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CESA2  -  cellulose synthase A catalytic subunit 2...

Arabidopsis thaliana

Synonyms: ATCESA2, ATH-A, CELLULOSE SYNTHASE, T22F8.250, T22F8_250, ...
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  • We report here the molecular cloning and characterization of a new full-length cellulose synthase (CesA) cDNA, PtrCesA2 from aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees [10].
  • Genetic mapping, complementation analysis, and sequence analysis revealed that CEV1 is the cellulose synthase CeSA3 [22].
  • To define the specific cell types expressing these CesA genes, we explored the natural distribution patterns of PtrCesA3 and PtrCesA4 transcripts in a variety of aspen organs, such as leaves, petiole, stem, and roots, using in situ hybridization with hypervariable region-specific antisense riboprobes [23].


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  13. Modifications of cellulose synthase confer resistance to isoxaben and thiazolidinone herbicides in Arabidopsis Ixr1 mutants. Scheible, W.R., Eshed, R., Richmond, T., Delmer, D., Somerville, C. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2001) [Pubmed]
  14. Resistance against herbicide isoxaben and cellulose deficiency caused by distinct mutations in same cellulose synthase isoform CESA6. Desprez, T., Vernhettes, S., Fagard, M., Refrégier, G., Desnos, T., Aletti, E., Py, N., Pelletier, S., Höfte, H. Plant Physiol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  15. The experimental herbicide CGA 325'615 inhibits synthesis of crystalline cellulose and causes accumulation of non-crystalline beta-1,4-glucan associated with CesA protein. Peng, L., Xiang, F., Roberts, E., Kawagoe, Y., Greve, L.C., Kreuz, K., Delmer, D.P. Plant Physiol. (2001) [Pubmed]
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  20. Knockout of the AtCESA2 Gene Affects Microtubule Orientation and Causes Abnormal Cell Expansion in Arabidopsis. Chu, Z., Chen, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Z., Zheng, N., Yin, B., Yan, H., Zhu, L., Zhao, X., Yuan, M., Zhang, X., Xie, Q. Plant Physiol. (2007) [Pubmed]
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  22. The Arabidopsis mutant cev1 links cell wall signaling to jasmonate and ethylene responses. Ellis, C., Karafyllidis, I., Wasternack, C., Turner, J.G. Plant Cell (2002) [Pubmed]
  23. Differential expression patterns of two cellulose synthase genes are associated with primary and secondary cell wall development in aspen trees. Kalluri, U.C., Joshi, C.P. Planta (2004) [Pubmed]
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