Genomes and Genes
Jim M Dunwell
Affiliation: University of Reading
- Haploids in flowering plants: origins and exploitationJim M Dunwell
School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, UK
Plant Biotechnol J 8:377-424. 2010..It will also focus on how molecular methods have been used recently to explore some of the underlying aspects of this fascinating developmental phenomenon...
- Transgenic approaches to crop improvementJ M Dunwell
School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, UK
J Exp Bot 51:487-96. 2000..The review also discusses the time scale for the introduction of these transgenes into breeding populations and their eventual release as new varieties...
- Evolution of functional diversity in the cupin superfamilyJ M Dunwell
School of Plant Sciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, RG6 6AS, Reading, UK
Trends Biochem Sci 26:740-6. 2001..This review discusses the advantages of this particular scaffold and provides an evolutionary analysis of 18 different subclasses within the cupin superfamily...
- 100 years on: a century of geneticsJim M Dunwell
School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AS, UK
Nat Rev Genet 8:231-5. 2007..Despite this deprivation, they established the foundations of an ongoing revolution, with huge academic and commercial consequences that we can recognize today in the shape of genomics and its application to biomedicine...
- Phylogeny, function, and evolution of the cupins, a structurally conserved, functionally diverse superfamily of proteinsS Khuri
School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, England
Mol Biol Evol 18:593-605. 2001..The type of structure-based predictive analysis presented in this paper is an important approach for understanding gene function and evolution in an era when genomes from a wide range of organisms are being sequenced at a rapid rate...
- Sequence analysis of the cupin gene family in Synechocystis PCC6803J M Dunwell
Department of Agricultural Botany, School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, UK
Microb Comp Genomics 3:141-8. 1998..Additionally, there is a duplicated, two-domain protein that has close similarity to an oxalate decarboxylase from the fungus Collybia velutipes and that is a putative progenitor of the storage proteins of land plants...
- Microbial relatives of the seed storage proteins of higher plants: conservation of structure and diversification of function during evolution of the cupin superfamilyJ M Dunwell
School of Plant Sciences, The University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 64:153-79. 2000..Particular emphasis is also given to the oxalate-degrading enzymes from microbes, their biological significance, and their value in a range of medical and other applications...
- Transgenic crops: the current and next generationsJim M Dunwell
Department of Agricultural Botany, School of Plant Science, The University of Reading, UK
Methods Mol Biol 286:377-98. 2005..g., food quality) characteristics. Among the former group are new methods of improving stress resistance, and among the latter are many examples of producing pharmaceutical compounds in plants...
- Cupins: the most functionally diverse protein superfamily?Jim M Dunwell
The Biocentre, School of Plant Sciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AS, UK
Phytochemistry 65:7-17. 2004..This review discusses the range of structures and functions found in this most diverse of superfamilies...
- Production of haploids and doubled haploids in oil palmJim M Dunwell
School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AS, UK
BMC Plant Biol 10:218. 2010..This maximum could be approached with the introduction of elite F1 varieties. The development of such elite lines has thus far been prevented by difficulties in generating homozygous parental types for F1 generation...
- Analysis of wheat SAGE tags reveals evidence for widespread antisense transcriptionRebecca L Poole
School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
BMC Genomics 9:475. 2008..Hence we have developed and utilised novel procedures to characterise, in detail, SAGE tags generated from the whole grain transcriptome of hexaploid wheat...
- Transgenic wheat, barley and oats: future prospectsJim M Dunwell
School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, UK
Methods Mol Biol 478:333-45. 2009..This analysis includes agronomic traits and also discusses opportunities in expanding areas such as biofuels and biopharming...
- Transcriptome analysis and crop improvement (a review)J M Dunwell
School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AS
Biol Res 34:153-64. 2001..This review deals with techniques that allow the identification and characterization of differentially-expressed genes and the use of molecular pathway information to produce transgenic plants...
- A heterologous expression system for bovine lens transmembrane main intrinsic protein (MIP) in Nicotiana tabacum plantsO S de Peyer
Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, School of Animal and Microbial Sciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire, UK
Mol Vis 5:23. 1999..A number of benefits of this system for the study of MIP will be discussed, and also its application as a tool for the study of heterologously expressed proteins in general...
- Rational conversion of substrate and product specificity in a Salvia monoterpene synthase: structural insights into the evolution of terpene synthase functionSotirios C Kampranis
Department of Natural Products and Biotechnology, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Plant Cell 19:1994-2005. 2007....