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We have previously shown by RNA gel blot analyses that the tobacco polyubiquitin-encoding gene Ubi.U4 is expressed in a complex pattern during plant development (Genschik et al., 1994). In order to study its tissue-specific expression, we cloned the fragment containing the -263 bp proximal promoter of the gene, the leader intron and the first ubiquitin(More)
It is widely assumed that mitotic cyclins are rapidly degraded during anaphase, leading to the inactivation of the cell cy-cle–dependent protein kinase Cdc2 and allowing exit from mitosis. The proteolysis of mitotic cyclins is ubiquitin/26S proteasome mediated and requires the presence of the destruction box motif at the N terminus of the proteins. As a(More)
A polyubiquitin-encoding gene was identified from a Nicotiana tabacum genomic library using a specific probe spanning the 3' untranslated region of the corresponding cDNA. The gene, Ubi.U4, is expressed in various amounts in the whole plant, except in just-fully-expanded leaves. Genomic blots indicate that it originates from N. tomentosiformis. Sequence(More)
A cDNA library from freshly isolated protoplasts was differentially screened using cDNAs from mesophyll cells, stressed leaf strips and cell suspension cultures. One of the selected clones, 6P229, turned out to encode a putative polypeptide showing homology to the btuE periplasmic protein of Escherichia coli and to animal selenium-dependent glutathione(More)
Transformation of a mesophyll cell into a viable protoplast that is able to re-enter the cell cycle, divide and further differentiate into organs, is accompanied by a very rapid and important increase in ubiquitin gene expression. Three major size classes of ubiquitin mRNA transcripts were observed in protoplasts as soon as they were isolated and incubated(More)
Nearly 7000 Arabidopsis thaliana-expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from 10 cDNA libraries have been sequenced, of which almost 5000 non-redundant tags have been submitted to the EMBL data bank. The quality of the cDNA libraries used is analysed. Similarity searches in international protein data banks have allowed the detection of significant similarities to a(More)
The polyubiquitin gene Ubi.U4 is expressed in a complex pattern during cell division and plant development in Nicotiana tabacum. Plants transformed with the uidA reporter gene placed under the control of the proximal 263 bp of the promoter are able to express GUS activity in dividing cells. This expression is modified when a G-box-like motif is mutated. In(More)
The combination of cDNA and RNA sequencing techniques has enabled determination of the complete sequence of one of the mRNAs coding for the precursor of the small subunit of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase of Nicotiana sylvestris. In this 898-nucleotide-long mRNA, 540 nucleotides code for the entire 180-amino-acid-long precursor polypeptide consisting of(More)
The sequences of seven complementary DNAs or genes encoding the small subunit (SSU) of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase oxygenase (RUBISCO) in several Nicotianeae were examined. Two new SSU genes isolated from Nicotiana sylvestris were included. Both sequence comparisons and Southern analyses with specific probes reveal that SSU genes fall into two(More)