Richard L. Hudspeth

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We have determined the structure of the maize (Zea mays L. subsp.mays line B73) nuclear gene encoding the phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) carboxylase isozyme involved in C4 photosynthesis. The gene is 5.3 kb long and has ten exons that range in size from 85 to 999 bp. The nine introns vary from 97 to 872 bp. The sequence of 663 bp of 5′-flanking and 205 bp of(More)
We have isolated cDNA clones for the maize leaf enzymes phosphoenolpyruvate (P-ePrv) carboxylase [orthophosphate:oxaloacetate carboxy-lyase (phosphorylating) EC 4.1.1.31] and pyruvate,orthophosphate (Prv,P(i)) dikinase (ATP:pyruvate,orthophosphate phosphotransferase, EC 2.7.9.1) by exploiting the light-inducibility and large size of the mRNAs (3.5(More)
The expression of maize (Zea mays) phophoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PPC) gene constructions was studied in transgenic tobacco plants (Nicotiana tabacum). Where transcription was under the control of a maize PPC gene promoter, a low level of aberrantly large PPC transcript was detected. Analysis of this PPC transcript indicated that transcription initiation(More)
We have isolated cDNA clones representing mRNAs encoding chitinase and 1,3-beta-glucanase in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) leaves. The chitinase clones were sequenced and found to encode a 28,806 Da protein with 71% amino acid sequence similarity to the SK2 chitinase from potato (Solanum tuberosum). The 1,3-beta-glucanase clones encoded a 37,645 Da protein(More)
We have characterized cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genes encoding type 1 metallothionein-like proteins that are highly expressed in roots. Little or no expression of these genes was detected in other organs and tissues. The deduced amino acid sequences have a high degree of similarity with type 1 metallothionein-like proteins from other plants, including(More)
The acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) gene family of the cotton AD allotetraploid Gossypium hirsutum has been cloned and characterized. We have identified six different AHAS genes from an analysis of genomic clones and Southern blots of genomic DNA. Four of the six genes are organized as tandem pairs, in which the genes are separated by only 2–3 kb.(More)
Herbicide-resistant transgenic cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) plants carrying mutant forms of a native acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) gene have been obtained by Agrobacterium and biolistic transformation. The native gene, A19, was mutated in vitro to create amino acid substitutions at residue 563 or residue 642 of the precursor polypeptide. Transformation(More)
Stable transformation of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) at a high frequency has been obtained by particle bombardment of embryogenic cell suspension cultures. Transient and stable expression of the β-glucuronidase (GUS) gene was monitored in cell suspension cultures. Transient expression, measured 48 h after bombardment, was abundant, and stable expression(More)
We have isolated cDNA clones representing mRNAs encoding chitinase and 1,3-β-glucanase in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) leaves. The chitinase clones were sequenced and found to encode a 28,806 Da protein with 71% amino acid sequence similarity to the SK2 chitinase from potato (Solanum tuberosum). The 1,3-β-glucanase clones encoded a 37,645 Da protein with(More)
To investigate the regulation of genes encoding CAB proteins in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and identify potentially useful promoters, we determined the structure and expression of two genes (Lhcbl*Z and Lhcb3*l) encoding type I and type 111 proteins of the LHCII subfamily (Table I). Northern analyses of the gene expression pattem in cotton demonstrated(More)