- Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Nilsson, Anders; Olsson, Tina; Ulfstedt, Mikael; Thelander, Mattias; Ronne, Hans
Conclusions: We conclude that the hexokinase gene family is more diverse in Physcomitrella, encoding two additional types of hexokinases that are absent in vascular plants. In particular, the presence of a cytosolic and nuclear hexokinase (type C) sets Physcomitrella apart from vascular plants, and instead resembles yeast, where all hexokinases localize to the cytosol. The fact that all moss hexokinases are more similar to each other than to hexokinases from vascular plants, even though both type A and type B hexokinases are present in all plants, further suggests that the hexokinase gene family in Physcomitrella has undergone concerted evolution.
BMC Plant Biology
2011, Volume: 11
Publisher: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD