Cloning and characterization of a maize SnRK2 protein kinase gene confers enhanced salt tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis

@article{Ying2011CloningAC,
  title={Cloning and characterization of a maize SnRK2 protein kinase gene confers enhanced salt tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis},
  author={Sheng Ying and Deng-Feng Zhang and Hui-yong Li and Ying-hui Liu and Yun-su Shi and Yan-chun Song and Tianyu Wang and Yu Li},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={30},
  pages={1683-1699}
}
SnRK2 (sucrose non-fermenting 1-related protein kinases 2) represents a unique family of protein kinase in regulating signaling transduction in plants. Although the regulatory mechanisms of SnRK2 have been well demonstrated in Arabidopsis thaliana, their functions in maize are still unknown. In our study, we cloned an SnRK2 gene from maize, ZmSAPK8, which encoded a putative homolog of the rice SAPK8 protein. ZmSAPK8 had two copies in the maize genome and harbored eight introns in its coding… CONTINUE READING
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