ZEBRA2, encoding a carotenoid isomerase, is involved in photoprotection in rice

@article{Chai2010ZEBRA2EA,
  title={ZEBRA2, encoding a carotenoid isomerase, is involved in photoprotection in rice},
  author={Chenglin Chai and Jun Fang and Yang Liu and Hongning Tong and Yanqing Gong and Yiqin Wang and Min Liu and Youping Wang and Qian Qian and Zhukuan Cheng and Chengcai Chu},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={75},
  pages={211-221}
}
“zebra” mutants have alternating green and chlorotic crossbands on leaf blades and are widely distributed in monocotyledonous crops. Most recently, we cloned the first responsible gene from rice, ZEBRA2, which also leads to the phenotype of rice preharvest sprouting. ZEBRA2, a single-copy gene in the rice genome, encodes a carotenoid isomerase (CRTISO), the key enzyme catalyzing the conversion of cis-lycopene to all-trans lycopene. ZEBRA2 shares high identity with known CRTISOs from other… CONTINUE READING