Jacek Hennig

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On the basis of earlier reports suggesting that annexin A1 from Arabidopsis thaliana (AnnAt1) participates in limiting the excessive levels of reactive oxygen species during oxidative burst in plants, we examined the sensitivity of recombinant AnnAt1 to hydrogen peroxide and its peroxidase activity. Purified recombinant protein remains mostly alpha-helical(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of salicylic acid (SA) signalling in Ny-1-mediated hypersensitive resistance (HR) of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) to Potato virus Y (PVY). The responses of the Ny-1 allele in the Rywal potato cultivar and transgenic NahG-Rywal potato plants that do not accumulate SA were characterized at the cytological,(More)
Annexins act as targets of calcium signals in eukaryotic cells, and recent results suggest that they play an important role in plant stress responses. We found that in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), AnnAt1 (for annexin 1) mRNA levels were up-regulated in leaves by most of the stress treatments applied. Plants overexpressing AnnAt1 protein were more(More)
A novel locus for extreme resistance to Potato virus Y (PVY), Ry-f sto , was identified on potato chromosome XII. The gene Ry-f sto has been introgressed from the wild potato species Solanum stoloniferum. Inheritance of Ry-f sto in the tetraploid potato population Rysto was consistent with the model of a single, dominant gene. Bulked segregant analysis(More)
Hypersensitive resistance (HR) is an efficient defense strategy in plants that restricts pathogen growth and can be activated during host as well as non-host interactions. HR involves programmed cell death and manifests itself in tissue collapse at the site of pathogen attack. A novel hypersensitivity gene, Ny-1, for resistance to Potato virus Y (PVY) was(More)
Harpin from Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola (HrpZ) elicits a rapid cell death response in tobacco plants. Multiple signaling components, including mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and salicylic acid (SA), have been reported to be involved in this cell death process, but the interaction between these molecules is(More)
A novel locus for potato resistance to potato leafroll virus (PLRV) was characterized by inheritance studies and molecular mapping. The diploid parental clone DW 91-1187 was resistant to PLRV accumulation in both inoculated plants and their tuber progeny. The resistance to PLRV accumulation present in DW 91-1187 was not transmitted to any F1 offspring when(More)
Phytochelatins, heavy-metal-binding polypeptides, are synthesized by phytochelatin synthase (PCS) (EC 2.3.2.15). Previous studies on plants overexpressing PCS genes yielded contrasting phenotypes, ranging from enhanced cadmium tolerance and accumulation to cadmium hypersensitivity. This paper compares the effects of overexpression of AtPCS1 and CePCS in(More)
Infection with avirulent pathogens, tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) or Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci induced accumulation of polyisoprenoid alcohols, solanesol and a family of polyprenols [from polyprenol composed of 14 isoprene units (Pren-14) to -18, with Pren-16 dominating] in the leaves of resistant tobacco plants Nicotiana tabacum cv. Samsun NN. Upon TMV(More)
A simple and robust multiplex PCR approach was developed for detection of the alleles Ry-f sto and Ns conferring resistance of potato to Potato Virus Y (PVY) and Potato Virus S (PVS), respectively. Cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence (CAPS) markers GP122564 linked to Ry-f sto and SC811260 linked to Ns were amplified in one PCR reaction and identified(More)