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Author Van Tunen, A. J. ♦ Mur, L. A. ♦ Brouns, G. S. ♦ Rienstra, J. D. ♦ Koes, R. E. ♦ Mol, J. N.
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher American Society of Plant Biologists
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Genetics and evolution ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Enzymes and Coenzymes ♦ Nucleic Acids, Nucleotides, and Nucleosides ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Physical Phenomena ♦ Chemical Phenomena ♦ Genetic Phenomena ♦ Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Information Science ♦ Information Science
Subject Keyword Discipline Botany ♦ Gene Expression Regulation ♦ Genes, Plant ♦ Genetics ♦ Intramolecular Lyases ♦ Isomerases ♦ Plants ♦ Promoter Regions, Genetic ♦ Base Sequence ♦ Dna, Recombinant ♦ Glucuronidase ♦ Biosynthesis ♦ Isolation & Purification ♦ Histocytochemistry ♦ Molecular Sequence Data ♦ Organ Specificity ♦ Time Factors ♦ Transformation, Genetic ♦ Comparative Study ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't
Abstract We have analyzed the spatial and temporal activities of chalcone flavanone isomerase (chi) A and B gene promoters from petunia. To study the tandem promoter regulation of chiA, various chiA promoter fragments were fused with the beta-glucuronidase (GUS) reporter gene. Analysis of transgenic plants containing these chimeric genes provided definitive proof that the chiA coding region is regulated by two distinct promoters (designated PA1 and PA2). We also showed that both promoters can function independently and that the chiA PA1 promoter is expressed in limb (epidermal and parenchyma cells), tube (inner epidermal and parenchyma cells), seed (seed coat, endosperm, and embryo), sepal, leaf, and stem. The use of chiA and chiB promoters in the regulation of anther- and pollen-specific gene expression has been studied. By analyzing transgenic plants containing chimeric genes consisting of chiA and B promoter fragments and the GUS reporter gene, we were able to identify a 0.44-kilobase chiA PA2 promoter fragment that drives pollen-specific gene expression and a 1.75-kilobase chiB PB promoter fragment that confers anther-specific (pollen and tapetum cells) expression to the GUS gene.
Description Country affiliation: Netherlands
Author Affiliation: van Tunen AJ ( Department of Genetics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.)
ISSN 10404651
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1990-05-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 1531298X
Journal THE PLANT CELL ONLINE
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 5


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus