J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1996, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (9): -.

• Research Articles •    

Cloning and Structure Analysis of rbcS Gene from Wild Soybean

Cao Kai-ming, Yuan Wei-ming, Zhan Shu-xuan, Gu Qi-min and Xu Bao   

Abstract: About 1 kb fragment of rbcS (ribulose 1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase small subunit) gene in wild soybean (Glycine soja, Ji 50017) was amplified from total DNA by PCR assay. Sequence analysis of the fragment indicated that 1089 bp sequenced included the whole coding region for Rubisco small snbunit. The rbcS gene in wild soybean encoded a precursor composed of a transit peptide of 55 amino acids and a mature protein of 123 amino acids. There were two introns found in the rbcS gene as other dicotyledonous species previously sequenced. Comparison of DNA sequences showed high degree homology of rbcS genes between wild soybean and cultivated soybean (Glycine max var. wayne). Some changes of amino acids emerged from the diverse nucleotides did not affect the function of the small subunit. These results may contribute some basic data in molecular biology to study the origin and evolution of soybean.

Key words: Wild soybean, rbcS gene, Nucleotide sequence, Homology comparison

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