The VirD2 protein of A. tumefaciens contains a C-terminal bipartite nuclear localization signal: implications for nuclear uptake of DNA in plant cells.

Here we show that the VirD2 protein of A. tumefaciens functions as a nuclear localizing protein in plant cells. The nuclear localization signal of VirD2 consists of two regions containing 4-5 basic amino acids (KRPR and RKRER), located within the C-terminal 34 amino acids. These regions conform to the KR/KXR/K motif required for numerous nuclear localized… CONTINUE READING