Generation of T-DNA Tagging Lines with a Bidirectional Gene Trap Vector and the Establishment of an Insertion-Site Database

Generation of T-DNA Tagging Lines with a Bidirectional Gene Trap Vector and the Establishment of... We have developed a binary T-DNA vector, pGA2717, that contains the promoter-less β-glucuronidase (gus) gene adjacent to the right border and the promoter-less green fluorescence protein (gfp) gene next to the left border of the T-DNA. Therefore, inserting T-DNA into a gene can result in the activation of either gus or gfp. A total of 12 169 T-DNA insertional lines of japonica rice were generated using this binary vector. Out of 3140 lines examined, 0.5% of their mature seeds and 2.0% of the 3-day-old etiolated seedlings were GFP-positive. However, GUS assays of the same materials resulted in the identification of 151 (4.8%) GUS-positive lines. Using DNA gel blot and reverse transcription (RT)-PCR analyses, we confirmed that the GFP-positive lines were a true indication of gene trapping. A fusion transcript was also obtained between gfp and the trapped gene. We isolated 990 genomic sequences flanking T-DNA from our analysis of 2099 transgenic plants. Among the insertions, 625 T-DNAs were integrated into genic regions; 361 were located in intergenic regions. These tagging lines will be valuable in trapping and studying various genes for their expression patterns, as well as providing a useful tool for genetic approaches. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Generation of T-DNA Tagging Lines with a Bidirectional Gene Trap Vector and the Establishment of an Insertion-Site Database

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1023/B:PLAN.0000038257.93381.05
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Abstract

We have developed a binary T-DNA vector, pGA2717, that contains the promoter-less β-glucuronidase (gus) gene adjacent to the right border and the promoter-less green fluorescence protein (gfp) gene next to the left border of the T-DNA. Therefore, inserting T-DNA into a gene can result in the activation of either gus or gfp. A total of 12 169 T-DNA insertional lines of japonica rice were generated using this binary vector. Out of 3140 lines examined, 0.5% of their mature seeds and 2.0% of the 3-day-old etiolated seedlings were GFP-positive. However, GUS assays of the same materials resulted in the identification of 151 (4.8%) GUS-positive lines. Using DNA gel blot and reverse transcription (RT)-PCR analyses, we confirmed that the GFP-positive lines were a true indication of gene trapping. A fusion transcript was also obtained between gfp and the trapped gene. We isolated 990 genomic sequences flanking T-DNA from our analysis of 2099 transgenic plants. Among the insertions, 625 T-DNAs were integrated into genic regions; 361 were located in intergenic regions. These tagging lines will be valuable in trapping and studying various genes for their expression patterns, as well as providing a useful tool for genetic approaches.

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Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 10, 2004

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