Ludmila A. Lutova

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Genes can be transferred horizontally between prokaryotes and eukaryotes in nature. The best-studied examples occur between Agrobacterium rhizogenes and certain Nicotiana spp. To investigate possible additional cases of horizontal gene transfer in nature between Agrobacterium and plants, a real-time polymerase chain reaction-based approach was employed to(More)
In legumes, the symbiotic nodules are formed as a result of dedifferentiation and reactivation of cortical root cells. A shoot-acting receptor complex, similar to the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) CLAVATA1 (CLV1)/CLV2 receptor, regulating development of the shoot apical meristem, is involved in autoregulation of nodulation (AON), a mechanism that(More)
Most genetic engineering of plants uses Agrobacterium mediated transformation to introduce novel gene content. In nature, insertion of T-DNA in the plant genome and its subsequent transfer via sexual reproduction has been shown in several species in the genera Nicotiana and Linaria. In these natural examples of horizontal gene transfer from Agrobacterium to(More)
The role of phytohormones in genetic tumor formation on radish crop-roots was investigated using the collection of inbred Raphanus sativus lines as a model system. The genetic analysis showed that the trait <<tumor formation>> was recessive and monogenic in some crossings. The spectrum of main phytohormones in tumor and non-tumor radish lines has shown that(More)
The transgenic hairy root cultures have revolutionized the role of tissue culture of plants in the production of secondary metabolites. It was shown that hairy roots often exhibit about the same or higher biosynthetic capacity for secondary metabolite production comparing to their normal roots. Using this methodology, a big number of chemical compounds has(More)
In higher plants, homeobox genes of the KNOX and WOX subfamilies plays a key role in maintenance of the pool of stem cells, regulate proliferation, and prevent cell differentiation. It has been shown that meristem-specific genes are regulated by phytohormones and affect their metabolism, specifically that of cytokinins. Plant tumors are widely used as a(More)
CLE (CLAVATA3/ENDOSPERM SURROUNDING REGION) peptides are peptide phytohormones playing the important role in the regulation of various type meristem development and also in the interaction between plants and parasites and symbionts. At the same time, the interaction of CLE peptides with other phytohormones, participating in these processes, is essentially(More)
Higher-order packaging of DNA in chromatin structures could be an essential step in the complex chain of events leading to activation/repression of eukaryotic gene expression. With the goal to investigate this aspect of transcriptional regulation of plant genes involved in symbiotic interactions between legumes and rhizobia we analyze here the molecular(More)
Meristems are morphogenic plant tissues comprising the pool of stem cells initiating specialized tissues. The balance of stem cell proliferation and differentiation depends on antagonistic action of genes WOX encoding homeodomain-containing transcription factors and CLAVATA-like systems controlling their expression. The CLE (CLAVATA3/ENDOSPERM SURROUNDING(More)