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Glyoxysomal malate synthase of cucumber: molecular cloning of a cDNA and regulation of enzyme synthesis during germination

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Smith, SM and Leaver, CJ, Glyoxysomal malate synthase of cucumber: molecular cloning of a cDNA and regulation of enzyme synthesis during germination, Plant Physiology, 81, (3) pp. 762-767. ISSN 0032-0889 (1986) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1986 American Society of Plant Biologists.

DOI: doi:10.1104/pp.81.3.762

Abstract

A cDNA clone for the glyoxysomal enzyme malate synthase was isolated from a cDNA library made with polyadenylated RNA from the cotyledons of germinating Cucumis sativus L. This cloned DNA sequence was used as a probe to characterize changes in the amounts of malate synthase gene transcripts in cotyledons of cucumber seeds grown both in the light and in the dark. Malate synthase gene transcripts increase in amount to a peak at day 3 or day 4, and thereafter decline. In the light, this rate of decline is significantly greater than in the dark. Measurement of the changes in the amounts of malate synthase by assaying enzyme activity directly, and by immunological reaction with a specific antiserum indicate that the developmentally regulated synthesis of malate synthase in germinating cucumber is brought about primarily by changes in the amount of malate synthase gene transcripts, rather than through a control of translation. Similarly, the effect of light on the amount of malate synthase correlates precisely with its effect on the abundance of malate synthase gene transcripts.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:glyoxysomal malate synthase, molecular cloning, cDNA, germination
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:101608
Year Published:1986
Web of Science® Times Cited:52
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-06-26
Last Modified:2015-09-24
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