Jeffrey P. Woessner

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Human chromosome 7 has historically received prominent attention in the human genetics community, primarily related to the search for the cystic fibrosis gene and the frequent cytogenetic changes associated with various forms of cancer. Here we present more than 153 million base pairs representing 99.4% of the euchromatic sequence of chromosome 7, the first(More)
Sexual fusion between plus and minus gametes of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii entails adhesion between plus-specific and minus-specific "fringe" proteins displayed on the plasma membrane of gametic mating structures. We report the identification of the gene (fus1) encoding the plus fringe glycoprotein, which resides in a unique domain(More)
The chloroplast (cp)-encoded CF1 ATPase beta-subunit gene (atpB) of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and its flanking regions have been sequenced. The derived amino acid (aa) sequence is highly homologous to that of the beta-subunit gene in Escherichia coli, bovine heart mitochondria, and higher plant cp. In contrast to all other cp genomes, the CF1 epsilon(More)
We have carried out a molecular and genetic analysis of the chloroplast ATPase in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Recombination and complementation studies on 16 independently isolated chloroplast mutations affecting this complex demonstrated that they represent alleles in five distinct chloroplast genes. One of these five, the ac-u-c locus, has been positioned(More)
Filamentous fungi are a large group of diverse and economically important microorganisms. Large-scale gene disruption strategies developed in budding yeast are not applicable to these organisms because of their larger genomes and lower rate of targeted integration (TI) during transformation. We developed transposon-arrayed gene knockouts (TAGKO) to discover(More)
The addition of primary amines to the growth medium of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii disrupts cell wall assembly in both vegetative and zygotic cells. Primary amines are competitive inhibitors of the protein-cross-linking activity of transglutaminases. Two independent assays for transglutaminase confirmed a burst of extracellular(More)
The green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii elaborates two biochemically and morphologically distinct cell walls during its life cycle: one surrounds the vegetative and gametic cell and the other encompasses the zygote. Hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs) constitute a major component of both walls. We describe the isolation and characterization of a(More)
Enzymatic removal of the cell wall induces vegetative Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells to transcribe wall genes and synthesize new hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs) related to the extensins found in higher plant cell walls. A cDNA expression library made from such induced cells was screened with antibodies to an oligopeptide containing the (SP)x(More)
The chloroplast gene for the epsilon subunit (atpE) of the CF1/CF0 ATPase in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been localized and sequenced. In contrast to higher plants, the atpE gene does not lie at the 3′ end of the beta subunit (atpB) gene in the chloroplast genome of C. reinhardtii, but is located at a position 92 kb away in the other single(More)
Hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs) are the major proteinaceous components of higher plant walls and the predominant components of the cell wall of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The GP1 protein, an HRGP of the C. reinhardtii wall, is shown to adopt a polyproline II helical configuration and to carry a complex array of arabinogalactoside(More)