Cucumis sativus L. WAX2 Plays a Pivotal Role in Wax Biosynthesis, Influencing Pollen Fertility and Plant Biotic and Abiotic Stress Responses.

@article{Wang2015CucumisSL,
  title={Cucumis sativus L. WAX2 Plays a Pivotal Role in Wax Biosynthesis, Influencing Pollen Fertility and Plant Biotic and Abiotic Stress Responses.},
  author={Wenjiao Wang and Xingwang Liu and Xinshuang Gai and Jiaojiao Ren and Xiaofeng Liu and Yanling Cai and Qian Wang and Huazhong Ren},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={56 7},
  pages={1339-54}
}
Cuticular waxes play an important part in protecting plant aerial organs from biotic and abiotic stresses. In previous studies, the biosynthetic pathway of cuticular waxes and relative functional genes has been researched and understood; however, little is known in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). In this study, we cloned and characterized an AtWAX2 homolog, CsWAX2, in cucumber and found that it is highly expressed in the epidermis, where waxes are synthesized, while subcellular localization… CONTINUE READING