Journal article

A Fasciclin-Like Arabinogalactan-Protein (FLA) Mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana, fla1, Shows Defects in Shoot Regeneration

Kim L Johnson, Natalie AJ Kibble, Antony Bacic, Carolyn J Schultz

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The fasciclin-like arabinogalactan-proteins (FLAs) are an enigmatic class of 21 members within the larger family of arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs) in Arabidopsis thaliana. Located at the cell surface, in the cell wall/plasma membrane, they are implicated in many developmental roles yet their function remains largely undefined. Fasciclin (FAS) domains are putative cell-adhesion domains found in extracellular matrix proteins of organisms from all kingdoms, but the juxtaposition of FAS domains with highly glycosylated AGP domains is unique to plants. Recent studies have started to elucidate the role of FLAs in Arabidopsis development. FLAs containing a single FAS domain are importa..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by Australian Research Council grant (DP034545 to CJS and AB), and University of Melbourne, Albert Shimmins writing-up award (KLJ). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.