Function of the aux and rol genes of the Ri plasmid in plant cell division in vitro.

Abstract

Auxin-autonomous growth in vitro may be related to the integration and expression of the aux and rol genes from the root-inducing (Ri) plasmid in plant cells infected by agropine-type Agrobacterium rhizogenes. To elucidate the functions of the aux and rol genes in plant cell division, plant cell lines transformed with the aux1 and aux2 genes or with the rolABCD genes were established using tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) Bright Yellow-2 (BY-2) cells. The introduction of the aux1 and aux2 genes enabled the auxin-autonomous growth of BY-2 cells, but the introduction of the rolABCD genes did not affect the auxin requirement of the BY-2 cells. The results clearly show that the aux genes are necessary for auxinautotrophic cell division, and that the rolABCD genes are irrelevant in auxin autotrophy.

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@article{Nemoto2009FunctionOT, title={Function of the aux and rol genes of the Ri plasmid in plant cell division in vitro.}, author={Keiichirou Nemoto and Masamitsu Hara and Masashi Suzuki and Hikaru Seki and Atsuhiro Oka and Toshiya Muranaka and Yoshihiro Mano}, journal={Plant signaling & behavior}, year={2009}, volume={4 12}, pages={1145-7} }