Rainer Hampp

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Ectomycorrhizas are formed between certain soil fungi and fine roots of predominantly woody plants. An important feature of this symbiosis is the supply of plant-derived carbohydrates to the fungus. As a first step toward a better understanding of the molecular basis of this process, we cloned a monosaccharide transporter from the ectomycorrhizal fungus(More)
Ectomycorrhizas, the dominating mycorrhizal symbiosis in boreal, temperate and some tropical forests, are formed by 5000-6000 species of the asco- and basidiomycetes. This high diversity of fungal partners allows optimal foraging and mobilisation of various nitrogen and phosphorus forms from organic soil layers. In this review, two approaches to study the(More)
Cell cultures of Arabidopsis thaliana (cv. Columbia) were used to screen for early alterations in gene expression as a response to altered gravitational fields. Genes of interest were selected from a larger group whose expression was altered under hypergravity (microarray study; M. Martzivanou and R. Hampp, Physiol. Plant. 118: 221–231, 2003).(More)
A method for protein determination in one- and two-dimensional electrophoresis sample buffer is presented. Accurate quantitation of protein in two-dimensional electrophoresis sample buffer (9.5 M urea, 2% Nonidet P-40, 2% carrier ampholytes, and 5% 2-mercaptoethanol) required removal of carrier ampholytes prior to the assay. This was made possible by taking(More)
The cDNA of a key enzyme of secondary metabolism, phenylalanine ammonium lyase, was identified for an ectomycorrhizal fungus by differential screening of a mycorrhizal library. The gene was highly expressed in hyphae grown at low external monosaccharide concentrations, but its expression was 30-fold reduced at elevated concentrations. Gene repression was(More)
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Guard cells and three other cell types from Vicia faba L. ;Longpod' leaflets were assayed for enzymes that catalyze one step in each of five major carbon pathways in green plants: the photosynthetic carbon reduction pathway (ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase, EC, the photosynthetic carbon oxidation pathway (hydroxypyruvate reductase, EC,(More)
The ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) contents of guard cells and other cells of Vicia faba L. leaflet were determined. To prevent proteolysis, proteins of frozen protoplast preparations or of cells excised from freeze-dried leaf were extracted directly in a sodium-dodecyl-sulfate-containing solution, which was heated immediately(More)