A Nicotiana plumbaginifolia plant (apm5(r)) resistant to amiprophos-methyl (APM), a phosphoroamide herbicide, was isolated from protoplasts prepared from leaves of haploid plants. Genetic analysis revealed that the resistance is coded for by a dominant nuclear mutation and is associated with the increased stability of cortical microtubules. Two-dimensional polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, combined with immunoblotting using anti-tubulin monoclonal antibodies, showed that part of the beta-tubulin in the resistant plant possessed lower isoelectric points than the beta-tubulin of susceptible wild-type plants. These results provide evidence that the resistance to APM is associated with a mutation in a beta-tubulin gene. The APM-resistant line showed cross-resistance to trifluralin, a dinitroaniline herbicide, suggesting a common mechanism of resistance between these two classes of herbicides.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Theoretical and Applied Genetics TAG|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1998|
- MICROTUBULE POLYMERIZATION INVITRO
- PLANT TUBULIN