Ricardo A. Ravizzini

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A highly efficient method for stable wheat transformation using hygromycin resistance as a selectable marker is described. Young embryogenic calli growing from immature wheat embryos were transformed using a gunpowder-driven microparticle accelerator. Transgenic wheat plants were determined by PCR amplification of transgene fragments and confirmed by(More)
Photophosphorylating activity of chloroplasts rapidly prepared from preilluminated spinach leaves was higher than the activity of chlorplasts from leaves kept in the dark. Higher Vmax values were obtained with the former when either ADP or Pi concentrations were varied. The rate of decay of the in vivo light-activated Mg2+-ATPase was highly dependent on(More)
The subunit distribution of sulfhydryl groups and disulfide bonds of spinach chloroplasts coupling factor I has been determined. Native coupling factor I with a latent ATPase activity has eight sulfhydryl groups distributed 4 : 2 : 0 : 0 : 2 in the alpha, beta, gamma, delta and epsilon subunits, respectively. Heat treatment of coupling factor I, in addition(More)
Transgenic wheat plants without the selectable marker gene were obtained either in the presence or in the absence of selective pressure during the transformation protocol. When using hygromycin as selective agent in a co-transformation experiment involving a mixture of plasmids pGL2, containing the hpt gene, and pAI1Gus, containing the uidA gene, 3 out of(More)
1. O-Iodosobenzoate and 2,2'-dithio bis-(5-nitropyridine) inhibited by about fifty per cent the ATPase activity of heat-activated chloroplast coupling factor 1 only when present during the heating but were without effect when added before or after the activation. Reversion of this inhibition was only obtained by a second heat treatment with 10 mM(More)
1. Chemical modification by o-iodosobenzoate of soluble chloroplast coupling factor 1 (CF1) during heat activation resulted in inhibition of its Ca-ATPase activity and in the formation of two new intrapeptide disulfide bridges as suggested by: (a) the disappearance of three out of four accessible thiol groups, two from gamma and one from a beta subunit as a(More)
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