Simon Miséra

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The Arabidopsis protein COP1, encoded by the constitutive photomorphogenic locus 1, is an essential regulatory molecule that plays a role in the repression of photomorphogenic development in darkness and in the ability of light-grown plants to respond to photoperiod, end-of-day far-red treatment, and ratio of red/far-red light. The COP1 protein contains(More)
Conditionally lethal mutant alleles of the FUSCA3 (FUS3) gene of Arabidopsis thaliana are specifically defective in the gene expression program responsible for seed maturation. FUS3 was isolated by map-based cloning and expression of the FUS3 cDNA resulted in complementation of the Fus3- phenotype. In the predicted FUS3 gene product, a continuous stretch of(More)
Previous studies have shown that recessive mutations at the Arabidopsis ABSCISIC ACID-INSENSITIVE3 (ABI3), FUSCA3 (FUS3), and LEAFY COTYLEDON1 (LEC1) loci lead to various abnormalities during mid-embryogenesis and late embryogenesis. In this study, we investigated whether these loci act in independent regulatory pathways or interact in controlling certain(More)
More than 200 fusca mutants of Arabidopsis have been isolated and characterised, defining 14 complementation groups. Mutations in at least nine FUSCA genes cause light-dependent phenotypic changes in the absence of light: high levels of anthocyanin accumulation in both the embryo and the seedling, inhibition of hypocotyl elongation, apical hook opening, and(More)
Two genetic screens, one for mutations resulting in photomorphogenic development in darkness and the other for mutants with fusca phenotype, have thus far identified six pleiotropic Arabidopsis COP/DET/FUS genes. Here, we characterized representative mutants that define four additional pleiotropic photomorphogenic loci and a null mutant allele of the(More)
The genetic basis of multiple phenotypic alterations was studied in cell-engineered cybrids Nicotiana tabacum (+ Hyoscyamus niger) combining the nuclear genome of N. tabacum, plastome of H. niger and recombinant mitochondria. The plants possess a complex, maternally inheritable syndrome of nucleo-cytoplasmic incompatibility, severely affecting growth,(More)
Two novel MYB genes (ATMYBR1 and ATMYBR2) were isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana. Binding to a conserved MYB recognition sequence is demonstrated for the ATMYBR1 protein. The expression of both genes is affected by the fus3, lec1 and abi3 mutations causing pleiotropic defects during late embryogenesis and seed maturation including the loss of dormancy and(More)
The Arabidopsis thaliana mutants fus3, lec1 and abi3 have pleiotropic defects during late embryogenesis. Mutant embryos fail to enter the maturation programme and initiate a vegetative germination pathway instead. Screening for genes which are differentially expressed in the fus3 mutant of Arabidopsis resulted in the isolation of several members of the MYB(More)
Landsberg erecta x Columbia F8 recombinant inbred lines of Arabidopsis thaliana, arrayed BAC clones covering most of the genome, and databank sequence information were used to map the positions of 69 genes in the genome of A. thaliana. These genes encode all known constituents of the photosynthetic thylakoid membrane, some regulatory factors involved in its(More)
The DNA contents of various aneuploid lines of Arabidopsis thaliana were measured by flow cytometry of 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole-stained interphase nuclei in suspensions and compared with each other as well as with the wild-type. The fluorescence intensifies for all lines were highly reproducible as were the deviations from the wild-type. The results(More)
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