly with the unripe-mature fruit. We isolated a defensin gene, j1-1, and a thionin-like gene, PepThi, expressed in the incompatible interaction by using an mRNA differential display method. Both genes were(More)
During pepper (Capsicum annuum) fruit ripening, the ripe fruit interaction with the anthracnose fungus, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, is generally incompatible. However, the unripe fruit can interact compatibly with the fungus. A gene, designated PepTLP (for pepper thaumatin-like protein), was isolated and characterized by using mRNA differential display.(More)
Ripe fruits of pepper (Capsicum annuum) are resistant to the anthracnose fungus, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, whereas unripe-mature fruits are susceptible. A pepper esterase gene (PepEST) that is highly expressed during an incompatible interaction between the ripe fruit of pepper and C. gloeosporioides was previously cloned. Deduced amino acid sequence(More)
The anthracnose fungus Colletotrichum gloeosporioides deleteriously affects unripe pepper fruit, but not ripe fruit. Here, we show that the induction of local acquired resistance (LAR) by salicylic acid (SA), 2,6-dichloroisonicotinic acid, or benzo-(1,2,3)-thiadiazole-7-carbothioic acid S-methyl ester pretreatment protects unripe pepper fruit against the(More)
A previously unidentified gene encoding ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme was isolated from leaves of wild rice plant treated with wounding and microbe-associated molecular patterns. The OgUBC1 gene was composed of 148 amino acids and contained a typical active site and 21 ubiquitin thioester intermediate interaction residues and 4 E3 interaction residues. Both(More)
Suppression subtractive hybridization was used to construct a subtracted library (ogfw) from plants of a wild rice species, Oryza grandiglumis, subjected to a fungal elicitor and physical wounding. To screen the differentially expressed transcripts in the library, we applied a reverse Northern blot analysis to a cDNA microarray containing 1,152 random(More)
We have modified and optimized PCR-based differential display for efficient identification and isolation of genes whose expression patterns are correlated with changes in growth, development, physiology, and/or environmental response. This protocol is general in nature and can be applied for analysis of virtually any plant tissues from which several μg of(More)
The relationships of sterase- and lipase-like proteins with three signaling molecules (salicylic acid, jasmonic acid, and ethylene) expressed during plant–pathogen interactions were studied. We isolated two carboxylesterase (AtCXE) genes, AtCXE8 and AtCXE9, from Arabidopsis thaliana. The AtCXE8 and AtCXE9 proteins possess carboxylesterase motifs (-GXSXG-)(More)
Unripe mature green fruits of pepper (Capsicum annuum) are susceptible to Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, whereas ripe red fruits are not. We established this pepper-C. gloeosporioides interaction as a model system to study the fungal resistance that develops during ripening of nonclimacteric fruit. Histochemical examination of transverse sections suggested(More)
95 Protocols A modified procedure for PCR-based differential display and demonstration of use in plants for isolation of genes related to fruit ripening: Boung-Jun Oh, Donna E. Balint and James J. Giovannoni Isolation of megabase-size DNA from sorghum and applications for physical mapping and bacterial and yeast artificial chromosome library construction:(More)
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