The temporal and spatial transcription pattern in root nodules of Vicia faba nodulin genes encoding glycine-rich proteins

The temporal and spatial transcription pattern in root nodules of Vicia faba nodulin genes... Four different transcript sequences encoding gene products with an unusually high glycine content were identified in Vicia faba root nodules. Northern blot analysis revealed a strong nodule specific expression of the corresponding genes. Time course experiments showed that two of these genes were transcribed before the onset of leghemoglobin expression and hence were designated VfENOD-GRP2 and VfENOD-GRP5, whereas the first detection of VfNOD-GRP1 and VfNOD-GRP4 transcripts coincided with the appearance of leghemoglobin transcripts in V. faba root nodules. A characteristic feature of all encoded nodulins was a hydrophobic N-terminus, which in the case of the nodulins ENOD-GRP2 and ENOD-GRP5 has the characteristics of a signal peptide. Such a structure is comparable to other plant glycine-rich proteins described as components of the plant cell wall. Based on tissue print hybridizations, we found that VfNOD-GRP1, VfENOD-GRP2 and VfNOD-GRP4 were expressed in the interzone II-III and in the whole nitrogen-fixing zone III. In contrast to VfENOD-GRP2 and VfNOD-GRP4, the signal intensity of hybridizing VfNOD-GRP1 transcripts was slightly reduced in the more proximal part of broad bean root nodules. Apart from the interzone II-III and the nitrogen fixing zone III, VfENOD-GRP5 RNA was also detected in large areas of the prefixing zone II. Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

The temporal and spatial transcription pattern in root nodules of Vicia faba nodulin genes encoding glycine-rich proteins

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
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