Transgenic Research

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 376–387 | Cite as

Complementation of an alcohol dehydrogenase-deficientNicotiana plumbaginifolia mutant by transformation with theArabidopsis thaliana Adh gene

  • P. Rousselin
  • N. Toro Perea
  • R. Dolferus
  • B. Tahar
  • M. Caboche
  • M. Jacobs


An alcohol dehydrogenase-deficient (ADH) mutant ofNicotiana plumbaginifolia, selected on the basis of ethanol resistance, was restored for ADH activity by transformation with anAdh gene fromArabidopsis thaliana expressed under the control of its own promoter or the CaMV 35S promoter. The expression in various organs (seed, root, leaf and pollen) was analysed at the protein and RNA levels as well as byin situ detection of ADH activity. The analysis of spatial and temporal regulation of theA. thaliana Adh gene expression suggests that ADH expression is controlled at the transcriptional level.


alcohol dehydrogenase Arabidopsis thaliana functional complementation gene expression Nicotiana plumbaginifolia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Rousselin
    • 1
  • N. Toro Perea
    • 2
  • R. Dolferus
    • 2
  • B. Tahar
    • 2
  • M. Caboche
    • 1
  • M. Jacobs
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biologie CellulaireINRA Centre de VersaillesVersailles cedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratorium voor PlantengeneticaVrife Universiteit BrusselGenesius-RodeBelgium

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