Populus GT43 family members group into distinct sets required for primary and secondary wall xylan biosynthesis and include useful promoters for wood modification.

@article{Ratke2015PopulusGF,
  title={Populus GT43 family members group into distinct sets required for primary and secondary wall xylan biosynthesis and include useful promoters for wood modification.},
  author={Christine Ratke and Prashant Mohan-Anupama Pawar and Vimal Kumar Balasubramanian and Marcel Naumann and Mathilda L{\"o}nn{\"a}s Duncranz and Marta Derba-Maceluch and Andr{\'a}s Gorzs{\'a}s and Satoshi Endo and In{\'e}s Ezcurra and Ewa J Mellerowicz},
  journal={Plant biotechnology journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={26-37}
}
The plant GT43 protein family includes xylosyltransferases that are known to be required for xylan backbone biosynthesis, but have incompletely understood specificities. RT-qPCR and histochemical (GUS) analyses of expression patterns of GT43 members in hybrid aspen, reported here, revealed that three clades of the family have markedly differing specificity towards secondary wall-forming cells (wood and extraxylary fibres). Intriguingly, GT43A and B genes (corresponding to the Arabidopsis IRX9… CONTINUE READING
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