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GrainGenes Gene Class Report: alpha-Amylase

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Gene Class
alpha-Amylase
Reference
ReferenceMcIntosh RA et al. (1995) Catalogue of gene symbols for wheat. Proceedings of the 8th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 1333-1500.
ReferenceMasojc P and Gale MD (1991) a-Amylase structural genes in rye. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 82:771-776.
ReferenceBaulcombe DC et al. (1987) A novel wheat alpha-amylase gene (alpha-Amy3). Molecular and General Genetics 209:33-40.
Abbreviation
alpha-Amy
Character affected
Enzyme
alpha-amylase activity
Orthologous Gene Set
alpha-Amy-1
alpha-Amy-2
Gene
Amy1 (Hordeum)
[ Show all 25 ]
Locus
Amy1
[ Show all 19 ]
Clone
Amy2D
[ Show all 17 ]
Sequence
AJ010728
[ Show all 7 ]
Comment
Two alpha-Amy loci not listed in the Catalogue of Gene Symbols for Wheat (9441), namely, Amy 6D2 and Amy 7B2, were reported (761). No variation was observed for their products, although nullisomic analysis located the genes in 6DL and 7B, respectively. In accordance with wheat genetic nomenclature guidelines, these genes are assumed to be part of the alpha-Amy-D1 and alpha-Amy-B2 loci, respectively.
A set of alpha-amylase genes, X_alpha-Amy-5 [alpha-Amy3] has been identified in 5A, 5B and 5D by cross-hybridization with alpha-Amy-1 and alpha-Amy-2 probes (62). Only one gene copy appears to be present at each locus.
Evidence has been obtained for three alpha-Amy-3 genes, in addition to alpha-Amy-1 and alpha-Amy-2 genes, in rye (650).
Wheat Gene Catalog Reference
9441
ReferenceMcIntosh RA et al. (1995) Catalogue of gene symbols for wheat. Proceedings of the 8th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 1333-1500.
650
ReferenceMasojc P and Gale MD (1991) a-Amylase structural genes in rye. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 82:771-776.
62
ReferenceBaulcombe DC et al. (1987) A novel wheat alpha-amylase gene (alpha-Amy3). Molecular and General Genetics 209:33-40.