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Articles by Carlos M. Hernandez-Garcia in JoVE
Robotics and Dynamic Image Analysis for Studies of Gene Expression in Plant Tissues
Carlos M. Hernandez-Garcia1, Joseph M. Chiera1,2, John J. Finer1
1Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, 2Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University
We report a method for introduction, tracking and quantitative analysis of GFP expression in plant cells. This method utilizes a custom-designed robotics system for semi-continuous image collection from large numbers of samples, over time. We also demonstrate the use of ImageJ and ImageReady for analysis of image series.
Other articles by Carlos M. Hernandez-Garcia on PubMed
A Soybean (Glycine Max) Polyubiquitin Promoter Gives Strong Constitutive Expression in Transgenic Soybean
Plant Cell Reports. May, 2009 | Pubmed ID: 19229538
The success of plant genetic transformation relies greatly on the strength and specificity of the promoters used to drive genes of interest. In this study, we analyzed gfp gene expression mediated by a polyubiquitin promoter (Gmubi) from soybean (Glycine max) in stably transformed soybean tissues. Strong GFP expression was observed in stably transformed proliferative embryogenic tissues. In whole transgenic plants, GFP expression was observed in root tips, main and lateral roots, cotyledons and plumules in young plants as well as in leaf veins, petioles, flower petals, pollen, pods and developing seeds in mature plants. GFP expression was localized mainly in epidermal cells, leaf mesophyll, procambium and vascular tissues. Introduction of an intron-less version of the Gmubi promoter (Gmupri) displayed almost the same GFP expression pattern albeit at lower intensities. The Gmubi promoter showed high levels of constitutive expression and represents an alternative to viral promoters for driving gene expression in soybean.
High Level Transgenic Expression of Soybean (Glycine Max) GmERF and Gmubi Gene Promoters Isolated by a Novel Promoter Analysis Pipeline
BMC Plant Biology. 2010 | Pubmed ID: 21050446
Although numerous factors can influence gene expression, promoters are perhaps the most important component of the regulatory control process. Promoter regions are often defined as a region upstream of the transcriptional start. They contain regulatory elements that interact with regulatory proteins to modulate gene expression. Most genes possess their own unique promoter and large numbers of promoters are therefore available for study. Unfortunately, relatively few promoters have been isolated and characterized; particularly from soybean (Glycine max).