David R. Rockhold

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Five cDNAs encoding a putative soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) from potato were isolated and characterized. The cDNAs contained open reading frames encoding 36 kDa polypeptides which were highly homologous to the carboxy terminal region of mammalian sEH. When one of the cDNAs was expressed in a baculovirus system a soluble 38 kDa protein with epoxide(More)
Steroidal glycoalkaloids (SGAs) are potentially harmful specialty metabolites found in Solanaceous plants. Two tri-glycosylated alkaloids, alpha-chaconine and alpha-solanine accumulate in potato tubers. Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) were identified in the available database by searching for protein homology to the Sgt1 (SOLtu:Sgt1) steriodalalkaloid(More)
To provide tools for breeders to control the steroidal glycoalkaloid (SGA) pathway in potato, we have investigated the steroidal alkaloid glycosyltransferase (Sgt) gene family. The committed step in the SGA pathway is the glycosylation of solanidine by either UDP-glucose or UDP-galactose leading to alpha-chaconine or alpha-solanine, respectively. The Sgt2(More)
Binary plant transformation vectors are widely used for introduction of transgenes into plants via Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation. We report the construction of a binary plant vector pBINPLUS/ARS based on the pBINPLUS vector. Improvements introduced into pBINPLUS/ARS include the use of nonproprietary (ubiquitin-3 gene of Solanum(More)
The stress-induced expression of four different ubiquitin-encoding cDNAs was characterized in potato tuber tissue. The four clones exhibited differences in both structure and expression. The first cDNA encoded a single ubiquitin unit fused to an 80 amino acid ribosomal extension protein identical to the extension protein from tomato. Accumulation of the(More)
Contour-clamped homogeneous electric field (CHEF) gel electrophoresis was used to separate intact, chromosome-size DNA of different species of Saccharomyces and Zygosaccharomyces. Strains of the same Saccharomyces species had similar electrophoretic karyotypes. However, reproducible differences between individual bands indicated that strain-specific(More)
Global climate change has the potential to quickly alter the distribution and profile of crop pests and pathogens. Ready tools for mobilization of resistance into elite crops will be part of an integrated strategy to maintain agricultural productivity. Engineered virus resistance through expression of coat protein is well established. The mechanisms of(More)
Tubers of potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Estima) genetically modified to reduce polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity and enzymatic discolouration were assessed for changes in the metabolome using Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (LC–MS) and Gas Chromatography (GC)–MS. Metabolome changes induced over a 48 hour (h) period by tuber wounding (sliced(More)
The citrus cultivar Carrizo is the single most important rootstock to the US citrus industry and has resistance or tolerance to a number of major citrus diseases, including citrus tristeza virus, foot rot, and Huanglongbing (HLB, citrus greening). A Carrizo genomic sequence database providing approximately 3.5×genome coverage (haploid genome size(More)
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