Characterization and expression of plasma and tonoplast membrane aquaporins in elongating cotton fibers

@article{Liu2008CharacterizationAE,
  title={Characterization and expression of plasma and tonoplast membrane aquaporins in elongating cotton fibers},
  author={Diqiu Liu and Lili Tu and Li Wang and Yunjing Li and Longfu Zhu and Xianlong Zhang},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={1385-1394}
}
Cotton fiber (Gossypium hirsutum L. and G. barbadense L.) is a good model for studies of plant cell elongation and cell wall biogenesis. Aquaporins are ancient membrane channel proteins that facilitate the permeation of water across biological membranes. We studied GhPIP1-2, encoding plasma membrane intrinsic protein, and GhγTIP1, encoding tonoplast intrinsic protein, during cotton fiber development. The full-length cDNAs of GhPIP1-2 and GhγTIP1 were obtained through 5′ RACE. The deduced amino… CONTINUE READING