Journal article

The genetics and transcriptional profiles of the cellulose synthase-like HvCslF gene family in barley

Rachel A Burton, Stephen A Jobling, Andrew J Harvey, Neil J Shirley, Diane E Mather, Antony Bacic, Geoffrey B Fincher

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY | AMER SOC PLANT BIOLOGISTS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Cellulose synthase-like CslF genes have been implicated in the biosynthesis of (1,3;1,4)-beta-d-glucans, which are major cell wall constituents in grasses and cereals. Seven CslF genes from barley (Hordeum vulgare) can be divided into two classes on the basis of intron-exon arrangements. Four of the HvCslF genes have been mapped to a single locus on barley chromosome 2H, in a region corresponding to a major quantitative trait locus for grain (1,3;1,4)-beta-d-glucan content. The other HvCslF genes map to chromosomes 1H, 5H, and 7H, and in two cases the genes are close to other quantitative trait loci for grain (1,3;1,4)-beta-d-glucan content. Spatial and temporal patterns of transcription of ..

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