Intron-mediated gusA expression in tritordeum and wheat resulting from particle bombardment

Salgueiro, Sancha and Pignocchi, Cristina and Parry, M. A J (2000) Intron-mediated gusA expression in tritordeum and wheat resulting from particle bombardment. Plant Molecular Biology, 42 (4). pp. 615-622. ISSN 0167-4412

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Abstract

The promoterless maize ubiquitin first exon and intron fragment can drive gusA expression in immature tritordeum inflorescences and immature wheat scutella. In fluorescence assays, this fragment induces gusA expression in tritordeum inflorescences to 50 times higher than background. The activity of the complete promoter, exon and intron cassette was up to 20 000-fold higher than background but the maize ubiquitin promoter in isolation had very low activity. A construct with the maize alcohol dehydrogenase first exon and intron had low activity, visible in histochemical assays. Both intron sequences have promoter-like features and in the ubiquitin intron there is a sequence homologous to the opaque-2-binding box. We suggest that the combination of these elements may explain the promoter activity detected in these introns.

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Plant Molecular Biology
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21 Oct 2015 05:03
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