Characterization of the full-length sequences of phospholipase A2 induced during flower development

Ji Young Kim, Young Soo Chung, Sung Han Ok, Sang Gak Lee, Won Il Chung, Ick Young Kim, Jeong Sheop Shin

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The suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) method was used to isolate developmentally regulated genes during carnation flower maturation. Carnation flower maturation-related clones obtained by the SSH were serially assigned as CFMI (carnation flower maturation-induced) clones. Northern blot analysis showed that several CFMI clones were differentially expressed during flower development. One of the clones, CFMI-3, showed similarity to various animal secretory phospholipases A2 (PLA2). Since little is known about PLA2 gene sequence in plant species, the CFMI-3 clone was selected for further characterization by sequence analysis. Full sequence analysis reveals that the CFMI-3 contains a Ca2+ binding domain, a PLA2 active site, and 12 conserved Cys residues, which is a distinct characteristic of PLA2. Amino acid sequence alignment of CFMI-3 to various putative plant PLA2 confirmed that the CFMI-3 cDNA is the full-length putative PLA2 cDNA identified in plant species. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-392
Number of pages4
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Gene Structure and Expression
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 23


  • Carnation flower
  • Differential gene expression
  • Flower maturation
  • Phospholipase A
  • Suppression subtractive hybridization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics


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