Stadler Genetics Symposia Series

Gene Conservation and Exploitation

20th Stadler Genetics Symposium

Editors: Gustafson, J. Perry, Appels, Rudi, Raven, P. (Eds.)

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The potato (Solanum tuberosum L. ) tuber is a major food source in many countries of the world, and subsequently potato has been the target of a good deal of effort directed at engineering disease and herbicide tolerance, and improvements in various crop characteristics. Consequently investigations into the regulation of gene expression in tubers is relevant to these endeavours, as tubers are the main target organ for modification of gene expression. We have been interested in the regulation of genes in tubers for these reasons. Morphologically tubers are modified stems, which have enlarged radially by limited cell division and substantial expansion. At the molecular level, tuber development is characterised by a massive increase in starch deposition and the synthesis of a limited number of abundant proteins. These include proteinase inhibitors and a 40kd group of proteins called patatin, which are acyl hydrolases. Together these proteins account for over 50% of tuber proteins (reviewed by Bevan, 1991). The synthesis of these proteins has parallels to the synthesis of other somatic storage proteins, especially the VSP proteins of soybean. In both potato and soybean, removal of the sink for these proteins (tubers and pods, respectively) causes deposition in other tissues (Staswick, 1990). It is hypothesised that transcriptional control of the genes encoding these proteins is regulated in part by source-sink relationships of metabolites or other factors. In the case of VSPs, both amino acid levels and jasmonic acid play a major regulatory role (Staswick et aI.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Broadening the Basis of Plant Resource Conservation

    Heywood, Vernon H.

    Pages 1-13

  • Scientific Issues Affecting Gene Conservation and Exploitation of Some Tropical Perennials

    Williams, John Trevor

    Pages 15-28

  • The Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense), The Cocona (Solanum sessiliflorum) and Their Hybrid

    Heiser, Charles B.

    Pages 29-34

  • The Conservation and Utilization of Genes From Endangered and Extinct Plants: DNA Bank-Net

    Adams, Robert P.

    Pages 35-52

  • The Exploitation of Genetic Resources

    Day, Peter R.

    Pages 53-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gene Conservation and Exploitation
Book Subtitle
20th Stadler Genetics Symposium
Editors
  • J. Perry Gustafson
  • Rudi Appels
  • P. Raven
Series Title
Stadler Genetics Symposia Series
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-1136-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-1136-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44533-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-1138-4
Series ISSN
1568-1009
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 224
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