Gangamma M. Chowrira

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Expression of a cDNA encoding the castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) oleate Δ12-hydroxylase in the developing seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. results in the synthesis of four novel hydroxy fatty acids. These have been previously identified as ricinoleic acid (12-hydroxy-octadec-cis-9-enoic acid: 18:1-OH), densipolic acid(More)
Electroporation-mediated gene transfer into intact plant tissues was demonstrated in pea, cowpea, lentil, and soybean plants. Transient expression of a chimeric gus reporter gene was used to monitor the uptake and expression of the introduced DNA in electroporated nodal axillary buds in vivo. The branches that grew out of the nodal meristems were chimeric(More)
Transient expression and stable integration and expression of transgenes were observed in the tissues and offspring of certain leguminous plants after electroporation of DNA into intact nodal meristems in planta. The method described in this article thus allows the study of transgene expression in tissues differentiating from meristematic cells present in(More)
The LfKCS45 gene with a high sequence similarity to known 3-ketoacyl-CoA synthases of the membrane-bound fatty acid elongase was isolated from Lesquerella fendleri. The LfKCS45 gene has a 1464 bp open reading frame without introns, and is predicted to encode a polypeptide of 487 amino acids with an estimated molecular mass of 54.6 kD. High-stringency DNA(More)
Pea (Pisum sativum L.) plants were transformed in planta by injection/electroporation of axillary meristems with a chimeric pea enation mosaic virus (PEMV) coat protein gene contruct. R1 progenies of these plants were shown to harbor the transgene by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and genomic Southern analysis, while transgene expression was demonstrated(More)
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