Molecular genetics of the maize (Zea mays L.) aspartate kinase-homoserine dehydrogenase gene family.

@article{Muehlbauer1994MolecularGO,
  title={Molecular genetics of the maize (Zea mays L.) aspartate kinase-homoserine dehydrogenase gene family.},
  author={Gary J Muehlbauer and David a. Somers and Benjamin F. Matthews and Burle G. Gengenbach},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={1303-12}
}
Aspartate kinase (AK) and homoserine dehydrogenase (HSDH) are enzymes in the aspartate-derived amino acid biosynthetic pathway. Recent biochemical evidence indicates that an AK-HSDH bifunctional enzyme exists in maize (Zea mays L.). In this report, we characterize three genes that encode subunits of AK-HSDH. Two cDNAs, pAKHSDH1 and pAKHSDH2, containing the full-coding sequence, and one partial cDNA, pAKHSDH3, encode amino acid sequences similar to the reported monofunctional AK and HSDH enzymes… CONTINUE READING