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Transcription factors have been shown to control the activity of multiple stress response genes in a coordinated manner and therefore represent attractive targets for application in molecular plant breeding. We investigated the possibility of modulating the transcriptional regulation of drought and cold responses in the agriculturally important species,(More)
DNA beta is a single-stranded satellite DNA which encodes a single gene, betaC1. To better understand the role of betaC1 in the pathogenicity of DNA beta, a yeast two-hybrid screen of a tomato cDNA library was carried out using betaC1 from Cotton leaf curl Multan virus (CLCuMV) DNA beta as the bait. A ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, designated SlUBC3, which(More)
Tomato leaf curl virus-Australia (ToLCV) C4 protein has been shown to be associated with virus pathogenesis. Here, we demonstrate that C4 acts as a suppressor of gene silencing. To understand the multifunctional role of C4, a novel shaggy-like kinase (SlSK) from tomato, which interacts with ToLCV C4 in a yeast two-hybrid assay, was isolated and interaction(More)
DNA beta is a circular single-stranded satellite DNA associated with certain monopartite begomoviruses (family Geminiviridae) which causes economically important diseases such as cotton leaf curl disease. DNA beta contains a single gene, betaC1, which encodes a pathogenicity protein responsible for symptom production. Transient expression studies in(More)
DNA β satellites are circular single-stranded molecules associated with some monopartite begomoviruses in the family Geminiviridae. They co-infect with their helper viruses to induce severe disease in economically important crops. The βC1 protein encoded by DNA β is a pathogenicity determinant and has been reported to suppress post-transcriptional gene(More)
Constitutive over-expression of the TaDREB3 gene in barley improved frost tolerance of transgenic plants at the vegetative stage of plant development, but leads to stunted phenotypes and 3- to 6-week delays in flowering compared to control plants. In this work, two cold-inducible promoters with contrasting properties, the WRKY71 gene promoter from rice and(More)
Small circular single-stranded DNA satellites, called betasatellites, have been found in association with some monopartite begomovirus infections. The Cotton leaf curl Multan betasatellite (CLCuMuB) is known to influence symptom induction in cotton leaf curl disease. CLCuMuB contains a single gene, βC1, whose product is a pathogenicity determinant and a(More)
Tomato leaf curl virus (TLCV) satellite DNA (sat-DNA) is a 682 nt, circular, single-stranded molecule that lacks an open reading frame (ORF) or an apparent promoter. It contains binding motifs for the TLCV replication-associated protein, but these are dispensable for replication. To identify the regions of the sat-DNA critical for replication, the entire(More)
Plants respond to abiotic stresses by changes in gene regulation, including stress-inducible expression of transcriptional activators and repressors. One of the best characterized families of drought-related transcription factors are dehydration-responsive element binding (DREB) proteins, known as C-repeat binding factors (CBF). The wheat DREB/CBF gene(More)
Expression of the wheat dehydrin gene Cor410b is induced several fold above its non-stressed levels upon exposure to stresses such as cold, drought and wounding. Deletion analysis of the TdCor410b promoter revealed a single functional C-repeat (CRT) element. Seven transcription factors (TFs) were shown to bind to this CRT element using yeast one-hybrid(More)