Kathrin Siglinde Richter

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Four transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana lines carrying different reporter gene constructs based on split glucuronidase genes were used to monitor the frequency of somatic homologous recombination after geminivirus infections. Euphorbia mosaic virus and Cleome leaf crumple virus were chosen as examples, because they induce only mild symptoms and are expected to(More)
To study a possible role for homologous recombination in geminivirus replication, we challenged Arabidopsis recombination gene knockouts by Euphorbia yellow mosaic virus infection. Our results show that the RAD51 paralog RAD51D, rather than RAD51 itself, promotes viral replication at early stages of infection. Blot hybridization analyses of replicative(More)
The circular single-stranded DNA of phytopathogenic geminiviruses is propagated by three modes: complementary strand replication (CSR), rolling circle replication (RCR) and recombination-dependent replication (RDR), which need host plant factors to be carried out. In addition to necessary host polymerases, proteins of the homologous recombination repair(More)
KU80 is well-known as a key component of the non-homologous end-joining pathway used to repair DNA double-strand breaks. In addition, the KU80-containing DNA-dependent protein kinase complex in mammals can act as a cytoplasmic sensor for viral DNA to activate innate immune response. We have now, to our knowledge for the first time, demonstrated that the(More)
Geminiviruses multiply primarily in the plant phloem, but never in meristems. Their Rep protein can activate DNA synthesis in differentiated cells. However, when their single-stranded DNA is injected into the phloem by insects, no Rep is present for inducing initial complementary strand replication. Considering a contribution of translesion synthesis (TLS)(More)
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