Experts and Doctors on plant genes in Switzerland


Locale: Switzerland
Topic: plant genes

Top Publications

  1. Brand L, Hörler M, Nüesch E, Vassalli S, Barrell P, Yang W, et al. A versatile and reliable two-component system for tissue-specific gene induction in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2006;141:1194-204 pubmed
    ..Results demonstrate that we can also induce mutant phenotypes using conditional ectopic gene expression. One of these mutant phenotypes could not have been identified using noninducible ectopic gene expression approaches. ..
  2. Wicker T, Buchmann J, Keller B. Patching gaps in plant genomes results in gene movement and erosion of colinearity. Genome Res. 2010;20:1229-37 pubmed publisher
    ..The observed frequency of gene movements can explain the erosion of gene colinearity between plant genomes during evolution. ..
  3. Shakya R, Sturm A. Characterization of source- and sink-specific sucrose/H+ symporters from carrot. Plant Physiol. 1998;118:1473-80 pubmed
  4. Santuari L, Pradervand S, Amiguet Vercher A, Thomas J, Dorcey E, Harshman K, et al. Substantial deletion overlap among divergent Arabidopsis genomes revealed by intersection of short reads and tiling arrays. Genome Biol. 2010;11:R4 pubmed publisher
    ..Interestingly, individual deletions were frequently observed in two or more of the accessions examined, suggesting that variation in gene content partly reflects a common history of deletion events. ..
  5. Stuurman J, Jäggi F, Kuhlemeier C. Shoot meristem maintenance is controlled by a GRAS-gene mediated signal from differentiating cells. Genes Dev. 2002;16:2213-8 pubmed
    ..This reveals a novel mechanism by which signals from differentiating tissues extrinsically control stem cell fate in the shoot apex. ..
  6. Pirie M, Humphreys A, Galley C, Barker N, Verboom G, Orlovich D, et al. A novel supermatrix approach improves resolution of phylogenetic relationships in a comprehensive sample of danthonioid grasses. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008;48:1106-19 pubmed publisher
  7. Cosio C, Dunand C. Transcriptome analysis of various flower and silique development stages indicates a set of class III peroxidase genes potentially involved in pod shattering in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:528 pubmed publisher
    ..The approach used in this study highlights key individual genes that merit further investigation. ..
  8. Galliot C, Hoballah M, Kuhlemeier C, Stuurman J. Genetics of flower size and nectar volume in Petunia pollination syndromes. Planta. 2006;225:203-12 pubmed
    ..They are likely to have evolved gradually through pollinator-mediated adaptation or reinforcement, and are not likely to have been primary factors in early steps of pollinator isolation of P. axillaris and P. integrifolia. ..
  9. Revenkova E, Masson J, Koncz C, Afsar K, Jakovleva L, Paszkowski J. Involvement of Arabidopsis thaliana ribosomal protein S27 in mRNA degradation triggered by genotoxic stress. EMBO J. 1999;18:490-9 pubmed
    ..Therefore, we propose that the ARS27A protein is dispensable for protein synthesis under standard conditions but is required for the elimination of possibly damaged mRNA after UV irradiation. ..

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  1. Danon A, Coll N, Apel K. Cryptochrome-1-dependent execution of programmed cell death induced by singlet oxygen in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:17036-41 pubmed
    ..The singlet oxygen-mediated and cryptochrome-dependent cell death response differs in several ways from PCD triggered by hydrogen peroxide/superoxide. ..
  2. Bouveret R, Schonrock N, Gruissem W, Hennig L. Regulation of flowering time by Arabidopsis MSI1. Development. 2006;133:1693-702 pubmed
    ..Together, the control of flowering time depends on epigenetic mechanisms for the correct expression of not only the floral repressor FLC, but also the floral activator SOC1. ..
  3. Srichumpa P, Brunner S, Keller B, Yahiaoui N. Allelic series of four powdery mildew resistance genes at the Pm3 locus in hexaploid bread wheat. Plant Physiol. 2005;139:885-95 pubmed publisher
  4. Spillane C, Schmid K, Laoueillé Duprat S, Pien S, Escobar Restrepo J, Baroux C, et al. Positive darwinian selection at the imprinted MEDEA locus in plants. Nature. 2007;448:349-52 pubmed
    ..The evolution of MEA suggests a late origin of genomic imprinting within the Brassicaceae, whereas imprinting is thought to have originated early within the mammalian lineage. ..
  5. Ribot C, Zimmerli C, Farmer E, Reymond P, Poirier Y. Induction of the Arabidopsis PHO1;H10 gene by 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid but not jasmonic acid via a CORONATINE INSENSITIVE1-dependent pathway. Plant Physiol. 2008;147:696-706 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the implication of the ABA pathway in coregulating AtPHO1;H10 expression is dependent on the abiotic stress applied, being weak under wounding but strong upon dehydration. ..
  6. Ton J, Mauch Mani B. Beta-amino-butyric acid-induced resistance against necrotrophic pathogens is based on ABA-dependent priming for callose. Plant J. 2004;38:119-30 pubmed
    ..Hence, BABA-induced resistance against necrotrophic pathogens is based on primed callose accumulation, which is controlled by an ABA-dependent defence pathway...
  7. Gugerli F, Sperisen C, Buchler U, Brunner I, Brodbeck S, Palmer J, et al. The evolutionary split of Pinaceae from other conifers: evidence from an intron loss and a multigene phylogeny. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2001;21:167-75 pubmed
    ..The Gnetales were sister to Pinaceae, in agreement with the conclusion from other recent molecular phylogenetic studies that refute the anthophyte hypothesis...
  8. Müller Schärer H, Fischer M. Genetic structure of the annual weed Senecio vulgaris in relation to habitat type and population size. Mol Ecol. 2001;10:17-28 pubmed
    ..This suggests that compensation areas were colonized from adjacent corn fields, in which there has been selection for herbicide resistance. We discuss the implications of our results for the biological control of S. vulgaris...
  9. Hemmings Mieszczak M, Hohn T, Preiss T. Termination and peptide release at the upstream open reading frame are required for downstream translation on synthetic shunt-competent mRNA leaders. Mol Cell Biol. 2000;20:6212-23 pubmed
    ..Within the above constraints, uORF-dependent shunting is quite tolerant of uORF and stem sequences and operates in systems as diverse as plants and fungi. ..
  10. Galli P, Patocchi A, Broggini G, Gessler C. The Rvi15 (Vr2) apple scab resistance locus contains three TIR-NBS-LRR genes. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2010;23:608-17 pubmed publisher
    ..6-kb sequence revealed the presence of three putative genes characterized by a Toll and mammalian interleukin-1 receptor protein nucleotide-binding site leucine-rich repeat structure. All three genes were found to be transcribed. ..
  11. Schweizer P, Christoffel A, Dudler R. Transient expression of members of the germin-like gene family in epidermal cells of wheat confers disease resistance. Plant J. 1999;20:541-52 pubmed
    ..Thus, germin and GLPs may play a structural role in cell-wall re-enforcement during pathogen attack...
  12. Nawrath C, Metraux J. Salicylic acid induction-deficient mutants of Arabidopsis express PR-2 and PR-5 and accumulate high levels of camalexin after pathogen inoculation. Plant Cell. 1999;11:1393-404 pubmed
    ..One of the mutants is allelic to eds5 (for enhanced disease susceptibility), whereas the other mutant has not been described previously. ..
  13. Schauer S, Schlüter P, Baskar R, Gheyselinck J, Bolaños A, Curtis M, et al. Intronic regulatory elements determine the divergent expression patterns of AGAMOUS-LIKE6 subfamily members in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2009;59:987-1000 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these results suggest that AGL6 and AGL13 show signs of subfunctionalization, with divergent expression patterns, regulatory sequences and possibly functions. ..
  14. Goepfert S, Vidoudez C, Tellgren Roth C, Delessert S, Hiltunen J, Poirier Y. Peroxisomal Delta(3),Delta(2)-enoyl CoA isomerases and evolution of cytosolic paralogues in embryophytes. Plant J. 2008;56:728-42 pubmed publisher
  15. Shimizu Inatsugi R, Lihová J, Iwanaga H, Kudoh H, Marhold K, Savolainen O, et al. The allopolyploid Arabidopsis kamchatica originated from multiple individuals of Arabidopsis lyrata and Arabidopsis halleri. Mol Ecol. 2009;18:4024-48 pubmed publisher
    ..The haplotypes of low-copy nuclear genes in Japan suggest independent polyploidization events rather than introgression. Our findings suggest that self-compatibility and gene silencing occurred independently in different origins...
  16. Venail J, Dell Olivo A, Kuhlemeier C. Speciation genes in the genus Petunia. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2010;365:461-8 pubmed publisher
    ..However, in those cases that flowers with long tubes were chosen, the animals fed for equal time. Thus, the perception of tube length may help the moths, early on, to avoid those plants that are more difficult to handle. ..
  17. Lee K, Kim C, Landgraf F, Apel K. EXECUTER1- and EXECUTER2-dependent transfer of stress-related signals from the plastid to the nucleus of Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:10270-5 pubmed
    ..Retrograde control of (1)O2-responsive genes requires the concerted action of both EXECUTER proteins within the plastid compartment. ..
  18. Kessler S, Shimosato Asano H, Keinath N, Wuest S, Ingram G, Panstruga R, et al. Conserved molecular components for pollen tube reception and fungal invasion. Science. 2010;330:968-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Homozygous fer mutants also display PM resistance, revealing a new function for FER and suggesting that conserved components, such as FER and distinct MLO proteins, are involved in both PT reception and PM infection. ..
  19. Pooggin M, Ryabova L, He X, Fütterer J, Hohn T. Mechanism of ribosome shunting in Rice tungro bacilliform pararetrovirus. RNA. 2006;12:841-50 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that the mechanism of ribosome shunting is evolutionary conserved in plant pararetroviruses...
  20. Meichtry J, Amrhein N, Schaller A. Characterization of the subtilase gene family in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Plant Mol Biol. 1999;39:749-60 pubmed
    ..At least one of the subtilases was found to be expressed in each organ analysed. Structural features evident from deduced amino acid sequences are discussed with reference to the related mammalian proprotein convertases. ..
  21. Silljé H, Takahashi K, Tanaka K, Van Houwe G, Nigg E. Mammalian homologues of the plant Tousled gene code for cell-cycle-regulated kinases with maximal activities linked to ongoing DNA replication. EMBO J. 1999;18:5691-702 pubmed
    ..These findings provide the first biochemical clues as to the possible molecular functions of Tlks, a highly conserved family of kinases implicated in the development of multicellular organisms. ..
  22. Koprivova A, Suter M, den Camp R, Brunold C, Kopriva S. Regulation of sulfate assimilation by nitrogen in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2000;122:737-46 pubmed
    ..Our data demonstrate that sulfate reduction is regulated by nitrogen nutrition at the transcriptional level and that OAS plays a major role in this regulation. ..
  23. Rausch C, Zimmermann P, Amrhein N, Bucher M. Expression analysis suggests novel roles for the plastidic phosphate transporter Pht2;1 in auto- and heterotrophic tissues in potato and Arabidopsis. Plant J. 2004;39:13-28 pubmed publisher
    ..These data give clues about the possible biological function of Pht2;1 and shed light on the complex web of interactions in which Pht2;1 could play a role...
  24. Moire L, Rezzonico E, Goepfert S, Poirier Y. Impact of unusual fatty acid synthesis on futile cycling through beta-oxidation and on gene expression in transgenic plants. Plant Physiol. 2004;134:432-42 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that analysis of peroxisomal PHA is a better indicator of the flux of fatty acid through beta-oxidation than the expression profile of genes involved in lipid metabolism...
  25. Brunner S, Keller B, Feuillet C. A large rearrangement involving genes and low-copy DNA interrupts the microcollinearity between rice and barley at the Rph7 locus. Genetics. 2003;164:673-83 pubmed
    ..The size difference is due mainly to the presence of six additional genes as well as noncoding low-copy sequences. Our data suggest that a major rearrangement occurred in this region since the Triticeae and rice lineage diverged...
  26. Hauser F, Strassner J, Schaller A. Cloning, expression, and characterization of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) aminopeptidase P. J Biol Chem. 2001;276:31732-7 pubmed
    ..Chelating agents and thiol-modifying reagents inhibited the enzyme. The data are consistent with LeAPP2 being a Mn(II)-dependent metalloprotease. This is the first characterization of a plant aminopeptidase P. ..
  27. Aeschbacher R, M Ller J, Boller T, Wiemken A. Purification of the trehalase GMTRE1 from soybean nodules and cloning of its cDNA. GMTRE1 is expressed at a low level in multiple tissues. Plant Physiol. 1999;119:489-96 pubmed
    ..The amino acid sequence derived from the open reading frame of GMTRE1 shows strong homology to known trehalases from bacteria, fungi, and animals. GMTRE1 is a single-copy gene and is expressed at a low but constant level in many tissues...
  28. Tsuchimatsu T, Suwabe K, Shimizu Inatsugi R, Isokawa S, Pavlidis P, Stadler T, et al. Evolution of self-compatibility in Arabidopsis by a mutation in the male specificity gene. Nature. 2010;464:1342-6 pubmed publisher
  29. Secco D, Baumann A, Poirier Y. Characterization of the rice PHO1 gene family reveals a key role for OsPHO1;2 in phosphate homeostasis and the evolution of a distinct clade in dicotyledons. Plant Physiol. 2010;152:1693-704 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, phylogenetic analysis of PHO1 homologs in monocotyledons and dicotyledons revealed the emergence of a distinct clade of PHO1 genes in dicotyledons, which include members having roles other than long-distance Pi transport. ..
  30. van Kleunen M, Fischer M, Schmid B. Experimental life-history evolution: selection on the allocation to sexual reproduction and its plasticity in a clonal plant. Evolution. 2002;56:2168-77 pubmed
    ..Moreover, our results demonstrate strong genetic correlations between allocation to sexual reproduction and other clonal life-history characteristics...
  31. Steiner C, Bauer J, Amrhein N, Bucher M. Two novel genes are differentially expressed during early germination of the male gametophyte of Nicotiana tabacum. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2003;1625:123-33 pubmed
    ..The data indicate differential regulation of mRNA concentrations during pollen germination and suggest a function of Mads1;11 protein in regulating gene expression during early pollen tube growth...
  32. Christinet L, Burdet F, Zaiko M, Hinz U, Zr d J. Characterization and functional identification of a novel plant 4,5-extradiol dioxygenase involved in betalain pigment biosynthesis in Portulaca grandiflora. Plant Physiol. 2004;134:265-74 pubmed publisher
    ..These homologs are part of a novel conserved plant gene family probably involved in aromatic compound metabolism...
  33. Frelet Barrand A, Kolukisaoglu H, Plaza S, Rüffer M, Azevedo L, Hortensteiner S, et al. Comparative mutant analysis of Arabidopsis ABCC-type ABC transporters: AtMRP2 contributes to detoxification, vacuolar organic anion transport and chlorophyll degradation. Plant Cell Physiol. 2008;49:557-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Vacuolar uptake studies demonstrated that transport of typical MRP substrates was reduced in atmrp2. We conclude that within clade I, only AtMRP2 contributes significantly to overall organic anion pump activity in vivo...
  34. Lorrain S, Allen T, Duek P, Whitelam G, Fankhauser C. Phytochrome-mediated inhibition of shade avoidance involves degradation of growth-promoting bHLH transcription factors. Plant J. 2008;53:312-23 pubmed
    ..Consistent with this idea, the constitutive shade-avoidance phenotype of phyB mutants partially reverts in the absence of PIF4 and PIF5. ..
  35. Yan Y, Stolz S, Chételat A, Reymond P, Pagni M, Dubugnon L, et al. A downstream mediator in the growth repression limb of the jasmonate pathway. Plant Cell. 2007;19:2470-83 pubmed
    ..Both forms of JAS1 were found to localize to the nucleus in transient expression assays. Physiological tests of growth responses after wounding were consistent with the fact that JAS1 is a repressor of JA-regulated growth retardation. ..
  36. Escobar Restrepo J, Huck N, Kessler S, Gagliardini V, Gheyselinck J, Yang W, et al. The FERONIA receptor-like kinase mediates male-female interactions during pollen tube reception. Science. 2007;317:656-60 pubmed
    ..Our findings show that the female control of pollen tube reception is based on a FER-dependent signaling pathway, which may play a role in reproductive isolation barriers. ..
  37. Wagner D, Przybyla D, Op den Camp R, Kim C, Landgraf F, Lee K, et al. The genetic basis of singlet oxygen-induced stress responses of Arabidopsis thaliana. Science. 2004;306:1183-5 pubmed
    ..Instead, seedling lethality and growth inhibition of mature plants result from genetic programs that are activated after the release of singlet oxygen has been perceived by the plant. ..