Size Does Matter: Cre-mediated Somatic Deletion Efficiency Depends on the Distance Between the Target lox-Sites

Size Does Matter: Cre-mediated Somatic Deletion Efficiency Depends on the Distance Between the... Cre/lox recombination in vivo has become an important tool to induce chromosomal rearrangements like deletions. Using a combination of Ds transposition and Cre/lox recombination in two independent experiments on chromosomes 6 and 7 of tomato, two sets of somatic deletions up to a size of 200 kb were obtained. The efficiency of somatic deletion decreased with increasing deletion size. The largest germinally transmitted deletion had a size of only 55 kb. The results show that Cre-mediated deletion in somatic cells is less efficient when the lox sites are separated over larger distances. A further drop of the deletion efficiency after germinal transmission of the larger deletions can be explained by the probable loss of genes that are of vital importance to gametophyte function. Plasmid rescue of an 8.4 kb circularised deleted DNA showed that the Cre-mediated deletion takes place in tomato as expected. Since the circular Cre-deleted DNA could only be PCR amplified in plant cells where the deletion was not complete, the double-stranded DNA circle is assumed to be instable. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Size Does Matter: Cre-mediated Somatic Deletion Efficiency Depends on the Distance Between the Target lox-Sites

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/size-does-matter-cre-mediated-somatic-deletion-efficiency-depends-on-rZ08S0ubBv
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11103-005-7705-7
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Cre/lox recombination in vivo has become an important tool to induce chromosomal rearrangements like deletions. Using a combination of Ds transposition and Cre/lox recombination in two independent experiments on chromosomes 6 and 7 of tomato, two sets of somatic deletions up to a size of 200 kb were obtained. The efficiency of somatic deletion decreased with increasing deletion size. The largest germinally transmitted deletion had a size of only 55 kb. The results show that Cre-mediated deletion in somatic cells is less efficient when the lox sites are separated over larger distances. A further drop of the deletion efficiency after germinal transmission of the larger deletions can be explained by the probable loss of genes that are of vital importance to gametophyte function. Plasmid rescue of an 8.4 kb circularised deleted DNA showed that the Cre-mediated deletion takes place in tomato as expected. Since the circular Cre-deleted DNA could only be PCR amplified in plant cells where the deletion was not complete, the double-stranded DNA circle is assumed to be instable.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: May 23, 2005

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off