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Insertional mutagenesis procedures in Chlamydomonas have facilitated the identification and characterization of dozens of genes required for the assembly and motility of flagella in Chlamydomonas. Many of these genes have been found to have homologs in animal systems. Here we describe a new gene required for flagellar assembly. Null mutants at the BLD1(More)
The two beta-tubulin genes of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii are expressed coordinately after deflagellation and produce two transcripts of 2.1 and 2.0 kilobases. Full-length cDNA clones corresponding to the transcript of each gene were isolated. DNA sequences were obtained from the cDNA clones and from cloned tubulin gene fragments.(More)
gamma-Tubulin is a protein associated with microtubule (Mt)-organizing centers in a variety of eukaryotic cells. Unfortunately, little is known about such centers in plants. Genomic and partial cDNA clones encoding two gamma-tubulins of Arabidopsis were isolated and sequenced. Comparisons of genomic and cDNA sequences showed that both genes, TubG1 and(More)
The nitrate reductase structural gene of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been isolated from a genomic library by using a nitrate reductase cDNA probe from barley. Restriction fragment length polymorphism analyses mapped the Chlamydomonas clone (B6a) to the nitrate reductase structural gene locus nit-1. Overlapping inserts cover a region of the genome of about(More)
The pool of tubulin protein in tissues of Arabidopsis is provided by the expression of multiple alpha-tubulin (TUA) and beta-tubulin genes. Whereas most tubulin genes are expressed in many tissues, previous evidence suggested that the TUA1 gene might be expressed primarily in pollen. We now report a detailed analysis of TUA1 expression during Arabidopsis(More)
The small genome of Arabidopsis contains at least nine expressed beta-tubulin (TUB) genes, in contrast to the large genomes of vertebrate animals, which contain a maximum of seven expressed beta-tubulin genes. In this study, we report the structures of seven new TUB genes (TUB2, TUB3, TUB5, TUB6, TUB7, TUB8, and TUB9) of Arabidopsis. The sequences of TUB1(More)
Flagellar amputation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii induces the accumulation of a specific set of RNAs, many of which encode flagellar proteins. We prepared a cDNA clone bank from RNA isolated from cells undergoing flagellar regeneration. From this bank, we selected clones that contain RNA sequences that display several different patterns of abundance(More)
Full-length cDNA clones corresponding to the transcripts of the two alpha-tubulin genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardi were isolated. DNA sequence analysis of the cDNA clones and cloned gene fragments showed that each gene contains 1,356 base pairs of coding sequence, predicting alpha-tubulin products of 451 amino acids. Of the 27 nucleotide differences between(More)
A mutation in the alpha 1-tubulin gene of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was isolated by using the amiprophos-methyl-resistant mutation apm1-18 as a background to select new mutants that showed increased resistance to the drug. The upA12 mutation caused twofold resistance to amiprophos-methyl and oryzalin, and twofold hypersensitivity to the(More)
To correlate cloned nuclear DNA sequences with previously characterized mutations in Chlamydomonas and, to gain insight into the organization of its nuclear genome, we have begun to map molecular markers using restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). A Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strain (CC-29) containing phenotypic markers on nine of the 19 linkage(More)