Santoni V, Delarue M, Caboche M, Bellini C
A comparison or two-dimensional electrophoresis data with phenotypical traits in Arabidopsis leads to the identification of a mutant (cri1) that accumulates cytokinins
Planta: 1997 202:62-69
Total proteins extracted from developmental mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heyhn, and from wild-type plants cultivated in the presence of various hormones were analyzed by two-dimensional (2-D) gel electrophoresis. Computer analysis of 2-D gels followed by a statistical treatment of data allowed us to build a phenogram that describes the biochemical distances between the different genotypes. Analysis of the 2-D electrophoresis data allowed us to discriminate mutants in agreement with phenotypical and physiological traits. This biochemical analysis helped us to develop a working hypothesis which led us to show that one developmental mutant (cril) overaccumulates cytokinins.
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