Christine B. Michalowski

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Responses to drought and salinity in barley (Hordeum vulgare L. cv. Tokak) were monitored by microarray hybridization of 1463 DNA elements derived from cDNA libraries of 6 and 10 h drought-stressed plants. Functional identities indicated that many cDNAs in these libraries were associated with drought stress. About 38% of the transcripts were novel and(More)
In the indica rice (Oryza sativa L.) a cDNA was characterized that encoded OsAKT1 homologous to inward-rectifying potassium channels of the AKT/KAT subfamily. Transcript analysis located OsAKT1 predominantly in roots with low abundance in leaves. Cell-specificity of OsAKT expression was analyzed by in situ hybridizations. In roots, strongest signals were(More)
We have determined the complete nucleotide sequence of a full length cDNA encoding the Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) isogene of phospho(enol)pyruvate carboxylase (PEPCase). The cDNA clone, 3348 bp in length, was obtained from mRNA isolated from Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (common ice plant) which had undergone salt stress and subsequent induction of(More)
Complex gene regulatory circuits contain many features that are likely to contribute to their operation. It is unclear, however, whether all these features are necessary for proper circuit behavior or whether certain ones are refinements that make the circuit work better but are dispensable for qualitatively normal behavior. We have addressed this question(More)
Transcripts of altered abundance in RNA from unstressed and 500 mm salt-shocked Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (common ice plant) were detected by reverse-transcription differential display (RT-DD). One transcript, Rip1, was of very low abundance in unstressed plants and was strongly induced by stress. RNA blot hybridizations showed strong induction and a(More)
A critical step in the SOS response of Escherichia coli is the specific proteolytic cleavage of the LexA repressor. This reaction is catalyzed by an activated form of RecA, acting as a co-protease to stimulate the self-cleavage activity of LexA. This process has been reexamined in light of evidence that LexA is dimeric at physiological concentrations. We(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the cyanelle genome ofCyanophora paradoxa Pringsheim strain LB 555 was determined (accession number U30821). The circular molecule is 135,599 base pairs in length. The physical map of this DNA molecule is shown along with identified genes and open reading frames.
The psbA gene is part of the reaction center of photosystem II in cyanobacteria and the plastids of higher plants. Its primary sequence is highly conserved among all species investigated so far and its sequence shows homologies with the L and M subunits of the reaction center of photosynthetic bacteria. We have analyzed the psbA homolog from a eukaryotic(More)
The gene regulatory circuitry of phage lambda is among the best-understood circuits. Much of the circuitry centres around the immunity region, which includes genes for two repressors, CI and Cro, and their cis-acting sites. Related phages, termed lambdoid phages, have different immunity regions, but similar regulatory circuitry and genome organization to(More)
Isolated chloroplasts from Pisum sativum were found to contain at least 32 tRNA species. Hybridization of in vitro labeled, identified, chloroplast tRNAs to Pisum chloroplast DNA fragments revealed the locations of the tRNA genes on the circular chloroplast genome. Comparison of this gene map to the maps of Vicia faba and Phaseolus vulgaris showed that the(More)