Isolation of a cDNA encoding a 70 kDa heat-shock cognate protein expressed in vegetative tissues ofArabidopsis thaliana

A cDNA encoding a 70 kDa heat shock ‘cognate’ protein (hsc70) was isolated fromArabidopsis thaliana by using a rat hsc70 cDNA as probe. Sequence analysis demonstrated the conservation of functional domains and important amino acid residues among hsc70s in plants and animals. The expression of this gene was stress-inducible, and was found at a substantial… (More)