Protoplasma

, Volume 198, Issue 1, pp 36–42

Hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein mRNA accumulation in maize root cells colonized by an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus as revealed by in situ hybridization

  • R. Balestrini
  • M. Josè-Estanyol
  • P. Puigdomènech
  • P. Bonfante
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01282129

Cite this article as:
Balestrini, R., Josè-Estanyol, M., Puigdomènech, P. et al. Protoplasma (1997) 198: 36. doi:10.1007/BF01282129

Summary

To determine whether the expression of cell wall related genes changes during the establishment of an arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis (AM), we studied the expression of a maize hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein (HRGP) gene. In situ hybridization showed that, in differentiated cells of maize roots, mRNA accumulation corresponding to the gene encoding for HRGP was only found when the cells were colonized by the endomycorrhizal fungusGlomus versiforme.

Keywords

Arbuscular mycorrhizaZea maysHydroxyproline-rich glycoproteinIn situ hybridizationGlomus versiforme

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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Balestrini
    • 1
  • M. Josè-Estanyol
    • 2
  • P. Puigdomènech
    • 2
  • P. Bonfante
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia VegetaleUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Departament de Genètica MolecularCentro de Investigación y DesarolloCSIC