Tanya S. Hooker

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The exosome complex plays a central and essential role in RNA metabolism. However, comprehensive studies of exosome substrates and functional analyses of its subunits are lacking. Here, we demonstrate that as opposed to yeast and metazoans the plant exosome core possesses an unanticipated functional plasticity and present a genome-wide atlas of Arabidopsis(More)
To learn more about the role of the CER6 condensing enzyme in Arabidopsis surface wax production, we determined CER6 transcription domains and the timing of CER6 transcription in vegetative and reproductive structures from juvenile, mature, and senescing tissues. We found that CER6 is highly transcribed throughout development, exclusively in the epidermal(More)
The cuticle is a protective layer that coats the primary aerial surfaces of land plants and mediates plant interactions with the environment. It is synthesized by epidermal cells and is composed of a cutin polyester matrix that is embedded and covered with cuticular waxes. Recently, we have discovered a novel regulatory mechanism of cuticular wax(More)
The cuticle is an extracellular matrix composed of cutin polyester and waxes that covers aerial organs of land plants and protects them from environmental stresses. The Arabidopsis thaliana cer7 mutant exhibits reduced cuticular wax accumulation and contains considerably lower transcript levels of ECERIFERUM3/WAX2/YORE-YORE (CER3/WAX2/YRE), a key wax(More)
The Arabidopsis thaliana gene CUT1 encodes a very-long-chain fatty acid-condensing enzyme required for the production of epicuticular wax in bolting stems. We have examined the expression pattern of CUT1 in Arabidopsis at different developmental stages and under different environmental conditions. RNA blot analysis showed that CUT1 was highly expressed in(More)
Roots of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Bonny Best) were excised and cultured in the presence of the abscisic acid synthesis inhibitor fluridone, and with concentrations of exogenous abscisic acid ranging from 10−10to 10−4M to determine the effects of abscisic acid and its synthesis inhibition on the development of lateral roots in in vitro(More)
Excised tomato roots (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv Bonny Best) were cultured in the presence of mannitol to determine the effects of varying degrees of mild water deficit on their developmental growth. It was found that over the 7-d culture period, the cultured roots could regulate their own developmental responses to the water deficit such that(More)
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