WRINKLED1, A Ubiquitous Regulator in Oil Accumulating Tissues from Arabidopsis Embryos to Oil Palm Mesocarp

@inproceedings{Ma2013WRINKLED1AU,
  title={WRINKLED1, A Ubiquitous Regulator in Oil Accumulating Tissues from Arabidopsis Embryos to Oil Palm Mesocarp},
  author={W. T. Ma and Que Kong and Vincent Arondel and Aruna Kilaru and Philip D Bates and Nicholas A. Thrower and Christoph Benning and John B. Ohlrogge},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Wrinkled1 (AtWRI1) is a key transcription factor in the regulation of plant oil synthesis in seed and non-seed tissues. The structural features of WRI1 important for its function are not well understood. Comparison of WRI1 orthologs across many diverse plant species revealed a conserved 9 bp exon encoding the amino acids "VYL". Site-directed mutagenesis of amino acids within the 'VYL' exon of AtWRI1 failed to restore the full oil content of wri1-1 seeds, providing direct evidence for an… CONTINUE READING