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Record number 326975
Title Low frequency of T-DNA based activation tagging in Arabidopsis is correlated with methylation of CaMV 35S enhancer sequences
Author(s) Chalfun-Junior, A.; Mes, J.J.; Mlynarova, L.; Aarts, M.G.M.; Angenent, G.C.
Source FEBS Letters 555 (2003)3. - ISSN 0014-5793 - p. 459 - 463.
Department(s) PRI Bioscience
AFSG Quality in Chains
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Laboratory of Genetics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2003
Keyword(s) double-stranded-rna - gene - plants - inheritance - thaliana - transgenes - growth
Abstract A powerful system to create gain-of-function mutants in plants is activation tagging using T-DNA based vehicles to introduce transcriptional enhancer sequences. Large Arabidopsis populations of individual plants carrying a quadruple cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) 35S enhancer are frequently used for mutant screenings, however the frequency of morphological mutants remains very low. To clarify this low frequency we analyzed a subset of lines generated by this method. The correlation between the number of T-DNA insertion sites, the methylation status of the 35S enhancer sequence and 35S enhancer activity was determined. All plants containing more than a single T-DNA insertion showed methylation of the 35S enhancer and revealed a dramatic decrease in 35S enhancer activity. The results support the notion that in a large proportion of the T-DNA based activation tagged lines the 35S transcriptional enhancer is silenced due to methylation, which is induced by multiple T-DNA integrations.
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