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A full-length cDNA (designated rcaII) encoding the Rubisco activase (RCA) of rice (Oryza sativa L.) has been cloned from a cDNA library constructed with mRNA from green leaves. Sequence analysis resulted in a reading frame of 432 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass of 47.9 kDa and an estimated isoelectric point of 5.97. The deduced amino acid(More)
The objective of this study, a parallel study to global gene expression profiling, was to identify dysregulated microRNAs (miRNAs) associated with endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma (EEC), examine their correlation with clinico-pathological characteristics and identify predicted target genes of the dysregulated miRNAs. Using real-time quantitative(More)
The transcription of rice plastid psbD-psbC genes encoding photosystem II reaction center protein D2 and chlorophyll alpha-binding protein CP43 is closely regulated by light. To elucidate the sequence requirement for the light-responsive promoter of psbD-psbC operon, transcriptional analysis of the rice promoter was performed with deleted mutants and(More)
Erwinia herbicola is known to synthesize carotenoids and gives an orange-coloured phenotype. These carotenoids play a role in the protection of the cells from the damage caused by near-UV irradiation in nature. The genes encoding these carotenoids in E. herbicola Eho13 are clustered in a 7 kb DNA fragment. The complete sequence of this fragment has been(More)
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High throughput analysis of differential gene expression is a powerful tool that can be applied to many areas in molecular cell biology, including differentiation, development, physiology, and pharmacology. In recent years, a variety of techniques have been developed to analyze differential gene expression, including comparative expressed sequence tag(More)
An electroporation-mediated method for the study of foreign gene expression within chloroplasts has been developed. The chloroplast expression vector pHD203-GUS, which consists of coding regions for beta-glucuronidase (GUS) and chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) separated by a double psbA promoter fragment from pea (in opposite orientation) was(More)
In a previous paper we reported the isolation of streptomycin-resistant mutants from Nicotiana plumbaginifolia and presented evidence for chloroplast control of the resistance trait. To understand the molecular basis of the resistance in these mutants, we sequenced three regions in the chloroplast 16s rRNA gene, which correspond to the 5' terminus, the 530(More)
Single-stranded conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis was used to examine the mutations of the chloroplast 16S rRNA locus of streptomycin-resistant mutants in Nicotiana plumbaginifolia. DNA fragments of 121, 517, 968 and 1578 bp, each possessing a known point mutation, were generated by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The resulting fragments were(More)
In a previous study two haploid streptomycin-resistant clones of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia were isolated. The chromosome number of one of these clones has now been doubled through leaf-midvein culture and the resultant diploids were characterized genetically. Our results show that streptomycin resistance in this clone is conditioned by a recessive nuclear(More)
We have developed a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for sequencing of tobacco chloroplast genome. In a mixture containing chloroplast DNA, 5'-end-labeled oligonucleotide primer, Taq DNA polymerase and reaction buffer, we were able to sequence a segment of chloroplast 16S rRNA gene. The results showed that the 750 bp of DNA sequenced were identical to(More)