Robert Hauptmann

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Cell suspension cultures of Triticum monococcum, Panicum maximum, Saccharum officinarum, Pennisetum americanum, and a double cross trispecific hybrid between Pennisetum americanum, P. purpureum, and P. squamulatum were tested for resistance to kanamycin, hygromycin, and methotrexate for use in transformation studies. All cultures showed high natural levels(More)
Transient expression of electroporated DNA was monitored in protoplasts of several monocot and dicot species by assaying for expression of chimeric chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) gene constructions. Expression was obtained in the dicot species of Daucus carota, Glycine max and Petunia hybrida and the monocot species of Triticum monococcum,(More)
The tissue specificity of the heat-shock response in maize was investigated. The ability to synthesize heat shock proteins (hsp) at 40 degrees C, as well as the intensity and duration of that synthesis, was analyzed in coleoptiles, scutella, green and etiolated leaves, suspension-cultured cells, germinating pollen grains, and primary root sections at(More)
The systemic fungicide methyl-1-(butylcarbamoyl)-2-benzimidazole carbamate (benomyl), is a broad spectrum fungicide. Benomyl at concentrations up to 50 mg/l does not inhibit the growth of suspension cultures ofNicotiana tabacum, Datura innoxia, Daucus carota, Glycine canescens, andSolanum tuberosum nor growth ofN. tabacum orN. plumbaginifolia protoplasts if(More)
Suspension cultures of carrot (Daucus carota, line C1), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum, line TX1), and Nicotiana plumbaginifolia (line NP) were frozen under controlled conditions with trehalose as the sole cryoprotectant. Maximal post-thaw viability (71-74%), measured by phenosafranin dye exclusion, was obtained with the C1 cells following a 24hour pretreatment(More)
Tobacco (N. tabacum cv. Xanthi) cell lines contained two forms of anthranilate synthase (AS; EC which could be partially separated by gel-filtration chromatography. One form was resistant to feedback inihibition by 10 μM tryptophan (trp) while the other form was almost completely inhibited by trp at the same concentration. Cell lines selected as(More)
Protoplast fusion provides a nonsexual system for the transfer of genetic information between cell types. This transfer can be between species, genera, families, or kingdoms, thereby allowing unique opportunities to study somatic cell genetics in plants. Individual chromosomes (1) or pieces of chromosomes (2) have been transferred between species in(More)
Relative levels of gene expression were studied in protoplasts isolated from two cell lines of Panicum maximum following DNA delivery by electroporation and polyethylene glycol (PEG). Gene expression was evaluated by assaying for chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) activity expressed by the CaMV 35S promoter with a nopaline synthase 3' polyadenylation(More)
Five clones were isolated from five different amino acid analog-resistant Daucus carota L. var. Sativa and Nicotiana tabacum L. cv. Xanthi cell lines. The individual clones were similar in their resistance to dl-5-methyltryptophan, S-(2-aminoethyl)-l-cysteine, or azetidine-2-carboxylic acid, and in their corresponding free amino acid levels.The cell(More)