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Proteome analysis of mature Arabidopsis thaliana (Landsberg erecta ecotype) pollen was conducted using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. A total of 960 spots were resolved on pH 4–7 IPG strips and 110 distinct proteins were identified from 150 spots analyzed. The identified proteins were categorized based on their functional role in(More)
Male reproductive development of rice (Oryza sativa L.) is very sensitive to drought. A brief, transitory episode of water stress during meiosis in pollen mother cells of rice grown under controlled environmental conditions induced pollen sterility. Anthers containing sterile pollen were smaller, thinner, and often deformed compared to normal anthers of(More)
The present study was carried out to elucidate the mechanism of seed deterioration in two cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) cultivars (HS6 and H1098). The seeds were artificially aged at 40 +/- 1 degree C and 100% relative humidity for 4 days. In both cultivars, germinability decreased, whereas membrane deterioration, as assayed by electrical conductivity of(More)
Proteome analysis of embryo and endosperm tissues from germinating tomato seed was conducted using 1-DE, 2-DE, and MS. Mobilization of the most abundant proteins, which showed similar profiles in the two tissues, occurred first in the endosperm. CBB R-250 staining of 2-DE gels revealed 352 and 369 major protein spots in the embryo and endosperm,(More)
Water deficit during male meiosis in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) causes pollen sterility. With a view to identifying the internal trigger for this failure, it was found that water stress specifically impairs the activities of vacuolar and cell-wall invertases in anthers prior to the arrest of pollen development. The enzymes are affected only when water(More)
In flowering plants, pollen grains are produced in the anther and released to the external environment with the primary function of delivering sperm cells to the female gametophyte. This study was conducted to identify proteins in tomato pollen and to analyse their roles in relation to pollen function. Tomato is an important crop which is grown worldwide(More)
In the 7B-1 male-sterile mutant of tomato, pollen development breaks down prior to meiosis in microspore mother cells (MMCs). We have used the proteomic approach to identify differentially expressed proteins in the wild type (WT) and mutant anthers with the objective of analyzing their roles in normal pollen development and in male sterility. By using 2-DE(More)
Aspergillus nidulans UDP-glucose-4-epimerase UgeA interconverts UDP-glucose and UDP-galactose and participates in galactose metabolism. The sugar moiety of UDP-galactose is predominantly found as galactopyranose (Galp, the six-membered ring form), which is the substrate for UDP-galactopyranose mutase (encoded by ugmA) to generate UDP-galactofuranose (Galf,(More)
The proteome of mature (MP) and in vitro germinating pollen (GP) of canola (Brassica napus) were analyzed using the DIGE technology with the objective of identifying proteins and their function in pollen germination. Of the 2,238 protein spots detected in gel images, 344 were differentially expressed in MP and GP samples of which 165 were subjected to(More)
In flowering plants, pollen grains are produced in the anther and released to the external environment with the primary function of delivering sperm cells to the female gametophyte. This study was conducted to identify proteins in tomato pollen and to analyse their roles in relation to pollen function. Tomato is an important crop which is grown worldwide(More)