Widespread Occurrence of the Homologues of the Early Nodulin (ENOD) Genes in Oryza Species and Related Grasses uri icon

abstract

  • Eighty accessions representing 23 species from the genus Oryza were examined for the presence of homologues of early nodulin (ENOD) genes. Southern analyses indicated a widespread distribution of homologues of ENOD genes across all the genomes of rice as well as other monocots, The degree of cross-hybridization of the legume ENOD genes with sequences in the genomes of various species, as revealed by hybridization differentials measured in terms of signal intensities, however, suggests that the homologues of ENOD genes are conserved to varied extents in different Oryza species, The presence of homologues of ENOD genes in a wide variety of plant species denotes that the biological functions of early nodulins may be diverse, and not restricted to nodule organogenesis alone. The fact that ENOD gene homologues exist widely both in dicots and monocots provides evidence that these homologues have arisen from a common ancestral plant. (C) 1999 Academic Press.

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  • 1999
  • 1999
  • 1999