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Waox1c  -  alternative oxidase

Triticum aestivum

 
 
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High impact information on Waox1c

  • The Waox1a and Waox1c loci were respectively assigned to the homoeologous group 2 and 6 chromosomes [1].
  • Southern blot analysis indicated that both Waox1a and Waox1c were located in at least three homoeologous loci and that additional AOX genes with lower homology were present in the genome of common wheat [1].
  • The data support a protective role of the mitochondria towards oxidative cell damage via the up-regulation of the alternative oxidase, and possibly also involving the up-regulated succinate dehydrogenase [2].

References

  1. Characterization of two non-homoeologous nuclear genes encoding mitochondrial alternative oxidase in common wheat. Takumi, S., Tomioka, M., Eto, K., Naydenov, N., Nakamura, C. Genes Genet. Syst. (2002) [Pubmed]
  2. Transcriptome analysis of senescence in the flag leaf of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Gregersen, P.L., Holm, P.B. Plant Biotechnol. J. (2007) [Pubmed]
 
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