Unusual and Typical Features of a Novel Restorer-of-Fertility Gene of Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris L.)

@inproceedings{Matsuhira2012UnusualAT,
  title={Unusual and Typical Features of a Novel Restorer-of-Fertility Gene of Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris L.)},
  author={Hiroaki Matsuhira and Hiroyo Kagami and Masayuki Kurata and Kazuyoshi Kitazaki and Muneyuki Matsunaga and Yuko Hamaguchi and Eiki Hagihara and Minoru Ueda and Michiyo Harada and Aki Muramatsu and Rika Yui-Kurino and Kazunori Taguchi and Hideto Tamagake and Tetsuo Mikami and Tomohiko Kubo},
  booktitle={Genetics},
  year={2012}
}
Male gametogenesis in plants can be impaired by an incompatibility between nuclear and mitochondrial genomes, termed cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). A sterilizing factor resides in mitochondria, whereas a nuclear factor, Restorer-of-fertility (Rf), restores male fertility. Although a majority of plant Rf genes are thought to encode a family of RNA-binding proteins called pentatrico-peptide repeat (PPR) proteins, we isolated a novel type of Rf from sugar beet. Two BACs and one cosmid clone… CONTINUE READING