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The goal of our investigations is to define the genetic control of microtubule-based processes in a higher plant. The available evidence suggests that we have achieved our first objective: the characterization of the complete alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin gene families of Arabidopsis. Four additional alpha-tubulin genes (TUA2, TUA4, TUA5, and TUA6) of(More)
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 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 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)
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)
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)
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 genome of Arabidopsis thaliana (Linnaeus) Heynhold was shown to contain an alpha-tubulin gene family consisting of at least four genes and/or pseudogenes. The primary structure of a transcribed alpha-tubulin gene was determined. A comparison of the predicted amino acid sequence of the A. thaliana alpha-tubulin with the predicted amino acid sequences of(More)
Maize beta-tubulins are encoded by a large multigene family with at least nine members, as determined by Southern blot analysis. Two expressed genes, represented by the beta 1 genomic clone and the beta 2 cDNA clone, were examined in this study. The two genes encode beta-tubulins which show 94% sequence identity at the amino acid level. Maize beta 1(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)