J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2003, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (8): 981-985.

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Cloning and Expression Analysis of Violaxanthin De-Epoxidase (VDE) cDNA in Wheat

ZHANG Ji-Jun, YING Jia, CHANG Sheng-He, LI Bin, LI Zhen-Sheng*   


Violaxanthin de-epoxidase (VDE) is the key enzyme in the xanthophyll cycle and protects plant photosynthetic apparatus from the damage of excessive light. A wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Xiaoyan 54) VDE cDNA was obtained using RT-PCR method. Its deduced protein sequence shares high identity with that of Arabidopsis and rice. Southern blot revealed that there are three copies of VDE gene per haploid genome of wheat. VDE transcript levels were higher in green leaf than in root, seed and etiolated leaf. Northern blotting analysis indicated that VDE mRNA level is induced during greening process of etiolated wheat seedling and increased by intense light illumination.

小麦紫黄质脱环氧化酶(VDE)cDNA 的克隆及表达

张吉军 英 加 常胜合 李 滨 李振声


摘要:应用RT-PCR方法从小麦(Triticum aestivum L. cv.Xiaoyan 54)中克隆了紫黄质脱环氧化酶(violaxanthinde-epoxidase,VDE) cDNA,预测的蛋白质序列与拟南芥(Arabidopsis thaliana)、水稻(Oryza sati va)有很高的同源性.Southern杂交结果表明,在小麦中可能存在3个拷贝的紫黄质脱环氧化酶基因.Northern杂交结果表明它在绿色叶片中特异表达,在黄化小麦幼苗变绿过程中其mRNA水平受光诱导,并且强光增加了其mRNA在成熟叶片中的表达.


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