Characterization of the regulatory elements of the maize P-rr gene by transient expression assays

Characterization of the regulatory elements of the maize P-rr gene by transient expression assays The maize P-rr gene conditions floral-specific flavonoid pigmentation, especially in the kernel pericarp and cob. We analyzed the P-rr promoter by transient expression assays, in which segments of the P-rr promoter were fused to the GUS reporter gene and introduced into maize cells by particle bombardment. A basal P-rr promoter fragment (−235 to +326) gave low, but significant, levels of GUS reporter gene expression. Interestingly, two widely spaced segments containing enhancer-like activity were found. When tested individually, both the proximal (−1252 to −236) and distal (−6110 to −4842) segments boosted expression of the basal P-rr promoter::GUS construct about five-fold. A 1.6 kb segment of the P-rr promoter (−1252 to +326) containing the proximal enhancer and the 5′-untranslated leader driving the GUS reporter gene showed preferential expression in BMS and embryogenic suspension cell cultures vs. endosperm-derived suspension cell cultures. These results demonstrate the application of transient assay techniques for the identification of regulatory elements responsible for floral-specific regulation of the complex P-rr gene promoter in maize. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Characterization of the regulatory elements of the maize P-rr gene by transient expression assays

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Copyright © 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
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1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1006172815663
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