Characterization of the maize OHP1 gene: evidence of gene copy variability among inbreds.

@article{Pysh1996CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the maize OHP1 gene: evidence of gene copy variability among inbreds.},
  author={Leonard D. Pysh and Robert J. Schmidt},
  journal={Gene},
  year={1996},
  volume={177 1-2},
  pages={203-8}
}
The maize proteins Opaque-2 (O2) and OHP1 are members of the bZIP class of transcriptional regulatory proteins. The genomic organizations of the O2 and OHP1 genes are conserved in terms of the number and placement of introns which suggests a common evolutionary origin. The organization of O2 and OHP1 contrasts with the maize bZIP protein gene OBF1, which lacks introns, suggesting that there exist at least two evolutionary paths for bZIP genes in maize. The OHP1 gene is located on chromosome 1L… CONTINUE READING