Cloning of an additional cDNA for the alternative oxidase in tobacco.


The alternative oxidase is a cyanide-insensitive terminal oxidase found in a variety of organisms although it is best characterized in plants. It branches from the Cyt chain at the level of ubiquinone and does not pump protons and is thus non-energy-conserving. In thermogenic floral appendages it plays a clear role in the volatilization of compounds to… (More)


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