Characteristics of Plant Essential Genes Allow for within- and between-Species Prediction of Lethal Mutant Phenotypes.

@article{Lloyd2015CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of Plant Essential Genes Allow for within- and between-Species Prediction of Lethal Mutant Phenotypes.},
  author={John P Lloyd and Alexander E Seddon and Gaurav D Moghe and Matthew C Simenc and Shin-Han Shiu},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={2133-47}
}
Essential genes represent critical cellular components whose disruption results in lethality. Characteristics shared among essential genes have been uncovered in fungal and metazoan model systems. However, features associated with plant essential genes are largely unknown and the full set of essential genes remains to be discovered in any plant species. Here, we show that essential genes in Arabidopsis thaliana have distinct features useful for constructing within- and cross-species prediction… CONTINUE READING