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The product of the retinoblastoma susceptibility gene (Rb) controls the passage of mammalian cells through G1 phase. Animal virus oncoproteins interact with the Rb protein via an LXCXE motif and disrupt Rb-E2F complexes, driving cells into S-phase. Recently, we found that the RepA protein of a plant geminivirus contains an LXCXE motif that is essential for(More)
Geminiviruses are plant DNA viruses with small genomes whose replication, except for the viral replication protein (Rep), depends on host proteins and, in this respect, are analogous to animal DNA tumor viruses, e.g. SV40. The mechanism by which these animal viruses create a cellular environment permissive for viral DNA replication involves the binding of a(More)
A different mutation (SMR1B) to SMR1-410 (ilv2), which determines resistance to sulfometuron methyl in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, was cloned by PCR. Sequence analysis indicated a C to T change at position 575 of the ILV2 coding sequence, which results in a proline transition to leucine at position 192. Similarly to SMR1-410, the SMR1B gene was confirmed as a(More)
Using map-based cloning, we delimited the dialytic gene to an approximately 109-kb fragment, which controls multicellular trichome formation and stamen development in tomato. Trichomes exist in the epidermis of nearly all terrestrial plants, including unicellular and multicellular types. The molecular mechanism of unicellular trichomes in Arabidopsis is(More)
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