Expressed sequence tags from Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus).

  title={Expressed sequence tags from Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus).},
  author={Jun Murata and Dorothee Bienzle and Jim E. Brandle and Christoph Sensen and Vincenzo De Luca},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  volume={580 18},
The Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) is well known to produce the chemotherapeutic anticancer agents, vinblastine and vincristine. In spite of its importance, no expressed sequence tag (EST) analysis of this plant has been reported. Two cDNA libraries were generated from RNA isolated from the base part of young leaves and from root tips to select… CONTINUE READING