Norman Terry

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Three transgenic Indian mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.] lines were tested under field conditions for their ability to remove selenium (Se) from Se- and boron-contaminated saline sediment. The transgenic lines overexpressed genes encoding the enzymes adenosine triphosphate sulfurylase (APS), gamma-glutamyl-cysteine synthetase (ECS), and glutathione(More)
Selenium (Se) can be assimilated and volatilized via the sulfate assimilation pathway. Cystathionine-gamma-synthase (CGS) is thought to catalyze the synthesis of Se-cystathionine from Se-cysteine, the first step in the conversion of Se-cysteine to volatile dimethylselenide. Here the hypothesis was tested that CGS is a rate-limiting enzyme for Se(More)
The overexpression of either gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase (gamma-ECS) or glutathione synthetase (GS) in Brassica juncea transgenics was shown previously to result in higher accumulation of glutathione (GSH) and phytochelatins (PCs), as well as enhanced Cd tolerance and accumulation. The present study was aimed at analyzing the effects of gamma-ECS or(More)
The Stylosanthes hamata SHST1 gene encodes a high-affinity sulfate transporter located in the plasma membrane. In this study the S. hamata SHST1 gene was constitutively expressed in Indian mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.] to investigate its importance for tolerance and accumulation of various oxyanions that may be transported by SHST1 and for cadmium,(More)
The Turkish ecotype of Puccinellia distans displays exceptional boron (B) tolerance, >1,250 mg B L−1, compared to <50 mg B L−1 for Gypsophila arrostil. In the present study, we compare the molecular basis for the difference in B tolerance between the two species by constructing high B-responsive suppression subtractive hybridization libraries to identify(More)
Contaminated soils can impede germination and growth of selected plant species, restricting effective phytoremediation strategies. The purpose of the present study was to enhance the germination and growth of saltgrass [Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene] by evaluating the efficacy of certain seed pretreatments and soil amendments. Ten seed pretreatment(More)
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