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Titre du document / Document title

A second member of the Nicotiana glauca lipid transfer protein gene family, NgLTP2, encodes a divergent and differentially expressed protein

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

CAMERON Kimberly D. ; MOSKAL William A. ; SMART Lawrence B. ;

Résumé / Abstract

Multiple, highly similar members of the lipid transfer protein (LTP) family have been identified in Nicotiana glauca L. Here we describe four new members of the NgLTP gene family and further characterise one member. Three genes were isolated from a guard cell cDNA library and one (NgLTP2) was isolated from a genomic library. These four NgLTPs, as well as one described previously, NgLTP 1, share >83% amino acid similarity, but the deduced protein sequence of NgLTP2 lacks the last five residues compared with other LTPs. Since the DNA sequences of the five genes are nearly identical, techniques based on nucleic acid hybridisation or PCR amplification were not sufficient to resolve the expression of the individual genes with confidence. Therefore, we characterised the expression pattern of NgLTP2, the only NgLTP gene that was not found in the guard cell cDNA library, using an NgLTP2 promoter-GUS reporter assay. GUS activity driven by the NgLTP2 promoter was assayed in three species of transgenic plants as an indicator of the endogenous pattern of expression of this gene. GUS was strongly induced upon wounding, whereas NgLTP was induced by drought stress. Sequence analysis of the NgLTP2 promoter revealed cis-acting motifs associated with induction by wounding. Differential expression of the NgLTP gene family, revealed by the different expression patterns of NgLTP1 and NgLTP2, is further evidence that these genes have multiple functions in N. glauca.

Revue / Journal Title

Functional plant biology    ISSN  1445-4408 

Source / Source

2006, vol. 33, no2, pp. 141-152 [12 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Collingwood, AUSTRALIE  (2002) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16620, 35400013460218.0040

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