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Author Kruse, Anne ♦ Fieuw, Sabine ♦ Heineke, Dieter ♦ Müller Röber, Bernd
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Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1998
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Sociology & anthropology
Abstract Cytosolic NADP-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase (cyt-NADP-ICDH; EC 1.1.1.42) has been suggested to play a major role in the production of 2-oxoglutarate, an important precursor for amino acid synthesis. Using an antisense RNA approach under the control of the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter, transgenic potato plants were created in which NADP-ICDH activity was reduced to 8% of the wild-type level in leaves. Residual activity was almost completely due to mitochondrial and chloroplastic NADP-ICDH isoforms. Activity staining after non-denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis revealed the complete absence of a major activity band in leaves of antisense plants. No differences in growth or development, including flower formation and tuber yield, were observed between transgenic and wild-type plants. Photosynthesis and respiration were also unchanged. Levels of amino acids were the same in wild-type and cyt-NADP-ICDH antisense plants, even when accumulation of amino acids was induced by incubation of detached leaves in tap water in the dark (`induced senescence'). Consistent with a reduction in NADP-ICDH activity, however, were slight increases in the levels of isocitrate (up to 2.5-fold) and citrate (up to 2-fold). 2-Oxoglutarate was not reduced. Our data indicate that potato plants can cope with a severe reduction in cyt-NADP-ICDH activity without major shifts in growth and metabolism.
ISSN 00320935
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-04-22
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14322048
Journal Planta
Volume Number 205
Issue Number 1
Page Count 10
Starting Page 82
Ending Page 91


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