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SKOR, a K+ channel identified in Arabidopsis, displays the typical hydrophobic core of the Shaker channel superfamily, a cyclic nucleotide-binding domain, and an ankyrin domain. Expression in Xenopus oocytes identified SKOR as the first member of the Shaker family in plants to be endowed with outwardly rectifying properties. SKOR expression is localized in(More)
Sexual reproduction in plants requires elongation of the pollen tube through the transmitting tissues toward the ovary. Tube growth rate is a major determinant of pollen competitive ability. We report that a K(+) channel of the Shaker family in Arabidopsis, SPIK, plays an important role in pollen tube development. SPIK was found to be specifically expressed(More)
A new regulatory pathway involved in plant response to oxidative stress was revealed using the iron-induced Arabidopsis ferritin AtFER1 as a model. Using pharmacological and genetic approaches, the DownSTream (DST) cis-acting element in the 3'-untranslated region of the AtFER1 mRNA was shown to be involved in the degradation of this transcript, and(More)
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