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Reference
JEB-53-2281
Title
Cloning of cDNA encoding COMT from wheat which is differentially expressed in lodging-sensitive and -resistant cultivars
Journal
Journal of Experimental Botany
Year
2002
Volume
53
Pages
2281-2282
Author
Ma QH
Xu Y
Lin ZB
He P
Abstract
Summary: In the present study two cDNA fragments were cloned by nested-PCR using degenerate primers for COMT and found to be 93% identical at the nucleotide level. The deduced amino acid sequence of the two cDNAs showed a high degree of identity with COMT from other plants and were most similar to COMTs from monocots. RNA gel blot hybridization demonstrated that the wheat COMT gene W-cm5-1 was expressed in stem, root and leaf tissues. W-cm5-1 mRNA levels in the developing wheat stem were associated with the stem lodging character in two wheat cultivars. These results suggest that the action of the wheat COMT gene may be related to stem rigidity and lodging character in wheat
External Databases
Pubmed: 12379798
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