Unraveling the evolution and regulation of the alternative oxidase gene family in plants

@article{Pu2015UnravelingTE,
  title={Unraveling the evolution and regulation of the alternative oxidase gene family in plants},
  author={Xiao-jun Pu and Xin Lv and Honghui Lin},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={225},
  pages={331-339}
}
Alternative oxidase (AOX) is a diiron carboxylate protein present in all plants examined to date that couples the oxidation of ubiquinol with the reduction of oxygen to water. The predominant structure of AOX genes is four exons interrupted by three introns. In this study, by analyzing the genomic sequences of genes from different plant species, we deduced that intron/exon loss/gain and deletion of fragments are the major mechanisms responsible for the generation and evolution of AOX paralogous… CONTINUE READING

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