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Transient gene expression in aleurone protoplasts isolated from developing caryopses of barley and wheat

Lee, B., Murdoch, K., Topping, J., Kreis, M. and Jones, M.G.K.ORCID: 0000-0001-5002-0227 (1989) Transient gene expression in aleurone protoplasts isolated from developing caryopses of barley and wheat. Plant Molecular Biology, 13 (1). pp. 21-29.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00027332
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Abstract

Methods have been developed for the isolation of aleurone protoplasts from developing caryopses of Hordeum vulgare and Triticum aestivum in order to study transient expression of introduced genes. Chimaeric gene constructs were introduced into aleurone protoplasts by polyethylene glycol (PEG). Transient expression directed by the 35S promoter from cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) of the reporter gene encoding chloramphenicol acetyl transferase (CAT) was detected in aleurone protoplasts from developing barley and wheat grains. Using a similar construct, CAT activity increased when the alcohol dehydrogenase intron 1 fragment from maize was ligated between the 35S promoter and the CAT coding region. The demonstration of transient expression in protoplasts from developing aleurone layers indicates that they may be useful for investigating tissue and developmental control of genes coding for cereal seed proteins.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © 1989 Kluwer Academic Publishers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/49684
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