Characterization of a family of Arabidopsis genes related to xyloglucan fucosyltransferase1.

@article{Sarria2001CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a family of Arabidopsis genes related to xyloglucan fucosyltransferase1.},
  author={R Sarria and T A Wagner and M A O'Neill and A Faik and C G Wilkerson and K Keegstra and Natasha V. Raikhel},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={127 4},
  pages={1595-606}
}
To understand primary cell wall assembly in Arabidopsis, we have focused on identifying and characterizing enzymes involved in xyloglucan biosynthesis. Nine genes (AtFUT2-10) were identified that share between 47% and 62% amino acid similarity with the xyloglucan-specific fucosyltransferase AtFUT1. Reverse transcriptase-PCR analysis indicates that all these genes are expressed. Bioinformatic analysis predicts that these family members are fucosyltransferases, and we first hypothesized that some… CONTINUE READING