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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16(9), 22402-22414;

Structure Conservation and Differential Expression of Farnesyl Diphosphate Synthase Genes in Euphorbiaceous Plants

Key Laboratory of Tropical Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou 571101, China
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Academic Editor: Marcello Iriti
Received: 31 July 2015 / Revised: 1 September 2015 / Accepted: 6 September 2015 / Published: 15 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Molecular Biology)
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Farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPS) is a key enzyme of isoprenoids biosynthesis. However, knowledge of the FPSs of euphorbiaceous species is limited. In this study, ten FPSs were identified in four euphorbiaceous plants. These FPSs exhibited similar exon/intron structure. The deduced FPS proteins showed close identities and exhibited the typical structure of plant FPS. The members of the FPS family exhibit tissue expression patterns that vary among several euphorbiaceous plant species under normal growth conditions. The expression profiles reveal spatial and temporal variations in the expression of FPSs of different tissues from Euphorbiaceous plants. Our results revealed wide conservation of FPSs and diverse expression in euphorbiaceous plants during growth and development. View Full-Text
Keywords: farnesyl diphosphate synthase; Euphorbiaceae; gene expression; development farnesyl diphosphate synthase; Euphorbiaceae; gene expression; development

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Guo, D.; Li, H.-L.; Peng, S.-Q. Structure Conservation and Differential Expression of Farnesyl Diphosphate Synthase Genes in Euphorbiaceous Plants. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 22402-22414.

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