- Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Hörnblad, Emma; Ulfstedt, Mikael; Ronne, Hans; Marchant, Alan
Conclusions: The fact that the Physcomitrella IRX10 (PpGT47A) protein can partially complement an Arabidopsis irx10 irx10-L double mutant suggests that it shares some function with the Arabidopsis proteins, but the lack of a phenotype in knockout lines shows that the function is not required for growth or development under normal conditions in Physcomitrella. In contrast, the Arabidopsis irx10 and irx10 irx10-L mutants have strong phenotypes indicating an important function in growth and development. We conclude that the evolution of vascular plants has been associated with a significant change or adaptation in the function of the IRX10 gene family.
Plant cell wall; Hemicellulose; Arabidopsis thaliana; Physcomitrella patens; Glycosyltransferases; Xylan
BMC Plant Biology
2013, Volume: 13
Publisher: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD