Evolutionary history and stress regulation of the lectin superfamily in higher plants

  title={Evolutionary history and stress regulation of the lectin superfamily in higher plants},
  author={Shuye Jiang and Zhigang Ma and Srinivasan Ramachandran},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
Lectins are a class of carbohydrate-binding proteins. They play roles in various biological processes. However, little is known about their evolutionary history and their functions in plant stress regulation. The availability of full genome sequences from various plant species makes it possible to perform a whole-genome exploration for further understanding their biological functions. Higher plant genomes encode large numbers of lectin proteins. Based on their domain structures and phylogenetic… CONTINUE READING


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