TITLE

Suppression by 5-Bromo-2′-deoxyuridine of Transdifferentiation into Tracheary Elements of Isolated Mesophyll Cells of Zinnia elegans

AUTHOR(S)
Shoji, Yuichi; Sugiyama, Munetaka; Komamine, Atsushi
PUB. DATE
April 1996
SOURCE
Plant & Cell Physiology;Apr1996, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p401
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
5-Bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU), a thymidine analog, suppressed the transdifferentiation into tracheary elements (TE) of isolated mesophyll cells of Zinnia elegans without affecting cell division. Tracer experiments with [3H]BrdU indicated that 76% and 24% of the incorporated radioactivity was located in the DNA and the RNA, respectively. Both thymidine and uridine counteracted the inhibitory effect of BrdU on transdifferentiation but thymidine was much more effective than uridine. These results suggest that BrdU might interfere with transdifferentiation via its incorporation into DNA. The timing of effective suppression by BrdU was examined by monitoring the effects of the sequential addition of BrdU and thymidine with an interval of 12 h at various times in culture. Transdifferentiation was most sensitive to BrdU between the 24th and the 36th hour of culture. This result suggests that this window of time is critical for DNA synthesis during the transdifferentiation of isolated mesophyll cells of Zinnia elegans into TE.
ACCESSION #
79308372

 

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