Dana Frances Schroeder

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BACKGROUND Plant development is exquisitely sensitive to light. Seedlings grown in the dark have a developmentally arrested etiolated phenotype, whereas in the light they develop leaves and complete their life cycle. Arabidopsis de-etiolated 1 (det1) mutants develop like light-grown seedlings even when grown in the dark. DET1 encodes a nuclear protein that(More)
The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) plays an important role in developmental processes in addition to mediating plant adaptation to stress. In the current study, transcriptional response of 17 genes involved in ABA metabolism and transport has been examined in vegetative and reproductive organs exposed to cold and heat stress. Temperature stress activated(More)
Intracellular endosymbiotic bacteria inherent to ants of the genus Camponotus were characterized. The bacteria were localized in bacteriocytes, which are specialized cells of both workers and queen ants; these cells are intercalated between epithelial cells of the midgut. The bacteriocytes show a different morphology from the normal epithelial cells and(More)
The endoderm of higher organisms is extensively patterned along the anterior/posterior axis. Although the endoderm (gut or E lineage) of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans appears to be a simple uniform tube, cells in the anterior gut show several molecular and anatomical differences from cells in the posterior gut. In particular, the gut esterase ges-1(More)
We have identified an abscisic acid (ABA) and stress-responsive GRAM (Glucosyltransferases, Rab-like GTPase activators and Myotubularins) domain protein GER5 (GEm-Related 5) closely related to GEM (GLABRA2 Expression Modulator), a novel regulator of cell division and cell fate determination in epidermal cells. A loss-of-function T-DNA line (ger5-2) and(More)
In order to investigate the effects of HBK3, a spruce gene member of the class I KNOX family, during somatic embryogenesis, sense (HBK3-S) and antisense (HBK3-A) Norway spruce (Picea abies) lines were generated. Somatic embryos produced from these lines were then analysed at morphological and structural levels. Compared with control, differentiation of(More)
Damaged DNA Binding protein 1 (DDB1) is a conserved protein and a component of multiple cellular complexes. Arabidopsis has two homologues of DDB1: DDB1A and DDB1B. In this study we examine the role of DDB1A in Arabidopsis UV tolerance and DNA repair using a DDB1A null mutant (ddb1a) and overexpression lines. DDB1A overexpression lines showed higher levels(More)
Damaged DNA-binding proteins 1 and 2 (DDB1 and DDB2) are subunits of the damaged DNA-binding protein complex (DDB). DDB1 is also found in the same complex as DE-ETIOLATED 1 (DET1), a negative regulator of light-mediated responses in plants. Arabidopsis has two DDB1 homologs, DDB1A and DDB1B. ddb1a single mutants have no visible phenotype while ddb1b mutants(More)
In Arabidopsis thaliana, de-etiolated 1 mutants (det1) grown in the dark resemble light-grown wild-type seedlings. Arabidopsis DET1 encodes a 62 kD protein, which is a negative regulator of light signaling. UV-damaged DNA-binding protein 1 (DDB1) was initially identified due to its role in human DNA damage repair. Arabidopsis has two DDB1 homologs: DDB1A(More)