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Phytochrome-imposed down-regulation of the expression of its own phytochrome A gene (PHYA) is one of the fastest light-induced effects on transcription reported in plants to date. Functional analysis of the oat PHYA3 promoter in a transfection assay has revealed two positive elements, PE1 and PE3, that function synergistically to support high levels of(More)
We have cloned two cDNAs, TaHSP101B and TaHSP101C, encoding two heat stress-inducible members of HSP101/ClpB family in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum (L.) Moench.). Proteins encoded by these cDNAs are highly similar at the primary sequence level and diverged from the previously reported TaHSP101 (designated TaHSP101A) both in the consensus ATP/GTP-binding(More)
Positive Factor 1 (PF1) from oat is an HMGY-and H1 histone-like protein that binds a functionally defined AT-rich DNA element in the oat phytochrome A gene (PHYA3) promoter Phytochrome A is a member of a plant regulatory photoreceptor family (1). The down-regulation by phytochrome of the transcription of its own PHYA3 gene, is one of the most rapid(More)
The accumulation of the disaccharide trehalose in anhydrobiotic organisms allows them to survive severe environmental stress. A plant cDNA, SlTPS1, encoding a 109-kD protein, was isolated from the resurrection plant Selaginella lepidophylla, which accumulates high levels of trehalose. Protein-sequence comparison showed that SlTPS1 shares high similarity to(More)
In soybean seeds the level of hydroxyproline is regulated in a developmental and tissue-specific manner. The seed coat contains approximately 77% of the total hydroxyproline in the seed at all stages of development. We determined the ratio of hydroxyproline to dry weight in a number of tissues within the seed; however, only the seed coat shows an increase(More)
The quiescent center is viewed as an architectural template in the root apical meristem of all angiosperm and gymnosperm root tips. In roots of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh., the quiescent center inhibits differentiation of contacting initial cells and maintains the surrounding initial cells as stem cells. Here, the role of the quiescent center in the(More)
Agave tequilana Weber var. Azul plants reproduce asexually by producing ramets. Continuous production of ramets throughout the vegetative cycle of the parent delays the time of harvesting of heads for tequila production. Little is known about the factors influencing their emergence. Heads are engrossed rosettes where fructans are stored. We show here that,(More)
Transcription of heat shock genes is induced by exposure of cells to elevated temperatures or other stress conditions. In yeast, it is thought that induction of transcription is mediated by conversion of a DNA-bound transcriptionally inactive form of the heat shock transcription factor (HSTF) to a DNA-bound transcriptionally active form. We have identified(More)
HSP101 belongs to the ClpB protein subfamily whose members promote the renaturation of protein aggregates and are essential for the induction of thermotolerance. We found that maize HSP101 accumulated in mature kernels in the absence of heat stress. At optimal temperatures, HSP101 disappeared within the first 3 days after imbibition, although its levels(More)
Heat shock protein 101 (HSP101) cDNA and genomic clones from maize have been isolated. The structure of maize HSP101 reveals the presence of six exons interrupted by five introns. Maize HSP101 contains a predicted open reading frame that translates into a 912-aa sequence with a mass of 101kDa. Initiation of transcription was mapped 146 bases upstream of the(More)