Journal Article

Isolation and Mapping of <i>rFUS6</i>, a Rice Orthologue of <i>Arabidopsis Thaliana FUS6</i>

Xiaoying Huang, Xiping Wang, Hongwu Jia, Suhua Feng, Kaiming Cao and Chongrong Sun

in DNA Research

Published on behalf of Kazusa DNA Research Institute

Volume 6, issue 6, pages 375-379
Published in print January 1999 | ISSN: 1340-2838
Published online January 1999 | e-ISSN: 1756-1663 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/dnares/6.6.375

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COP9 complex is one of the most important components that act in repressing photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. FUS6 has been identified as one of eight subunits of the COP9 complex in Arabidopsis. Using Arabidopsis Fus6 cDNA as a probe, we screened a rice root cDNA library and a rice genomic library. A 1730-bp cDNA was obtained, which has an open reading frame corresponding to 441-amino-acid. This 441 amino acids putative protein has 67% identity with Arabidopsis COP11/FUS6 (AtFUS6) and 40% identity with human GPS1, an AtFUS6 orthologue. So we designated this novel gene as rFUS6. The 6.2-kb genomic sequence of rFUS6 was also obtained. Sequence comparison showed that the rFUS6 gene had six exons and five introns. Sequence inspection of the 5′-flanking region revealed the presence of some potential light-regulated cis-elements such as a G-box, GT-1 binding sites, and a TGACG motif. Southern hybridization with rice total DNA showed that rFUS6 was perhaps a single copy gene. The rFUS6 locus was mapped by hybridization with a rice BAC library membrane and the results showed that rFUS6 had a locus at 16.3 cM of chromosome 1.

Keywords: rFUS6; COP9 complex; light-regulated cis-elements; rice

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Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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