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Agrobacterium rhizogenes is a natural vector for genetically transforming higher plants. A protocol is given for using this system to insert foreign genes into host plants. Improvements currently being developed in several laboratories are also discussed.
The complete nucleotide sequence of the genomic RNA of the potyvirus potato virus Y strain N (PVYn) was obtained from cloned cDNAs. This sequence is 9704 nucleotides long and can encode a polyprotein of 3063 amino acids. The positions of the cleavage sites at the N terminus of the capsid and cytoplasmic inclusion proteins have been determined. Other… (More)
SunTIP7 and SunTIP20 are closely related sunflower cDNAs showing a deduced amino acid sequence homologous to proteins of the tonoplast intrinsic protein (TIP) family. Their expression in Xenopus oocytes caused a marked increase in osmotic water permeability (demonstrating that they are water channels) which was sensitive to mercury. In leaves, in situ… (More)
Primary hairy root tissues as well as aseptic hairy root culture lines contain specific compounds that have been biologically characterized as opines. These substances are agropine, mannopine, mannopinic acid, and agropinic acid; they have been synthesized and their electrophoretic behavior has been studied. Hairy root tissues also contain agrocinopines.… (More)
Large plasmids of molecular weight varying from 90 to around 200×106 have earlier been detected in most Rhizobium meliloti strains using an alkaline denaturation-phenol extraction procedure. With a less destructive method (Eckhardt 1978) it was possible additionally to detect one plasmid of molecular weight clearly greater than 300×106 (=megaplasmid) in all… (More)
Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV) is a potyvirus transmitted by aphids in a non-persistent manner. Isolates having partially or totally lost their ability to be transmitted by aphids have been isolated and found to be affected in their helper component activities. We have sequenced the helper component coding region of poorly aphid-transmissible (PAT)… (More)
Using analytical and preparative methods, we demonstrated the presence of megaplasmids with molecular weight larger than 450 x 10(6) in the two plant-associated bacteria Rhizobium meliloti and Pseudomonas solanacearum. Such giant plasmids were found in 8 of 9 P. solanacearum strains tested and in all of the 18 R. meliloti strains tested.
We have studied two lines of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) selected in the field as drought-tolerant (R1 genotype) or drought-sensitive (S1 genotype). When subjected to drought conditions, the R1 line was able to maintain high leaf water potential longer and wilted later than the S1 line. Therefore, this indicates that R1 tolerance includes a… (More)
This article describes several new expression vectors that capitalize on the ability of Agrobacterium rhizogenes to transfer DNA from its Ri plasmid to the plant nuclear genome. The intermediate vectors described include an expression cassette based on one of the three following promoters: the nopaline synthase promoter, or the cauliflower mosaic virus… (More)
The response of Raphanus sativus to salinity has been investigated. Salt-responsive proteins were detected by comparative 2D-PAGE analysis. Three polypeptides of 22, 28 and 28.5 kDa were isolated and subjected to microsequencing. The P22 possesses homology with members of the Kunitz family of trypsin inhibitor; the P28.5 is homologous to ascorbate… (More)