The LKA gene is a BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE 1 homolog of pea.

Brassinosteroids (BRs) are growth-promoting plant steroid hormones, and in garden pea (Pisum sativum L.), the lka mutant is defective in BR perception. Here, we show that LKA encodes P. sativum BRI1 (PsBRI1), a homolog of BRI1, which is the Arabidopsis leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase/BR receptor. PsBRI1 was isolated by screening a pea cDNA library… CONTINUE READING