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Engineering Variegated Floral Patterns in Tobacco Plants Using the Arabidopsis Transposable Element <i>Tag1</i>

Dong Liu, Mary Galli and Nigel M. Crawford

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 42, issue 4, pages 419-423
Published in print April 2001 | ISSN: 0032-0781
Published online April 2001 | e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pce053
Engineering Variegated Floral Patterns in Tobacco Plants Using the
Arabidopsis Transposable Element
Tag1

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Variegated flower phenotypes were generated using the Arabidopsis transposon Tag1 and the maize R regulatory gene. Tag1 was inserted between the CaMV 35S promoter and the maize R gene and transformed into tobacco plants. In half of the transgenic plants, variegated flower patterns were observed. Each line had a different pattern, with varying intensities with three lines showing only tiny sectors indicative of late excision and one showing large sectors indicative of earlier excision.

Keywords: Key words: Arabidopsis thaliana — Maize R gene — Transgenic tobacco plants — Transposable element Tag1 — Variegated flower pattern.; Abbreviations: CaMV, cauliflower mosaic virus; CHS, chalcone synthase; DHFR, dihydroflavonol reductase.

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Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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