Molecular cloning and identification of a putative tomato cationic amino acid transporter-2 gene that is highly expressed in stamens

  title={Molecular cloning and identification of a putative tomato cationic amino acid transporter-2 gene that is highly expressed in stamens},
  author={Yingwu Yang and Liting Yang and Zheng-guo Li},
  journal={Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC)},
Amino acid transporters are critical components of amino acid allocation processes in plants. However, they are not well known in tomato, a model for studying biological processes of fleshy fruits. In this study, a putative cationic amino acid transporter gene-2 (SlCAT2) from tomato was isolated and identified. The SlCAT2 gene encodes a deduced 650-amino-acid protein that shares high similarity to Arabidopsis AtCAT2 and poplar PtCAT2. The SlCAT2 protein contains 14 putative transmembrane… 
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