Wayne P. Fitzmaurice

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Historically, the study of plant viruses has contributed greatly to the elucidation of eukaryotic biology. Recently, concurrent with the development of viruses into expression vectors, the biotechnology industry has developed an increasing number of disease therapies utilizing recombinant proteins. Plant virus vectors are viewed as a viable option for(More)
Nitrogen fixation activity in the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum is controlled by the reversible ADP-ribosylation of the dinitrogenase reductase component of the nitrogenase enzyme complex. This report describes the cloning and characterization of the genes encoding the ADP-ribosyltransferase (draT) and the ADP-ribosylglycohydrolase (draG)(More)
This report describes a series of transposon tagging vectors for dicotyledonous plants based on the maize transposable element Ac. This binary system includes the transposase (Ts) and the tagging element (Ds) on separate T-DNA vectors. Ts elements include versions in which transcription is driven either by the endogenous Ac promoter or by the cauliflower(More)
Knowledge of gene function is critical to the development of new plant traits for improved agricultural and industrial applications. Viral expression vectors offer a rapid and proven method to provide epigenetic expression of foreign sequences throughout infected plants. Expression of these sequences from viral vectors can lead to gain- or loss-of-function(More)
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