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postdoctoral position

Prof. David Oliver doliver at RAVEN.CSRV.UIDAHO.EDU
Mon Jun 6 09:07:16 EST 1994

	A postdoctoral position is available beginning Sept. 1, 1994 to 
study the light-dependent expression of the four genes of the glycine 
decarboxylase complex.  Glycine decarboxylase is a mitochondrial protein 
that is the site of photorespiratory CO2 release.  Because of their role 
in photosynthesis, the expression of the proteins of the complex is 
controlled by light.  The control is at the transcriptional level and all 
of the genes involved are nuclear-encoded.  Experiments with deleted 
promoter fragments driving GUS expression in transgenic plants have 
indicated that light-dependence and tissue specificity is largely 
controlled by a 100 bp fragment in the gdcH gene.  Gel shift and 
footpringing experiments have suggested important protein binding sites.
	The scientist that works on this project will be involved in 
isolating, characterizing and cloning the proteins that bind to this 
promoter.  The successful candidate will have strong molecular biology 
skills and an interest in plant genetics.  Please send a CV and and 
arrange to have reference letters sent to:

David Oliver
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Life Science Building
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 885-7164
FAX: (208) 885-6518

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