Characterization of the calmodulin gene family in wheat: structure, chromosomal location, and evolutionary aspects

@article{Yang1996CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the calmodulin gene family in wheat: structure, chromosomal location, and evolutionary aspects},
  author={Tianyao Yang and Gregorio Segal and Shahal Abbo and Moshe Feldman and Hillel Fromm},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
  year={1996},
  volume={252},
  pages={684-694}
}
Calmodulin is a ubiquitous transducer of calcium signals in eukaryotes. In diploid plant species, several isoforms of calmodulin have been described. Here, we report on the isolation and characterization of calmodulin cDNAs corresponding to 10 genes from hexaploid (bread) wheat (Triticum aestivum). These genes encode three distinct calmodulin isoforms; one isoform is novel in that it lacks a conserved calcium binding site. Based on their nucleotide sequences, the 10 cDNAs were classified into… CONTINUE READING