Journal article

The plant glycosyltransferase clone collection for functional genomics

Jeemeng Lao, Ai Oikawa, Jennifer R Bromley, Peter McInerney, Anongpat Suttangkakul, Andreia M Smith-Moritz, Hector Plahar, Tsan-Yu Chiu, Susana M Gonzalez Fernandez-Nino, Berit Ebert, Fan Yang, Katy M Christiansen, Sara F Hansen, Solomon Stonebloom, Paul D Adams, Pamela C Ronald, Nathan J Hillson, Masood Z Hadi, Miguel E Vega-Sanchez, Dominique Loque Show all

The Plant Journal | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

The glycosyltransferases (GTs) are an important and functionally diverse family of enzymes involved in glycan and glycoside biosynthesis. Plants have evolved large families of GTs which undertake the array of glycosylation reactions that occur during plant development and growth. Based on the Carbohydrate-Active enZymes (CAZy) database, the genome of the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana codes for over 450 GTs, while the rice genome (Oryza sativa) contains over 600 members. Collectively, GTs from these reference plants can be classified into over 40 distinct GT families. Although these enzymes are involved in many important plant specific processes such as cell-wall and secondary metaboli..

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Grants

Awarded by Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, of the United States Department of Energy


Funding Acknowledgements

This work conducted by the Joint BioEnergy Institute was supported by the Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, of the United States Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.