Elisabeth Truernit

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Macromolecular trafficking within the sieve element-companion cell complex, phloem unloading, and post-phloem transport were studied using the jellyfish green fluorescent protein (GFP). The GFP gene was expressed in Arabidopsis and tobacco under the control of the AtSUC2 promoter. In wild-type Arabidopsis plants, this promoter regulates expression of the(More)
A cDNA for the Arabidopsis STP4 gene (for sugar transport protein 4) was isolated, and the properties of the encoded protein were studied in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The STP4 monosaccharide H+ symporter is composed of 514 amino acids and has a calculated molecular mass of 57.1 kD. RNA gel blot analyses revealed that STP4 is expressed primarily in roots(More)
Currently, examination of the cellular structure of plant organs and the gene expression therein largely relies on the production of tissue sections. Here, we present a staining technique that can be used to image entire plant organs using confocal laser scanning microscopy. This technique produces high-resolution images that allow three-dimensional(More)
The Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. SUC2 gene encodes a plasma-membrane sucrose-H+ symporter. The DNA sequence of the SUC2 promoter has been determined. Using a translational fusion of this promoter to the N-terminus of β-glucuronidase (GUS) and the GUS histochemical assay, the tissue specificity of the SUC2 promoter was studied in Arabidopsis plants(More)
Homeodomain proteins are key regulators of patterning during the development of animal and plant body plans. Knotted1-like TALE homeodomain proteins have been found to play important roles in the development of the Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem and are part of a complex regulatory network of protein interactions. We have investigated the possible role(More)
The cDNA corresponding to the open reading frame T17M13.3 from Arabidopsis chromosome II was isolated and the encoded protein was characterized as a member of a subgroup of higher plant sucrose transporters. The AtSUC3 (Arabidopsis thaliana sucrose transporter 3) open reading frame encodes a protein with 594 amino acid residues, being 81 and 82 residues(More)
The Arabidopsis AtSUC1 protein has previously been characterized as a plasma membrane H+-sucrose symporter. This paper describes the sites of AtSUC1 gene expression and AtSUC1 protein localization and assigns specific functions to this sucrose transporter in anther development and pollen tube growth. RNase protection assays revealed AtSUC1 expression(More)
The AtSTP2 gene (sugar transport protein 2) of Arabidopsis thaliana encodes a high affinity, low specificity monosaccharide carrier that can transport a number of hexoses and pentoses at similar rates. AtSTP2 has 12 putative transmembrane helices and a molecular mass of 55.0 kDa. AtSTP2 expression was localized in AtSTP2 promoter-beta-glucuronidase (GUS)(More)
Plant cell death is a normal process during plant development. Mutant plants may exhibit misregulation of this process, which can lead to severe growth defects. Simple ways of visualising cell death in living plant tissues can aid the study of plant development and physiology. Spectral variants of the fluorescent SYTOX dyes were tested for their usefulness(More)
Vascular development is embedded into the developmental context of plant organ differentiation and can be divided into the consecutive phases of vascular patterning and differentiation of specific vascular cell types (phloem and xylem). To date, only very few genetic determinants of phloem development are known. Here, we identify OCTOPUS (OPS) as a(More)