Carolyn D. Silflow

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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 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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Two-dimensional gel/western blot analysis was used to characterize alpha- and beta-tubulin isotype expression along the developmental axis of the maize (Zea mays) seedling primary root. We identified four distinct alpha-tubulin isotypes and a minimum of six beta-tubulin isotypes. This analysis showed differences between the alpha- and beta-tubulin isotypes(More)
We have prepared a molecular map of the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii genome anchored to the genetic map. The map consists of 264 markers, including sequence-tagged sites (STS), scored by use of PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis, and restriction fragment length polymorphism markers, scored by use of Southern blot hybridization. All molecular markers tested(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)