Learn More
A key regulator of the cell cycle is a highly conserved protein kinase whose catalytic subunit, p34(cdc2), is encoded by the cdc2 gene. We studied the control of the expression of the Arabidopsis cdc2a gene in cell suspensions and during plant development. In cell cultures, arrest of the cell cycle did not significantly affect cdc2a mRNA levels, but(More)
In eukaryotes, the control of cell cycle progression is exercised by heteromeric protein kinase complexes composed of a cell cycle-dependent, kinase-related subunit (Cdc2) and a cyclin subunit. To explore the possibility that cyclin transcription plays a role in the developmental regulation of cell division, we examined the spatial and temporal expression(More)
Because plant cells do not move and are surrounded by a rigid cell wall, cell division rates and patterns are believed to be directly responsible for generating new structures throughout development. To study the relationship between cell division and morphogenesis, transgenic tobacco and Arabidopsis plants were constructed expressing dominant mutations in(More)
We have isolated cDNAs encoding four additional mitotic-like cyclins from Arabidopsis: cyc2aAt, cyc2bAt, cyc3aAt, and cyc3bAt. Examination of amino acid sequences deduced from plant cyclin cDNAs isolated so far showed that they can be grouped into three distinct classes. The members of each plant cyclin family are more related to each other than to any(More)
Proton/sulfate cotransporters in the plasma membranes are responsible for uptake of the environmental sulfate used in the sulfate assimilation pathway in plants. Here we report the cloning and characterization of an Arabidopsis thaliana gene, AST68, a new member of the sulfate transporter gene family in higher plants. Sequence analysis of cDNA and genomic(More)
The plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, contains two S-adenosylmethionine synthetase-encoding genes (sam). Here, we analyze the structure and expression of the sam-2 gene and compare it with the previously described sam-1 gene. Northern-blot analysis using gene-specific probes shows that both sam-1 and sam-2 are highly expressed in stem, root, and callus tissue.(More)
Using synchronized tobacco Bright Yellow-2 cells and cDNA-amplified fragment length polymorphism-based genomewide expression analysis, we built a comprehensive collection of plant cell cycle-modulated genes. Approximately 1,340 periodically expressed genes were identified, including known cell cycle control genes as well as numerous unique candidate(More)
The Arabidopsis ABSCISIC ACID-INSENSITIVE3 (ABI3) protein plays a crucial role during late seed development and has an additional function at the vegetative meristem, particularly during periods of growth-arresting conditions and quiescence. Here, we show that the ABI3 homolog of poplar (PtABI3) is expressed in buds during natural bud set. Expression occurs(More)
Caffeoyl coenzyme A-3-O-methyltransferase (CCoAOMT) plays an important role in lignin biosynthesis and is encoded by two genes in poplar (Populus trichocarpa). Here, we describe the expression pattern conferred by the two CCoAOMT promoters when fused to the gus-coding sequence in transgenic poplar (Populus tremula x Populus alba). Both genes were expressed(More)