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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(12), 1884; doi:10.3390/ijms17121884

A Jacalin-Related Lectin Regulated the Formation of Aerial Mycelium and Fruiting Body in Flammulina velutipes

Mycological Research Center, College of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
College of Food Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Academic Editor: Cheorl-Ho Kim
Received: 27 September 2016 / Revised: 2 November 2016 / Accepted: 8 November 2016 / Published: 28 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology)
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Flammulina velutipes, one of the most popular mushroom species in the world, has been recognized as a useful model system to study the biochemical and physiological aspects of the formation and elongation of fruit body. However, few reports have been published on the regulation of fruiting body formation in F. velutipes at the molecular level. In this study, a jacalin-related lectin gene from F. velutipes was characterized. The phylogenetic tree revealed that Fv-JRL1 clustered with other basidiomycete jacalin-like lectins. Moreover, the transcriptional pattern of the Fv-JRL1 gene in different developmental stages of F. velutipes implied that Fv-JRL1 could be important for formation of fruit body. Additionally, RNA interference (RNAi) and overexpression analyses provided powerful evidence that the lectin gene Fv-JRL1 from F. velutipes plays important roles in fruiting body formation. View Full-Text
Keywords: mushroom; overexpression; RNAi; transformation mushroom; overexpression; RNAi; transformation

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Lu, Y.-P.; Chen, R.-L.; Long, Y.; Li, X.; Jiang, Y.-J.; Xie, B.-G. A Jacalin-Related Lectin Regulated the Formation of Aerial Mycelium and Fruiting Body in Flammulina velutipes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1884.

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