Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene structure, expression, and evolution in Nicotiana

@article{FukasawaAkada1996PhenylalanineAG,
  title={Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene structure, expression, and evolution in Nicotiana},
  author={Tomoko Fukasawa-Akada and Shain-dow Kung and John Charles Watson},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={711-722}
}
Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) catalyzes the first reaction in the general phenylpropanoid pathway leading to the production of phenolic compounds with a significant range of biological functions. A PAL gene we designated gPAL1, cloned from tobacco, consists of two exons separated by an intron of 1932 bp. Exon I, 398 bp, and exon II, 1747 bp, together encode a polypeptide of 715 amino acids. A putative TATA box and polyadenylation signal are found 144 bp upstream of the initiation codon and… CONTINUE READING