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Characterization of Expressed Genes in the <i>SLL2</i> Region of Self-Compatible <i>Arabidopsis thaliana</i>

Yoshinobu Takada, Akiko Ito, Chie Ninomiya, Tomohiro Kakizaki, Yoshihito Takahata, Go Suzuki, Katsunori Hatakeyama, Kokichi Hinata, Hiroshi Shiba, Seiji Takayama, Akira Isogai and Masao Watanabe

in DNA Research

Published on behalf of Kazusa DNA Research Institute

Volume 8, issue 5, pages 215-219
Published in print January 2001 | ISSN: 1340-2838
Published online January 2001 | e-ISSN: 1756-1663 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/dnares/8.5.215

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Self-incompatibility in Brassica species is regulated by a set of S-locus genes: SLG, SRK, and SP11/SCR. In the vicinity of the S-locus genes, several expressed genes, SLL2 and SP2/ClpP, etc., were identified in B. campestris. Arabidopsis thaliana is a self-compatible Brassica relative, and its complete genome has been sequenced. From comparison of the genomic sequences between B. campestris and A. thaliana, microsynteny between gene clusters of Arabidopsis and Brassica SLL2 regions was observed, though the S-locus genes, SLG, SRK, and SP11/SCR were not found in the region of Arabidopsis. Almost all genes predicted in this region of Arabidopsis were expressed in both vegetative and reproductive organs, suggesting that the genes in the SLL2 region might not be related to self-incompatibility. Considering the recent speculation that the S-locus genes were translocated as a single unit between Arabidopsis and Brassica, the translocation might have occurred in the region between the SLL2 and SP7 genes.

Keywords: Arabidopsis thaliana; expressed genes; genomic organization; S locus; synteny

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Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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