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Record number 407292
Title Agrobacterial rol genes modify thermodynamic and structural properties of starch in microtubers of transgenic potato
Author(s) Aksenova, N.P.; Wasserman, L.A.; Sergeeva, L.I.; Konstantinova, T.N.; Golyanovskaya, S.A.; Krivandin, A.V.; Plashchina, I.G.; Blaszczak, W.; Fornal, J.; Romanov, G.A.
Source Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 57 (2010)5. - ISSN 1021-4437 - p. 656 - 663.
Department(s) Laboratory of Plant Physiology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) plants - tubers - expression - growth - dna
Abstract Wild-type (WT) plants of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and their transgenic forms carrying agrobacterial genes rolB or rolC under the control of B33 class I patatin promoter were cultured in vitro on MS medium with 2% sucrose in a controlled-climate chamber at 16-h illumination and 22A degrees C. These plants were used as a source of single-node stem cuttings, which were cultured in darkness on the same medium supplemented with 8% sucrose. The tubers formed on them were used for determination of the structure of native starch using the methods of differential scanning microcalorimetry (DSC), X-ray scattering, and scanning electron microscopy. It was found that, in starch from the tubers of rolB-plants, the temperature of crystalline lamella melting was lower and their thickness was less than in WT potato. In tubers of rolC plants, starch differed from starch in WT plants by a higher melting temperature, considerably reduced melting enthalpy, and a greater thickness of crystalline lamellae. Deconvolution of DSC thermogram makes it possible to interpret the melting of starch from the tubers of rolC plants as the melting of two independent crystalline structures with melting temperatures of 65.0 and 69.8A degrees C. Electron microscopic examination confirmed the earlier obtained data indicating that, in the tubers of rolC plants, starch granules are smaller and in the tubers of rolB plants larger than in WT plants. Possible ways of influence of rol transgenes on structural properties of starch in amyloplasts of potato tubers are discussed
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