Feb 6, 2004

Chromosome termini of the monocot plant Othocallis siberica are maintained by telomerase, which specifically synthesises vertebrate-type telomere sequences

The Plant Journal : for Cell and Molecular Biology
Hanna Weiss-SchneeweissDieter Schweizer

Abstract

Lack of Arabidopsis-type T3AG3 telomere sequences has recently been reported for the majority of investigated taxa of the monocot order Asparagales. In order to investigate this phenomenon in more detail, we conducted extensive cytogenetic and molecular analyses of the telomeres in Othocallis siberica, a member of this order. Terminal restriction fragment analysis together with Bal31 exonuclease assay showed that chromosome termini in O. siberica are formed by long stretches (more than 10 kbp) of vertebrate-type T2AG3 repeats. In addition, telomerase activity specifically synthesising (T2AG3)n sequence was detected in O. siberica protein extracts by telomerase repeat amplification protocol (TRAP). Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) revealed the presence of the vertebrate-type T2AG3 telomere sequences at all chromosome termini and at a few additional regions of O. siberica chromosomes, whereas Arabidopsis-type T3AG3 DNA and peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probes did not hybridise to chromosomes of Othocallis, except for polymorphic blocks in chromosomes 2 (interstitial) and 4 (terminal). These interstitial/terminal regions are apparently composed of large blocks of (T2AG3)n and (T3AG3)n DNA and represent a unique example of in...Continue Reading

  • References42
  • Citations21

References

  • References42
  • Citations21

Citations

Mentioned in this Paper

Vertebrates
Peptide Nucleic Acids
Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization
Asparagales
Cytogenetics
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
Arabidopsis
Telomerase Catalytic Subunit
Cauliflower (Dietary)
Selfish DNA

About this Paper

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinomas account for >90% of all tumors in the head and neck region. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma incidence has increased dramatically recently with little improvement in patient outcomes. Here is the latest research on this aggressive malignancy.

Signaling in Adult Neurogenesis

Neural stem cells play a critical role in the production of neuronal cells in neurogenesis is of great importance. Of interest is the role signalling mechanisms in adult neurogenesis. Discover the latest research on signalling in adult neurogenesis.

Psychiatric Chronotherapy

Psychiatric Chronotherapy considers the circadian rhythm as a major factor for optimizing therapeutic efficacy of psychiatric interventions. Discover the latest research on Psychiatric Chronotherapy here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

Related Papers

Proceedings. Biological Sciences
Eva SýkorováAndrew Rowland Leitch
BioTechniques
Jirí FajkusAndrew Rowland Leitch
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
M E PetracekJ Berman
© 2020 Meta ULC. All rights reserved