J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1996, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (10): -.

• Research Articles •    

Molecular Cloning and Sequence of Potato Granule-Bound Starch Synthase Gene

Dai Wei-lie, Deng Wei, Cui Wei-ying, Zhao Shou-yuan and Wang Xun-ming   

Abstract: It is known that tuber-specific expressions of many genes exist in the process of tuber development from stolon in potato (Solanum tuberosum). Study on the regulation of those gene expression will share light on the mechanism of organ-specific gene expression. Potato GBSS (granule-bound starch synthase) gene, which is solely responsive for the pres- ence of amylose in potato tuber, expression is tuber-specific. The paper describes the construction of a genomic library of a Chinese potato cultivar "Dongnong 303" in which 20 clones were isolated using partial GBSS gene sequence ampified by PCR. 5428 bp DNA sequence of one clone (GBSS17-1) was determined, including 1823 bp 5' flanking region. 2964 bp structure gene, and 641 bp 3' flanking region. It is highly homologious with reported GBSS gene sequence. In addition, the 730 bp most upstream sequence of 5' flanking region which was not reported previously contained stem and loop structures. The present result may provide some important information for further study in the molecular mechanism of organ specific gene expression.

Key words: Potato, Tuber-specific expression, Granule-bound starch synthase gene, Tuber

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