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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2005 Vol.6 No.2 P.83~86


Expression of a begomoviral DNAβ gene in transgenic Nicotiana plants induced abnormal cell division

Author(s):  CUI Xiao-feng, LI Yun-qin, HU Dong-wei, ZHOU Xue-ping

Affiliation(s):  School of Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310029, China

Corresponding email(s):   zzhou@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Tomato yellow leaf curl China virus (TYLCCNV), DNA&beta

CUI Xiao-feng, LI Yun-qin, HU Dong-wei, ZHOU Xue-ping. Expression of a begomoviral DNAβ gene in transgenic Nicotiana plants induced abnormal cell division[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2005, 6(2): 83~86.

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An increasing number of monopartite begomoviruses are being identified that a satellite molecule (DNA&beta;) is required to induce typical symptoms in host plants. DNA&beta; encodes a single gene (termed βC1) encoded in the complementary-sense. We have produced transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana and N. tabacum plants expressing the βc1 gene of a DNA&beta; associated with Tomato yellow leaf curl China virus (TYLCCNV), under the control of the Cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter. transgenic plants expressing βC1 showed severe developmental abnormalities in both species. Microscopic analysis of sections of both transgenic and non-transgenic N. tabacum leaves showed abnormal outgrowths of transgenic N. tabacum to be due to disorganized cell division (hyperplasia) of spongy and palisade parenchyma. Immuno-gold labeling of sections with a polyclonal antibody against the βC1 protein showed that the βC1 protein accumulated in the nuclei of cells. The possible biological function of the βC1 protein was discussed.

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