α-Expansins in the semiaquatic ferns Marsilea quadrifolia and Regnellidium diphyllum: evolutionary aspects and physiological role in rachis elongation

@article{Kim2000ExpansinsIT,
  title={α-Expansins in the semiaquatic ferns Marsilea quadrifolia and Regnellidium diphyllum: evolutionary aspects and physiological role in rachis elongation},
  author={Jong Hwa Kim and H. Jean Cho and Hans Kende},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2000},
  volume={212},
  pages={85-92}
}
To investigate the evolutionary history of expansins and their role in cell elongation in early land plants, we isolated two α-expansin genes, Mq-EXP1 and Rd-EXP1, respectively, from the semiaquatic ferns Marsilea quadrifolia L. and Regnellidium diphyllum Lindm. The deduced amino acid sequences of the fern expansins exhibit a high degree of identity to those of seed plants, showing that expansin genes were conserved during the evolution of vascular plants. Gel-blot analysis of M. quadrifolia… CONTINUE READING
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