Structure and vascular tissue expression of duplicated TERMINAL EAR1-like paralogues in poplar

Charon, Céline, Vivancos, Julien, Mazubert, Christelle, Paquet, Nicolas, Pilate, Gilles, & Dron, Michel (2009) Structure and vascular tissue expression of duplicated TERMINAL EAR1-like paralogues in poplar. Planta, 231(3), pp. 525-535.

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TERMINAL EAR1-like (TEL) genes encode putative RNA-binding proteins only found in land plants. Previous studies suggested that they may regulate tissue and organ initiation in Poaceae. Two TEL genes were identified in both Populus trichocarpa and the hybrid aspen Populus tremula × P. alba, named, respectively, PoptrTEL1-2 and PtaTEL1-2. The analysis of the organisation around the PoptrTEL genes in the P. trichocarpa genome and the estimation of the synonymous substitution rate for PtaTEL1-2 genes indicate that the paralogous link between these two Populus TEL genes probably results from the Salicoid large-scale gene-duplication event. Phylogenetic analyses confirmed their orthology link with the other TEL genes. The expression pattern of both PtaTEL genes appeared to be restricted to the mother cells of the plant body: leaf founder cells, leaf primordia, axillary buds and root differentiating tissues, as well as to mother cells of vascular tissues. Most interestingly, PtaTEL1-2 transcripts were found in differentiating cells of secondary xylem and phloem, but probably not in the cambium itself. Taken together, these results indicate specific expression of the TEL genes in differentiating cells controlling tissue and organ development in Populus (and other Angiosperm species).

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ID Code: 89211
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Cell differentiation; Gene evolution; Populus; TEL RNA-binding proteins; Vascular tissues
DOI: 10.1007/s00425-009-1066-4
ISSN: 1432-2048
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2015 02:15
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 03:12

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