Snježana Mihaljević

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Summary EgMYB2, a member of a new subgroup of the R2R3 MYB family of transcription factors, was cloned from a library consisting of RNA from differentiating Eucalyptus xylem. EgMYB2 maps to a unique locus on the Eucalyptus grandis linkage map and co-localizes with a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for lignin content. Recombinant EgMYB2 protein was able to(More)
Three pumpkin embryogenic lines were initiated on wounded zygotic embryos cultured on medium with or without 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). Somatic embryo development was controlled by the availability of various compounds in the medium: presence/absence of 2,4-D, nitrogen sources. The highest rate of DNA methylation was in the early embryo stages,(More)
Embryogenic cultures of pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) were initiated from mechanically wounded mature zygotic embryos on 2,4-D-containing MS medium, and on hormone-free, semisolid modified MS medium containing NH4Cl as the sole source of nitrogen. The habituated line was derived from the embryogenic tissue induced with 2,4-D and maintained on medium without(More)
Somatic embryogenesis in pumpkin can be induced on auxin-containing medium and also on hormone-free medium containing 1mM ammonium (NH(4)(+)) as the sole source of nitrogen. Growth of NH(4)(+)-induced embryogenic tissue was slow and caused considerable acidification of the culture medium. Small spherical cells with dense cytoplasma formed proembryogenic(More)
When supplied as the sole nitrogen source, ammonium can induce somatic embryogenesis in some plant species, including pumpkin. To get an insight into the involvement of phytohormones in this adaptive developmental response to nitrogen availability, the status of endogenous abscisic acid (ABA), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), and their conjugates was analyzed in(More)
In an attempt to develop a transformation procedure for somatic embryos of Picea omorika (Panč.) Purk. using Agrobacterium, the sensitivity of non-transformed embryogenic tissues of P. omorika to antibiotics was measured. Two groups of antibiotics were tested: antibiotics commonly used to eliminate Agrobacterium from tissue culture (carbenicillin and(More)
Wounding of explanted Pinus nigra primary explants followed by infection with Agrobacterium rhizogenes wild strains 8196, 15834, or with the pRiA4abc transconjugant strain of A. tumefaciens (C58 chromosomal background) resulted in adventitious root induction. Roots were formed in 60–97% of explants (1–3 roots/explant) but without a hairy root phenotype. The(More)
Gibberellins (GAs) were identified and quantified during flower and fruit development in the Christmas rose (Helleborus niger L.), a native of southeastern Europe with a long international horticultural tradition. Physiologically, the plant differs from popular model species in two major respects: (1) following anthesis, the initially white or rose perianth(More)
In many vascular plants, zygotic reproduction regularly alternates with different types of asexual reproduction, so embryos can develop not only from fertilized egg cells, but also from induced somatic cells through the process of somatic embryogenesis. Although somatic and zygotic embryogenesis are not directly correlated, their common features are(More)
Reproductive development in the Christmas rose (Helleborus niger L.) differs from that in commonly investigated model plants in two important aspects: (i) the perianth develops a photosynthetic system, after fertilization, and persists until seed ripening; and (ii) the ripe seed contains an immature embryo which continues to mature off the mother plant. The(More)