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Volume 36, Issue 4 - Dec 2009
Volume 36, Issue 3 - Sep 2009
Volume 36, Issue 2 - Jun 2009
Volume 36, Issue 1 - Mar 2009
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Mass production of potato shoots by liquid culture
Kim, Jae-Whune ; Choi, Eun-Gyung ; Kim, Jeong-Kook ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 1~6
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.001
A study was conducted to investigate in vitro micro propagation of four potato cultivars of Daese, Jasim, Chubaek and Haryeng in MS medium and PM medium (a medium containing half concentration of
, two fold concentration of
as compared to MS medium). During
weeks of culture, Daese and Jasim showed better shoot elongation on the solid MS medium than Chubaek and Haryeng whereas Chubaek and Haryeng did better shoot elongation on the solid PM medium. But no difference was observed after 4 weeks of culture. As compared to shoot elongation on the solid medium, it was delayed at early stage of culture in the liquid medium without shaking. Shoot formation ratio of potato (above 4 cm of shoot length) began to increase significantly after 1 week of culture and kept on increasing until 4 weeks. The four cultivars showed the different patterns of shoot growth in bioreactor. The PM medium with a quarter salt strength was effective for the regeneration of axillary buds as well as shoot elongation of Jasim and Chubaek. Daese showed vigorous regeneration of axillary buds in the PM medium with a half salt strength. On the other hand, Haryeng showed slower growth than the other three cultivars.
Establishment of suspension culture condition for embryogenic callus proliferation and somatic embryo development of Kalopanax septemlobus
Kim, Sun-Ja ; Moon, Heung-Kyu ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 7~12
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.007
This study was conducted to establish the optimal suspension culture system for both the propagation of embryogenic cells (ECs) and the induction of somatic embryos (SEs) of Kalopanax septemlobus. The proliferation rate of ECs was reduced as the inoculum density was increased; the highest rate was obtained when 0.1 g/100 ml of cells was initially inoculated. According to the analysis of cell growth pattern and cell growth cycle (G1, Sand G2/M), the cell growth started in 5 days culture initiation, grew rapidly until 15 days and then decreased gradually. Distinctive changes of the cell growth cycle by the culture periods was also observed; the growth cycle was doubled from initial 5.6% to 11.7% of S stage in 5 days culture and then reached in stable stages again. Therefore, the results indicated that a 15-day-cycle was the optimal culture period for the propagation of the ECs through the suspension culture. Furthermore, the cell inoculum density was also important for the induction of SE; more than 65% of SEs at the torpedo stage was induced by using the low level of cell inoculum (0.5 g/L), while the higher inoculum densities were rapidly reduced the proportion of SEs at that stage. Although the higher inoculum density delayed the development of SE, it did not affect the proportion of SEs at the globular and heart stage. In conclusion, this study showed that the suspension culture of the Kalopanax septemlobus ECs through the control of inoculum density was an efficient way for both the propagation of ECs and the induction of SEs, suggesting that the development of this system might help to reduce the culture period for the somatic embryo production.
Effect of plant growth regulators on micropropagation of a rare and endangered species, Tsuru-rindo (Tripterospermum japonicum)
Moon, Heung-Kyu ; Kim, Sun-Ja ; Park, So-Young ; Kim, Yong-Wook ; Yi, Jae-Seon ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 13~17
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.013
Various plant growth regulators were tested for shoot proliferation of Tripterospermum japonicum, a rare and endangered species. Among the six different media tested, MS medium was the best for the shoot growth. Whereas BA, upto 3 mg/L, significantly increased shoot proliferation rate, it suppressed the rate at higher levels. Neither kinetin nor TDZ was so effective in proliferating shoots as BA. As for rooting, TDZ strongly inhibited it even at very low concentration though spontaneous rooting was frequently observed from the proliferated shoots during culture of lower concentration BA or kinetin. In contrast, shoot elongation was significantly promoted by
. More than 90% of the proliferated plantlets could be transplanted via cuttings into pots containing artificial soil mixture where they rooted and resumed normal growth. Most of the plants bloomed to bear fruits in the following year.
Effects of glutamine and AgNO
on plant regeneration of Sedum sarmentosum
Ahn, Jeong-Ho ; Kim, Hyun-Soon ; Lee, Seung-Yeob ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 18~22
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.018
This work was conducted to establish an efficient plant regeneration system for genetic transformation and the in vitro conservation of Sedum sarmentosum genetic resources. Effects of glutamine and
on plant regeneration between two genotypes were investigated using MS media supplemented with 0.2 mg/L NM and 3.0 mg/L BA. Calluses were formed on leaf explants placed on MS solid media supplemented with 3 mg/L 2,4-D and 1 mg/L BA. Calluses of Keumsan local strain produced shoots at a frequency of up to 100% after 50 days of culture on medium supplemented with glutamine. The highest number of shoots per callus was 17.6 at 350 mg/L glutamine. However, calluses of Wanju local strain gave rise to no shoots under the same culture conditions. Likewise, calluses of Keumsan local strain produced shoots at a frequency of up to 100% after 50 days of culture on medium supplemented with
whereas Wanju local strain sporadically produced shoots. The highest number of shoots per callus of Keumsan local stain was 16.1 at
. Regenerated shoots were subcultured on hormone-free MS medium for rooting and shoot growth, and then 3-5 cm high plantlets were transplanted to the artificial soils comprising vermiculite and perlite, where they survived at a frequency of 88-100%. After being transplanted into upland soil:sand (1:1, v/v) in a greenhouse, regenerated plants showed a morphologically normal growth.
Functional characterization of a CCCH type zinc-finger protein gene OsZF2 by ectopic overexpression of the gene in rice
Lee, Jung-Sook ; Yoon, In-Sun ; Yoon, Ung-Han ; Lee, Gang-Seob ; Byun, Myung-Ok ; Suh, Seok-Chul ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 23~29
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.023
We have previously isolated a CCCH type zinc-finger protein gene, OsZF2 (Oryza sativa Zinc Finger 2), from the cold-treated rice cDNA library. To investigate the potential role of OsZF2, transgenic rice lines over-expressing OsZF2 under the control of CaMV 35S promoter have been developed through Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Elevated level of OsZF2 transcripts was confirmed by RNA gel blot analysis in transgenic rice. Under the 100 mM NaCl condition, the transgenic rice showed significantly enhanced growth rate in terms of shoot length and fresh weight, implicating that OsZF2 is likely to be involved in salt response of rice. In the field condition, however, the transgenic rice showed a dwarf phenotype and flowering time was delayed. Genome expression profiling analysis of transgenic plants using the 20K NSF rice oligonucleotide array revealed many up-regulated genes related to stress responses and signaling pathways such as chaperone protein dnaJ 72, salt stress-induced protein, PR protein, disease resistance proteins RPM1 and Cf2/Cf5 disease resistance protein, carbohydrate/ sugar transporter, OsWAK kinase, brassinosteroid LRR receptor kinase, and jasmonate O-methyltransferase. These data suggest that the CCCH type zinc-finger protein OsZF2 is a upstream transcriptional factor regulating growth and stress responsiveness of rice.
Expression of tissue-type plasminogen activator and its derivative proteins in transgenic alfalfa plants
Sim, Joon-Soo ; Rhee, Yong ; Ko, Hyo-Rim ; Pak, Hyo-Kyung ; Kim, Hyeong-Mi ; Lim, Kyu-Hee ; An, Ki-Seong ; Kim, Yong-Hwan ; Hahn, Bum-Soo ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 30~37
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.030
Tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) is a thrombolytic agent important in fibirn clot lysis. T-PA causes fibirn-specific plasminogen activation. Six binary vectors harboring t-PA and its derivative genes were cloned and expressed in transgenic alfalfa plants. The insertion of the t-PA and its derivative genes in genomic DNA of alfalfa plants was confirmed by PCR. The presence of the t-PA and its derivative transcripts in total RNAs of the transgenic alfalfa leaves was verified by RT-PCR. ELISA experiments demonstrated that the highest level of recombinant t-PA expression was
/ total soluble protein (mg) in alfalfa plants. The amount of recombinant t-PA and its derivative proteins in transgenic plants was estimated to range from 9.7 to
/ total soluble proteins (mg). Western blot analysis of the transformed alfalfa leaves revealed bands of approximately 68-kDa recombinant t-PA and its derivative proteins. The fibrinolysis of recombinant t-PA and its derivative proteins was confirmed by a fibrin plate assay (range from 3.2 to 8.1 cm). The results presented provide information for the development of an additional production of recombinant human proteins having pharmaceutical applications using transgenic plants.
Ectopic expression of soybean KS-type dehydrin, SLTI66 and SLTI629 conferred tolerance against osmotic and metal stresses of Escherichia coli and Arabidopsis
Chung, Eun-Sook ; Cho, Chang-Woo ; Kim, Kyoung-Mi ; Lee, Jai-Heon ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 38~44
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.038
Two low temperature induced genes designated as SLTI66 and SLTI629 encoding KS-type dehydrin were heterologously expressed in E coli and A. thaliana. E coli cells expressing SLTI66 and SLTI629 protein grew better with iron stress compared to the control cells. Ectopic expression of SLTI629 conferred tolerance to iron stress in Arabidopsis but SLTI66 did not. Arabidopsis plants expressing SLTI66 showed enhanced tolerance to freezing and drought stress compared to those of wild type and SLTI629 lines. We propose that SLTI66 and SLTI629 play a different role as a protector against osmotic and metal stresses.
Identification and characterization of a rice blast fungal elicitor-inducible Oshin1 gene
Kim, Cha-Young ; Lee, Sung-Ho ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 45~52
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.045
In order to understand the molecular interactions that occur between rice and the rice blast fungus during infection, we previously identified a number of rice blast fungal elicitor-responsive genes from rice (Oryza sativa cv. Milyang 117). Here, we report the cloning and characterization of the rice fungal elicitor-inducible gene Oshin1 (GenBank Accession Number AF039532). Sequence analysis revealed that the Oshin1 cDNA is 1067 bp long and contains an open reading frame encoding 205 amino acid residues. The Oshin1 gene shows considerable sequence similarity to the tobacco hin1 and hin2 genes. The predicted Oshin1 protein has a cysteine-rich domain at the N-terminus and is rich in leucine, serine, and alanine residues. Southern blot analysis suggests that Oshin1 gene is a member of a small gene family in the rice genome. To examine the expression of Oshin1, Northern blot analysis was conducted. Expression of the Oshin1 transcript is rapidly induced in suspension-cultured rice cells treated with fungal elicitor, salicylic acid or hydrogen peroxide. In addition, Oshin1 transcript levels are rapidly increased by treatment with
/A23187. The expression of Oshin1 was also elevated in 3-week old leaf tissues upon ethephon application or fungal elicitor treatment. Our results suggest that the Oshin1 gene is involved in plant defense responses to environmental stresses.
Identification of another calmodulin-binding domain at the C-terminal region of AtCBP63
Kim, Sun-Ho ; Kang, Yun-Hwan ; Han, Hay-Ju ; Bae, Dong-Won ; Kim, Min-Chul ; Lim, Chae-Oh ; Chung, Woo-Sik ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 53~58
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.053
Calcium signals can be transduced by binding calmodulin (CaM), a
sensor in eukaryotes, is known to be involved in the regulation of diverse cellular functions. We isolated a CaM-binding protein 63 kD (AtCBP63) from the pathogen-treated Arabidopsis cDNA expression library. Recently, AtCBP63 was identified as a CaM bining protein. The CaM binding domain of AtCBP63 was reported to be located in its N-terminal region, In this study, however, we showed that ACaM2 could specifically bind to second CaM-binding domain (CaMBD) of AtCBP63 at the C-terminal region. The specific binding of CaM to CaM binding domain was confirmed by a gel mobility shift assay, a split ubiquitin assay, site-directed mutagenesis, and a competition assay using a
/CaM-dependent enzyme. The gene expression of AtCBP63 was induced by pathogens and pathogens related second messengers. This result suggests that a CaM binding protein, AtCBP63, may play role in pathogen defense signaling pathway.
Cell death phenotype of vacuole Ca
-ATPase11 (ACA11) transgenic plant in Arabidopsis
Lee, Sang-Min ; Hoang, My-HanhThi ; Kim, Kyung-Eun ; Chung, Woo-Sik ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 59~63
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.059
Calcium ion (
) is thought to play the important role as a second messenger for signal transduction that results in various physiological responses to cope with developmental programs and environmental changes in plant. In plant cells, the central vacuole functions as a major calcium store, which is important for both signal transduction and preventing cytotoxicity. Although there is evidence for the biochemical characterizations of a calmodulin-regulated
-ATPase (ACA11) localized to vacuole membrane, the biological function to ACA11 in plant has not been verified. In this study, we show that the cell death as the hypersensitive response (HR) in mature leaves is induced in transgenic plant of a vacuole ACA-type
-ATPase, ACA11. Evidence that cell death phenotype is the result of ACA11 gene silencing is provided by Western blot assay using membrane fraction proteins extracted from transgenic plant. The 3, 3'-diaminobenzidine (DAB) staining study provides that the cell death is caused by the increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in mature leaves of transgenic plants.
Isolation and identification of secondary metabolites from the roots of Brassica rapa
Bang, Myun-Ho ; Lee, Dae-Young ; Han, Min-Woo ; Chung, Hae-Gon ; Jeong, Tae-Sook ; Choi, Myung-Sook ; Lee, Kyung-Tae ; Baek, Nam-In ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 64~67
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.064
In order to identify secondary metabolites, the root of Brassica rapa was extracted with 80% aqueous MeOH, and the concentrated extract was partitioned with EtOAc, n-BuOH and
. From the EtOAc and n-BuOH fractions, four secondary metabolites were isolated through the repeated silica gel and octadecyl silica gel (ODS) column chromatographies. From the result of spectroscopic data including NMR and MS, the chemical structures of the compounds were determined as 4-(methoxymethyl)phenol (1),
-methoxy-2,5-furandimethanol (2), phenyl-
-D-glucopyranoside (3), and 2-phenylethyl-
-D-glucopyranoside (4). They were isolated for the first time from Brassica rapa.
Enhancement of cadmium resistance by overexpression of BrMT3 in Arabidopsis
Kim, Sun-Ha ; Song, Won-Yong ; Ahn, Young-Ock ; Lee, Haeng-Soon ; Kwak, Sang-Soo ; Choi, Kwan-Sam ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 68~74
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.068
We have previously demonstrated that overexpression and characterization of Brassica rapa type-l metallothionein gene (BrMT1) in Arabidopsis which showed enhanced resistance to cadmium and ROS. Here, we present the consistent study of our previous report about BrMTs. BrMT3 expressing DTY167 cells showed resistance to Zn and Pb as well as Cd. Thus, we have developed the BrMT3 overexpression Arabidopsis to enhance capacity for metal stresses. Successful expression and localization were achieved using the rubisco transit peptides of RbcS-BrMT3-GFP protein, which was confirmed by western blot analysis with the GFP antibody and green fluorescence signal from the chloroplast. BrMT3 overexpression Arabidopsis plants exhibited a higher resistance to cadmium compared to control plants. This result indicates that BrMT3 would be applicable to the development of plants with enhanced resistance against heavy metal stresses.
Selection of transgenic sweetpotato plants expressing 2-Cys peroxiredoxin with enhanced tolerance to oxidative stress
Kim, Myoung-Duck ; Yang, Kyoung-Sil ; Kwon, Suk-Yoon ; Lee, Sang-Yeol ; Kwak, Sang-Soo ; Lee, Haeng-Soon ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 75~80
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.075
In order to develop transgenic sweetpotato plants [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. cv. Yulmi] with enhanced tolerance to oxidative stress, we constructed transformation vectors expressing 2-Cys peroxiredoxin (Prx) gene under the control of the stress-inducible SWPA2 or enhanced 35S promoter (named as SP or EP). Transgenic sweetpotato plants were attempted to generate from embryogenic calli using an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation system. Embryogenic calli gave rise to somatic embryos and then converted into plantlets on MS medium containing 100 mg/L kanamycin. Transgenic plants were regenerated in the same medium. Southern blot analysis confirmed that the Prx gene was inserted into the genome of the plants. To further study we selected the transgenic plant lines with enhanced tolerance against methyl viologen (MV). When sweetpotato leaf discs were subjected to methyl MV at
, transgenic plants showed about 40% higher tolerance than non-transgenic or empty vector-transformed plants.
High frequency plant regeneration from transverse thin cell layers in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.)
Bhuiyan, Mohammed Shafi Ullah ; Lim, Yong-Pyo ; Min, Sung-Ran ; Choi, Kwan-Sam ; Liu, Jang-R. ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 81~86
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.081
An efficient and reproducible plant regeneration system was established using transverse thin cell layers (tTCLs) in five cultivars of Brassjca juncea L. The effects of medium conditions, explant types (tTCLs of hypcotyl and cotyledonary petiole) on shoot regeneration were examined in this study. The maximum shoot regeneration frequency was obtained in Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 4 mg/L 6-benzylaminopurine (BA) and 0.2 mg/L 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA). The hypocotyls derived tTCL explants had more shoot regeneration frequency (52%) than the cotyledonary petiole derived tTCL explants. Shoot induction was further improved by the addition of silver nitrate (
) in the regeneration medium. A significant genotypic effect was also observed between the five cultivars; Rai-5 displayed higher capacities to produce shoots than other cultivars. Regenerated shoots were rooted on MS basal medium without PGRs which induced 90% of roots. The plantlets established in greenhouse conditions with 99% survival, flowered normally and set seeds. The regenerated plants were fertile and identical to source plants.
Iron fortification of grains by introducing a recombinant gene of ferritin with seed promoters in rice
Cho, Yong-Gu ; Kim, Hyung-Keun ; Choi, Jang-Sun ; Jung, Yu-Jin ; Kang, Kwon-Kyoo ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 36, issue 1, 2009, Pages 87~95
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2009.36.1.087
The recombinant DNAs, pGBF, pGTF, and pZ4F, using soybean ferritin gene have constructed with the promoters derived from seed proteins, glutelin, globulin, and zein. The recombinant ferritin genes were transformed into rice plant by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Iron contents and agronomic traits have been evaluated in the transgenic progenies. The embryogenic calli survived from second selection medium were regenerated at the rates of 19.2% with pGBF, 15.0% with pGTF, and 18.4% with pZ4F in Donganbyeo and 6.7% with pGBF, 11.7% with pGTF, and 3.4% with pZ4F in Hwashinbyeo. The introduction of ferritin gene in putative transgenic rice plants was confirmed by PCR and Southern blot analysis and also the expression of ferritin gene was identified by Northern blot and Western blot analysis. The iron accumulation in transgenic rice grains of the transgenic rice plant, T1-2, with zein promoter and ferritin gene contained 171.4 ppm showing 6.4 times higher than 26.7 ppm of Hwashinbyeo seed as wild type rice, but the transgenic plants with globulin and glutelin showed a bit higher iron contents with a range from 2.1 to 3.0 times compare to wild type grain. The growth responses of transgenic plants showed the large variances in plant height and number of tillers. However, there were some transgenic plants having similar phenotype to wild type plants. In the T1 generation of transgenic plants, plant height, culm length, panicle length, and number of tillers were similar to those of wild type plants, but ripened grain ratio ranged from 53.3% to 82.2% with relatively high variation. The transgenic rice plants would be useful for developing rice varieties with high iron content in rice grains.