Biochemical characterization of TASSELSEED 2, an essential plant short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase with broad spectrum activities.

@article{Wu2007BiochemicalCO,
  title={Biochemical characterization of TASSELSEED 2, an essential plant short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase with broad spectrum activities.},
  author={Xiaoqiu Wu and Stefan Knapp and A. J. Stamp and David K. Stammers and Hans J{\"o}rnvall and Stephen L. Dellaporta and Udo C. T. Oppermann},
  journal={The FEBS journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={274 5},
  pages={1172-82}
}
The development of unisexual flowers in maize and other plants proceeds through selective elimination of floral organs in an initially bisexual floral meristem. The essential character of the tasselseed 2 gene (TS2) in this cell-death pathway has been established previously. Molecular cloning of TS2 reveals membership to the evolutionarily conserved superfamily of short-chain dehydrogenases/reductases, but its substrate specificity remained unknown. Recombinant TS2 protein was produced in… CONTINUE READING

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