Opaque2 modifiers alter transcription of the 27-kDa γ-zein genes in maize

@article{Burnett1999Opaque2MA,
  title={Opaque2 modifiers alter transcription of the 27-kDa γ-zein genes in maize},
  author={Ronald J. Burnett and Brian A. Larkins},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
  year={1999},
  volume={261},
  pages={908-916}
}
Opaque2 modifier genes cause a two- to three-fold increase in the amount of γ-zein RNA and protein in maize kernels, and can convert the soft, starchy endosperm of an opaque2 mutant to a hard, vitreous phenotype. We analyzed several aspects of transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of γ-zein gene expression in wild-type, opaque2 and modified… CONTINUE READING