Differences in cell type-specific expression of the gene Opaque 2 in maize and transgenic tobacco


The Opaque 2 (O2) gene encodes a transcriptional activator of the basic region/leucine zipper family, which controls the synthesis of a major storage protein class in maize endosperm, the 22 kDa α-zeins, and of several other non-zein polypeptides including b32. We demonstrate, by analysing O2 mRNAs in different organs of maize plants, that the O2 gene is… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00286691

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