The restorer Rfo gene acts post-translationally on the stability of theORF138 Ogura CMS-associated protein in reproductive tissues of rapeseed cybrids

The restorer Rfo gene acts post-translationally on the stability of theORF138 Ogura... This paper describes the analysis of the effect of the restorer gene Rfo on the expression of the ORF138 protein associated with Ogura cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) which has been engineered in rapeseed by protoplast fusion. We show that the presence of the Rfo gene in the genome of the plants decreases the amount of ORF138 protein in floral buds, this effect being the most dramatic in anthers at the stage of development when the sterile phenotype is normally expressed. However, the amount of orf138 transcripts is not affected by the Rfo gene in the same organs at the same stages. Total polysome analyses of buds and anthers show that the orf138 transcripts are translated with the same efficiency in sterile and restored plants. From these results we infer that the Rfo gene product acts on the post-translational stability of the ORF138 protein, leading to a decrease in the accumulation of the protein and a restoration of fertility. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

The restorer Rfo gene acts post-translationally on the stability of theORF138 Ogura CMS-associated protein in reproductive tissues of rapeseed cybrids

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1006223908044
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Abstract

This paper describes the analysis of the effect of the restorer gene Rfo on the expression of the ORF138 protein associated with Ogura cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) which has been engineered in rapeseed by protoplast fusion. We show that the presence of the Rfo gene in the genome of the plants decreases the amount of ORF138 protein in floral buds, this effect being the most dramatic in anthers at the stage of development when the sterile phenotype is normally expressed. However, the amount of orf138 transcripts is not affected by the Rfo gene in the same organs at the same stages. Total polysome analyses of buds and anthers show that the orf138 transcripts are translated with the same efficiency in sterile and restored plants. From these results we infer that the Rfo gene product acts on the post-translational stability of the ORF138 protein, leading to a decrease in the accumulation of the protein and a restoration of fertility.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 19, 2004

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