Improved drought tolerance of transgenic Zea mays plants that express the glutamate dehydrogenase gene (gdhA) of E. coli

@article{Lightfoot2007ImprovedDT,
  title={Improved drought tolerance of transgenic Zea mays plants that express the glutamate dehydrogenase gene (gdhA) of E. coli},
  author={David A. Lightfoot and Rajsree Mungur and Rafiqa Ameziane and Scott A. Nolte and Lynn M. Long and Karen Bernhard and and J S Colter and Karen Jones and Muhammad J. Iqbal and E. C. Varsa and Brian Young},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2007},
  volume={156},
  pages={103-116}
}
Genetic modification of nitrogen metabolism via bacterial NADPH- dependent glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH; E.C.4.1.2.1) favorably alters growth and metabolism of C3 plants. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of expression of GDH in the cytoplasmic compartment of Zea mays cells. The gdhA gene from Escherichia coli , that encoded a NADPH-GDH, was ligated to the ubiquitin promoter that incorporated the first intron enhancer and used to transform Z. mays cv. ‘H99’ embryo cultures by… 
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