Screening of wound-responsive genes identifies an immediate-early expressed gene encoding a highly charged protein in mechanically wounded tobacco plants.


In order to identify genes that are temporally and spatially regulated during wound response, a cDNA population in mechanically wounded tobacco leaves was screened by the fluorescence differential display method. Of 28 clones initially identified to have altered levels of transcripts within 3 h of wounding, eight were characterized. Although each clone… (More)