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      Nicotiana sanderae ; RNA polymerase; phytohormones; differentiation

    • Abstract


      Isolated nuclei from differentiating cultures ofNicotiana sanderae showed increased levels of RNA polymerase activity as compared to the nuclei from callus cultures. The RNA synthetic activity was dependent on nucleotide triphosphates and Mg2+ and was destroyed by RNase. Maximum activity was obtained in the presence of 50 mM (NH4)2 SO4 and α-amanitin inhibited 40% and 55% of the activity in the nuclei from callus and differentiating tissue respectively. The nuclei from differentiating tissue elicited a 3-fold increase in RNA polymerase I and a 4-fold augmentation in RNA polymerase II activities.

    • Author Affiliations


      P K Asha1 M S Shaila1 C S Vaidyanathan1 2 T Ramakrishnan1

      1. Microbiology and Cell Biology Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012
      2. Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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