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Expression profiles of a tung tree phosphate transporter cdna and structural characteristics of the encoded protein

Zhou J., Yuan J., Long H., Tan X.


Plant phosphate transporters mediate phosphate acquisition, translocation, and recycling. A Vernicia fordii cDNA encoding a phosphate transporter was cloned using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid amplification of cDNA ends. The resulting cDNA named Vernicia fordii Phosphate Transporter­1;1 (VfPht1;1) encodes a predicted protein consisting of 533 amino acids. This protein, which was predicted to contain 12 transmembrane domains, is most similar (89,9 %) to a Ricinus communis predicted protein. The quantitative real­time PCR data revealed that VfPht1;1 is most highly expressed in mature leaf petioles. It is also highly expressed in seeds collected in June, when developing fruits require a large amount of phosphates. Our observations suggest that VfPht1;1 may have diverse functions related to phosphate uptake and translocation.

Key words: Vernicia fordii; phosphate transporter; VfPT1;1; gene cloning; gene expression

Tsitologiya i Genetika 2019, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 74-75

The Key Lab of Non­wood Forest Nurturing and Protection of the National Ministry of Education, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004

E-mail: tanxiaofengcn, zhoujunqin1234; yuanjunchina; longhx886

Zhou J., Yuan J., Long H., Tan X. Expression profiles of a tung tree phosphate transporter cdna and structural characteristics of the encoded protein, Tsitol Genet., 2019, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 74-75.

In "Cytology and Genetics":
Junqin Zhou, Jun Yuan, Hongxu Long, Xiaofeng Tan Expression Profiles of a Tung Tree Phosphate Transporter cDNA and Structural Characteristics of the Encoded Protein, Cytol Genet., 2019, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 162–168
DOI: 10.3103/S0095452719020105


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