Expression of antisense nodulin-35 RNA in Vigna aconitifolia transgenic root nodules retards peroxisome development and affects nitrogen availability to the plant.

A nodulin-35 (N-35) cDNA encoding nodule-specific uricase (EC 1.7.3.3.) was isolated from a Vigna aconitifolia (mothbean) root nodule cDNA library. Sequence analysis of Vigna uricase (VN-35) cDNA revealed 90% homology to that of soybean. The VN-35 cDNA was inserted in the antisense orientation downstream of the caMV-35S promoter, and transgenic hairy roots… CONTINUE READING