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An 8.5-kb cosmid containing the KORRIGAN gene complements the cellulose-deficient rsw2-1 mutant of Arabidopsis. Three temperature-sensitive alleles of rsw2 show single amino acid mutations in the putative endo-1,4-beta-glucanase encoded by KOR. The F1 from crosses between kor-1 and rsw2 alleles shows a weak, temperature-sensitive root phenotype. The shoots(More)
 Three non-allelic radial swelling mutants (rsw1, rsw2 and rsw3) of Arabidopsisthaliana L. Heynh. were shown to be specifically impaired in cellulose production. Fractionation methods that identify, characterise and quantify some of the major cell wall polysaccharides in small quantities of seedlings demonstrated that changes in the production of cellulose(More)
The Chlamydomonas reinhardtii starch-less mutant, BAF-J5, was found to store lipids up to 65% of dry cell weight when grown photoheterotrophically and subjected to nitrogen starvation. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was used as a high-throughput method for semi-quantitative measurements of protein, carbohydrate and lipid content. The fatty acids of(More)
Dynamin-related proteins are large GTPases that deform and cause fission of membranes. The DRP1 family of Arabidopsis thaliana has five members of which DRP1A, DRP1C, and DRP1E are widely expressed. Likely functions of DRP1A were identified by studying rsw9, a null mutant of the Columbia ecotype that grows continuously but with altered morphology. Mutant(More)
The high-cytokinin Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. mutant amp1 of has been further characterised. We extend our previous work on the cytokinin level in the amp1 mutant and show that it contains high levels of endogenous cytokinins in both light- and dark-grown plants, and that amp1 can be phenocopied in the dark by growing wild-type plants on exogenous(More)
The anisotropic growth of plant cells depends on cell walls having anisotropic mechanical properties, which are hypothesized to arise from aligned cellulose microfibrils. To test this hypothesis and to identify genes involved in controlling plant shape, we isolated mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana in which the degree of anisotropic expansion of the root is(More)
Polysaccharide analyses of mutants link several of the glycosyltransferases encoded by the 10 CesA genes of Arabidopsis to cellulose synthesis. Features of those mutant phenotypes point to particular genes depositing cellulose predominantly in either primary or secondary walls. We used transformation with antisense constructs to investigate the functions of(More)
Vesicle trafficking delivers proteins to intracellular and extracellular compartments, cellulose synthase to the plasma membrane, and non-cellulosic polysaccharides to the cell wall. The Arabidopsis genome potentially encodes 19 proteins with sequence similarities to ARFs (ADP-ribosylation factors) and its relatives such as ARLs (ARF-like proteins). ARFs(More)
We measured the level of xylem-derived cytokinins (CKs) entering a cotton leaf, and the CK levels in the same leaf, thus enabling xylem sap and foliar CKs to be compared concurrently. Although zeatin was the dominant CK in xylem sap, zeatin, dihydrozeatin, and N(6)-(2-isopentenyl) adenine were present in approximately equimolar levels in leaves. Elevated(More)