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See detailImpact of a mutation in the mitochondrial LSU rRNA gene from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii on the activity and the assembly of respiratory-chain complexes
Remacle, Claire ULg; Gloire, Geoffrey ULg; Cardol, Pierre ULg et al

in Current Genetics (2004), 45(5), 323-330

Two substitutions A1090G and A1098C (together called the m mutation) located in the conserved GTPase domain of the mitochondrial LSU rRNA gene were recently shown to weakly compensate for the phenotypical ... [more ▼]

Two substitutions A1090G and A1098C (together called the m mutation) located in the conserved GTPase domain of the mitochondrial LSU rRNA gene were recently shown to weakly compensate for the phenotypical effect of a -1T frameshift mutation in the mitochondrial cox1 gene of C. reinhardtii. In order to analyze the impact of the m mutation on the mitochondrial translational machinery, a strain carrying the m mutation but wild-type for the cox1 gene was isolated. We found that the growth and the respiratory rate of the m mutant were affected and that the activities of complexes I, III, and IV, all containing mitochondria-encoded subunits, were lowered. In contrast the activities of complex II and of the alternative oxidase, both encoded exclusively by the nuclear genome, were not modified. The steady-state levels of complex I enzyme and of several components of the respiratory complexes I, III, and IV were also reduced in the mutant. We moreover showed that m did not suppress other frameshift or UGA stop mutations which affect mitochondrial genes. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of two genes encoding the mitochondrial alternative oxidase in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Dinant, Monique; Baurain, Denis ULg; Coosemans, Nadine ULg et al

in Current Genetics (2001), 39(2), 101-108

Two cDNA clones (AOX1 and AOX2) and the corresponding genes encoding the alternative oxidases (AOXs) from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii were isolated and sequenced. The cDNAs, AOX1 and AOX2, contained open ... [more ▼]

Two cDNA clones (AOX1 and AOX2) and the corresponding genes encoding the alternative oxidases (AOXs) from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii were isolated and sequenced. The cDNAs, AOX1 and AOX2, contained open reading frames (ORFs) encoding putative proteins of 360 amino acids and 347 amino acids, respectively. For each of the ORFs, a potential mitochondrial-targeting sequence was found in the 5'-end regions. In comparison to AOX enzymes from plants and fungi, the predicted amino acid sequences of the ORFs showed their highest degree of identity with proteins from Aspergillus niger (38.1% and 37.2%) and Ajellomyces capsulatus (37% and 34.9%). Several residues supposed either to be Fe ligands or to be involved in the ubiquinol-binding site were fully conserved in both C. reinhardtii putative AOX proteins. In contrast, a cysteine residue conserved in the sequences of all higher plants and probably involved in the regulation of the enzyme activity was missing both from the AOX1 and AOX2 amino acid sequences and from protein sequences from various other microorganisms. The transcriptional expression of the AOX1 and AOX2 genes in wild-type cells and in mutant cells deficient in mitochondrial complex III activity was also investigated. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of YKL165c a new essential gene of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Delbecq, X.; Godrie, Thérèse ULg; Portetelle, Daniel ULg et al

in Current Genetics (1999), 35

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See detailExpression of intron-encoded maturase-like polypeptides in potato chloroplasts.
du Jardin, Patrick ULg; Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Harvengt, Luc et al

in Current Genetics (1994), 25(2), 158-163

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See detailTransmission, Recombination and Conversion of Mitochondrial Markers in Relation to the Mobility of a Group I Intron in Chlamydomonas
Remacle, Claire ULg; Matagne, René-Fernand ULg

in Current Genetics (1993), 23(5-6, May-Jun), 518-25

Mitochondrial DNA transmission has been analyzed in diploids produced from sexual crosses or artificial fusions between Chlamydomonas strains which differ by several genetic markers: a group I intron (Cs ... [more ▼]

Mitochondrial DNA transmission has been analyzed in diploids produced from sexual crosses or artificial fusions between Chlamydomonas strains which differ by several genetic markers: a group I intron (Cs cob. 1 or alpha intron), three restriction sites (Nh, Nc and H markers) located 0.5-5 kb from the insertion site of the intron, and a MUD2 point mutation (27 bp from the insertion site) conferring resistance to myxothiazol. Recombination between mitochondrial markers is a general property of all crosses and fusions analyzed. In crosses between two intron-containing (alpha+) strains or two intron-less (alpha-) strains, the transmission is preferentially paternal (mt-), with a preponderance depending on the nature of the parental genomes. In crosses between alpha+ and alpha- strains, the conversion of intron-less molecules intron+ is frequent when the alpha+ parent is maternal (mt+) and nearly absolute when the alpha+ parent is paternal (mt-). In 94% of cases, the conversion is accompanied by the co-conversion of the MUD2 marker. In both crosses and artificial fusions, the conversion of alpha- into alpha+ also influences the transmission of the more distant Nh, Nc and H markers. It is hypothesized that the more frequent transmission of the genome containing the intron results from the elimination of alpha- molecules, as a result of a double-strand cut which is induced by an endonuclease encoded by the intron. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Fate of Mitochondrial Dnas of Mt+ and Mt- Origin in Gametes and Zygotes of Chlamydomonas
Beckers, M. C.; Munaut, Carine ULg; Minet, Arlette ULg et al

in Current Genetics (1991), 20(3), 239-43

In order to study the mechanism responsible for the uniparental transmission of the mitochondrial genome in crosses between Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and C. smithii, we have analyzed the fate of ... [more ▼]

In order to study the mechanism responsible for the uniparental transmission of the mitochondrial genome in crosses between Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and C. smithii, we have analyzed the fate of mitochondrial DNA during gametogenesis, zygospore differentiation and sporulation by hybridization experiments. Both mt+ and mt- gametes contain the same amount of mitochondrial DNA and the two parental genomes persist for several days in the zygotes. The DNA of mt+ origin is slowly eliminated during the period of zygote maturation. Light is required for total elimination of mt+ mitochondrial DNA in the zygospores. Using appropriate restriction enzymes, we have been unable to detect methylation of the mitochondrial DNA during gametogenesis or zygospore formation. The possibility that the mt+ mitochondria themselves are specifically eliminated in the course of zygote maturation is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailSequence analysis of the ARG7 gene of Schizosaccharomyces pombe coding for argininosuccinate lyase. Expression of the gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Loppes, Roland ULg; Michels, R; Decroupette, I et al

in Current Genetics (1991), 19(4), 255-60

The complete nucleotide sequence of the ARG7 gene, coding for argininosuccinate lyase (EC 4.3.2.1), in the fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) has been determined. It consists of an open reading ... [more ▼]

The complete nucleotide sequence of the ARG7 gene, coding for argininosuccinate lyase (EC 4.3.2.1), in the fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) has been determined. It consists of an open reading frame of 461 codons. The deduced protein has a molecular weight of 51,200 Da. The gene is devoid of introns which is confirmed by the fact that it is expressed in Escherichia coli after spontaneous insertion of a bacterial sequence probably bearing a prokaryotic promoter. A perfect "TATA" box is found at -72 and the major transcription initiation site in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is located at -11 as shown by primer extension experiments. Comparison of the S. pombe lyase with related proteins from other organisms reveals an important degree of conservation except in the carboxyterminal part of the polypeptide. Additionally, a deletion removing 66 amino acids of the carboxy terminus yields an enzyme exhibiting some biological activity. A unique 1,500 b transcript was found in S. cerevisiae when the intact gene was present, but the deleted version of the gene gave rise to at least three transcripts of 1,800, 2,800 and 3,900 b. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of Chloroplast DNA by Using Fluorescent Monoclonal Anti-Bromodeoxyuridine Antibody and Analysis of Its Fate During Zygote Formation in Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii
Munaut, Carine ULg; Dombrowicz, D.; Matagne, René-Fernand ULg

in Current Genetics (1990), 18(3), 259-63

A monoclonal anti-bromodeoxyuridine antibody conjugated to fluorescein was used to detect the chloroplast nucleoids after specific incorporation of bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) into the chloroplast DNA of ... [more ▼]

A monoclonal anti-bromodeoxyuridine antibody conjugated to fluorescein was used to detect the chloroplast nucleoids after specific incorporation of bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR) into the chloroplast DNA of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The incorporation of BUdR was enhanced by simultaneous treatment with fluorodeoxyuridine (FUdR). The method was applied to analyze the fate of chloroplast DNA in zygotes resulting from mating between BUdR-treated gametes (mt+ or mt-) and untreated gametes of opposite mating-type. In crosses between wild-type strains, the nucleoids of mt+ origin remained in the large majority of zygotes whereas those of mt- origin most often disappeared within the first hours following copulation. In crosses of the type mat-3 mt+ x wild-type mt- (the mat-3 mutation permits a high transmission of chloroplast genes from the mt- parent), the nucleoids of mt- origin were generally not eliminated which indicates that the mat-3 mutation prevents the selective destruction of paternal chloroplast DNA in the zygote. [less ▲]

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