Advances in Gene Technology: Molecular Genetics of Plants and Animals

Advances in Gene Technology: Molecular Genetics of Plants and Animals

1st Edition - December 1, 1983

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  • Editors: Kathleen Downey, Richard W. Voellmy, Fazal Ahmad
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483100029

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Advances in Gene Technology: Molecular Genetics of Plants and Animals contains the proceedings of the Miami Winter Symposium held in January 1983 in Miami, Florida. The papers explore advances in the molecular genetics of plants and animals and cover a wide range of topics such as genetic manipulation of plants; plant cell cultures, regeneration, and somatic cell fusion; and nitrogen fixation. Practical applications of gene technology with plants are also discussed. Comprised of 84 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of how plants manufacture from carbon dioxide and water all of their substances, paying particular attention to the path of carbon in photosynthesis. The organization of the plant genome is then considered, along with techniques for cell culture, regeneration, and somatic cell fusion; vector systems; and nitrogen fixation. Some chapters focus on gene transfer by protoplast fusion; somatic cell genetic systems in corn; regulation of transcription of the nitrogen fixation operons; and leghemoglobin and nodulin genes of soybean. The final section is devoted to practical applications of gene technology to plants and to technology frontiers in animal biology, in particular embryonic development and vaccines and diagnostic methods for animal diseases. This book should be of value to molecular geneticists.

Table of Contents

  • Speakers and Discussants


    The Fourteenth Lynen Lecture

    The Path of Carbon: From Stratosphere to Cell

    I. Genetic Manipulation of Plants

    Organization of the Plant Genome

    Current Developments in the Transformation of Plants

    Higher Plant Genome Structure and the Dynamics of Genome Evolution

    The Structure of Maize Plastid Genes and Their Transcription in Vitro

    Chlamydomonas reinhardii: A Model System for Studying the Biosynthesis of the Photosynthetic Apparatus

    Plant Cell Cultures, Regeneration, Somatic Cell Fusion

    New Plant Variants and Hybrids from Somatic Cells

    Gene Transfer by Protoplast Fusion

    Hybridization of Somatic Plant Cells and Genetic Analysis

    Somatic Cell Genetic Systems in Corn

    Vector Systems

    Mini-Ti Plasmid and a Chimeric Gene Construct: New Approaches to Plant Gene Vector Construction

    Plant Actin Is Encoded by Diverse M ultigene Families

    Ti Plasmids as Experimental Gene Vectors for Plants

    Use of a Chimeric Gene to Confer Antibiotic Resistance to Plant Cells

    Nitrogen Fixation

    Regulation of Transcription of the Nitrogen Fixation Operons

    Agrobacterium Containing Cloned Rhizobium meliloti Nodulation Genes Forms Ineffective Nodules on Alfalfa

    Leghemoglobin and Nodulin Genes of Soybean: Organization and Expression

    Practical Applications of Gene Technology with Plants

    Chloroplast-Encoded Herbicide Resistance

    Enhancement of Net Photosynthesis by Genetic Manipulation of Photorespiration and RuBP Carboxylase/Oxygenise

    Gene Transfer in Maize: Controlling Elements and the Alcohol Dehydrogenase Genes

    Selective Procedures for the Mass Culture of Blue-Green Algae in the Desert

    Some Characteristics of Inoculum for the Mass Culture of a Halophilic, Thermophilic Strain of Synechococcus elongatus

    Genes for Storage Proteins

    The Phaseolin Family of Seed Protein Genes: Sequences and Properties

    Molecular Structure and Expression of Maize Zein Genes

    The Use of Genetically Engineered Strains of Escherichia coli for the Overproduction of Free Amino Acids: Proline as a Model System

    II. Biotechnology Frontiers in Animal Biology

    Embryonic Development

    Gene Manipulation and Gene Transfer into Culture Cells

    Changing the Genes of Mice

    Somatic Cell Genetic Analysis of Genes Controlling Antigenic Molecules of the Cell Surface

    Vaccines and Diagnostic Methods for Animal Diseases

    Structural Analysis of Porcine Parvovirus

    Recognition of Antigenic Variants of Rabies Virus by Monoclonal Antibodies

    Rabies Subunit Vaccines

    Biosynthetic Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease

    The Efficacy of Bioengineered Anti-Toxins and Vaccines for Animal Health Care

    Panel Session: Horizons in Agricultural Research

    Free Communications

    Chloroplast DNA Variation in Lupinus texensis (The Texas Bluebonnet)

    Glycolate Metabolism and Excretion by Wild-Type Chlorella sorokiniana and a Mutant Resistant to Extremely High Oxygen Tensions

    Protoplast Isolation in the Agar-Producing Seaweed Gracilaria tikvahiae

    Molecular Analysis of Genomic Stability in Tissue Cultured Cells of Maize

    Effect of Dietary Copper Deficiency on Microsomal Membrane Phosphatidylcholine Biosynthesis in the Rat

    Variation of Organelle DNA in the Genus Daucus

    Chloroplast Segregation in Somatic Hybrids between Species of the Genus Nicotiana

    Rapid Flow Cytometric Analysis of Nuclear DNA Levels in Higher Plants

    Pathways of Protein Synthesis, Processing, and Deposition in Barley Endosperm

    Plastome Segregation in Regenerants after Protoplast Fusion of Atrazine Resistant Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) Sensitive S. tuberosum (Potato)

    Linear and “Lasso-like” Structures of Mitochondrial DNA From Pennisetum typhoides

    Nonradioactive Detection of Complementary DNA Sequences in Southern Transfers and Dot Blots

    Identification of Sequences in the Maize Plastid Genome Homologous to those of the E. coli Alpha BF1 Subunit

    Chloroplast DNA Recombination in Interspecific Hybrids of Chlamydomonas: Linkage between Non-Mendelian Genetic Markers and Specific Chloroplast DNA Restriction Fragments

    Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies Can Recognize Naturally Occurring Empty Capsids in Immune Electron Microscopy

    Host Plant Genotype Effects on Hydrogen Evolution by Rhizobium leguminosarum

    A Diverse Multigene Family Encodes the Small Subunit of Ribulose-1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase in Soybean

    Plasmid Transformation Vectors for Cloning in Blue-Green Algae

    Transcriptional Control of Parsley Cell Culture Genes

    Multiple Viral Specific Transcripts from the Genome of Cauliflower Mosaic Virus

    Light Regulation of Levels of Malic Enzyme Precursor mRNA in Maize Leaves

    A Bacterial-Mitochondria) “Shuttle Vector” for Cloning in Pro- and Eukaryotes

    Light-Stimulated Transcription of Zea mays Chloroplast DNA

    Characterization of a DNA-Binding Protein from Anabaena

    Identification of nif Gene Promoter Regions in Anabaena

    Associative Grass-Bacteria N2-Fixation Systems

    Identification of the Soybean Mitochondrial Gene Coding for Cytochrome b

    Expression in E. coli and B. subtilis of N. otophora and Chlamydomonas Chloroplast DNA Sequences Coding for the Large Subunit of RuBP Carboxylase

    The Genetic Transformation of Higher Plants by Agrobacterium rhizogenes: Structure and Function of the Ri T-DNA

    Analysis of in Vitro Mutants of Cauliflower Mosaic Virus

    High Performance Liquid Chromatography Purification of Nucleic Acids

    In Vitro Transformation of Petunia by Co-Cultivation with Agrobacterium tumefaciens

    Expression of a Synthetic Human Proinsulin Gene in the Yeast S. cerevisiae

    Primary and Proposed Secondary Structures for 18S rRNA from Soybean Determined from the Nucleotide Sequence of Cloned rDNA

    Formation in HeLa Cell Extract of RNA Polymerise II Runoff Transcripts Containing Unmodified 5'-Termini

    tRNA Splicing Proceeds by Distinct Ligation Pathways in Extracts of Plant and Animal Cells

    Analysis of the Alcohol Dehydrogenase System of Arabidopsis thaliana and Its Potentialities for Transformation

    Induction of Embryogenesis and Plant Development from Carrot Callus Culture in the Presence of 2,4-D

    Tissue Specific Expression of the β-Subunit of Conglycinin during Soybean Seed Development

    Oat Globulin and Pea Legumin Are Homologous Proteins

    Purification and Characterization of Corn Glutathione S-Transferase

    Purification and Cloning of mRNA for Ricin and Ricinus communis Agglutinin Subunits

    Analysis of Rabbit β-Globin Gene Transcripts during Development

    Temporal Synthesis of Mitochondrial DNA in Maize Cell Suspension Cultures

    Cloning of Mouse Type IV Procollagen

    Regulation of Gene Expression: Auxin-Responsive mRNAs of Soybean Hypocotyl

    Preferential Transcription of S-1 and S-2 Sequences by Maize RNA Polymerase II

    Isolation by Lytic Complementation of a Gene Encoding an Amino Transferase in the Lysine Biosynthetic Pathway

    Construction of an IR54 Rice Gene Library

    Comparative Electrophoretic Analysis towards Both Anode and Cathode Directions of the Peroxidase Isozymes in the Wa-Type Male-Sterile Systems of Oryza sativa subsp. indica

    The Structure of Soybean Lectin Genes and an Insertion Sequence

    Index of Authors

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 428
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: December 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483100029

About the Editors

Kathleen Downey

Richard W. Voellmy

Fazal Ahmad

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