Tom A. Bennett

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BACKGROUND Plant body plans arise by the activity of meristematic growing tips during development and radiated independently in the gametophyte (n) and sporophyte (2n) stages of the life cycle during evolution. Although auxin and its intercellular transport by PIN family efflux carriers are primary regulators of sporophytic shoot development in flowering(More)
Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) belongs to the family of gut-neuropeptide hormones which also includes glucagon, secretin and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP). All receptors for this peptide hormone family seem to involve similar signal transduction pathways. Upon hormone binding, these receptors interact with guanine nucleotide binding protein(More)
The product of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe cwg2+ gene is involved in the biosynthesis of beta-D-glucan. When grown at the non-permissive temperature, cwg2-1 mutant cells lyse in the absence of an osmotic stabilizer and display a reduced (1-3) beta-D-glucan content and (1-3) beta-D-glucan synthase activity. The cwg2+ gene was cloned by the rescue of the(More)
Radiation resistance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is greater in a/alpha diploids than in aa or alpha alpha diploids, and higher levels of radiation resistance correlates with more mitotic recombination. Specifically, we investigated whether the stimulation of directed translocations, inversions, and unequal sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) by HO(More)
Genetic instability in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae rad9 mutant correlates with failure to arrest the cell cycle in response to DNA damage. We quantitated the DNA damage-associated stimulation of directed translocations in RAD9+ and rad9 mutants. Directed translocations were generated by selecting for His+ prototrophs that result from homologous, mitotic(More)
Using a directional cloning strategy, DNA sequence information was obtained corresponding to the site of early radiation-induced apoptotic DNA fragmentation within the human lymphoblastoid cell line TK6. Data were obtained from 88 distinct clones comprising approximately 65 kbp of sequenced material. Analysis of all cloned material showed that sequences in(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rad51 is structurally similar to Escherichia coli RecA. We investigated the role of S. cerevisiae RAD51 in DNA damage-associated unequal sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs), translocations, and inversions. The frequency of these rearrangements was measured by monitoring mitotic recombination between two his3 fragments, his3-Delta5'(More)
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