Nucleotide Sequence of psbQ Gene for 16-kDa Protein of Oxygen-evolving Complex from Arabidopsis thaliana and Regulation of Its Expression

M. Grover
1999 DNA Research  
The psbQ gene encoding a 16-kDa polypeptide of the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II has been isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana and characterized. The gene consists of a 28 nucleotide long leader sequence, two introns and three exons encoding a 223-amino-acid precursor polypeptide. The first 75 amino acids act as a transit peptide for the translocation of the polypeptide into the thylakoid lumen. Expression studies show that the gene is light-inducible and expresses only in green
more » ... only in green tissues with high steady-state mRNA levels in leaves. Using this gene as a probe, restriction fragment length polymorphism between two ecotypes, Columbia and Estland, has also been detected.
doi:10.1093/dnares/6.3.173 pmid:10470848 fatcat:zlj626oiinfwpbhnw4yo2gnyta