Genomic structure and expression of the pyruvate, orthophosphate dikinase gene of the dicotyledonous C4 plant Flaveria trinervia (Asteraceae)

@article{Rosche1995GenomicSA,
  title={Genomic structure and expression of the pyruvate, orthophosphate dikinase gene of the dicotyledonous C4 plant Flaveria trinervia (Asteraceae)},
  author={Elke Rosche and Peter Westhoff},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={29},
  pages={663-678}
}
Pyruvate orthophosphate dikinase (PPDK) is a key enzyme of C4 photosynthesis providing the acceptor molecule for the primary CO2 fixation in the mesophyll cells. Here we present the isolation and characterisation of the corresponding gene (termed pdk) from the C4 plant Flaveria trinervia (Asteraceae). Southern analysis indicates that in contrast to maize pdk sequences in F. trinervia are present as single copy. Sequence analysis of the entire gene reveals that its coding sequence is identical… CONTINUE READING