The tomato plastidic fructokinase SlFRK3 plays a role in xylem development.

@article{Stein2016TheTP,
  title={The tomato plastidic fructokinase SlFRK3 plays a role in xylem development.},
  author={Ofer Stein and Hila Damari-Weissler and Francesca Secchi and Shimon Rachmilevitch and Marcelo A. German and Yelena Yeselson and Rachel Amir and Arthur A. Schaffer and Noel Michele Holbrook and Roni Aloni and Maciej Andrzej Zwieniecki and David Granot},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2016},
  volume={209 4},
  pages={1484-95}
}
Plants have two kinds of fructokinases (FRKs) that catalyze the key step of fructose phosphorylation, cytosolic and plastidic. The major cytosolic tomato FRK, SlFRK2, is essential for the development of xylem vessels. In order to study the role of SlFRK3, which encodes the only plastidic FRK, we generated transgenic tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) plants with RNAi suppression of SlFRK3 as well as plants expressing beta-glucoronidase (GUS) under the SlFRK3 promoter. GUS staining indicated SlFRK3… CONTINUE READING
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