An update on the nomenclature for the cellulose synthase genes in Populus

Manoj Kumar, Shivegowda Thammannagowda, Vincent Bulone, Vincent Chiang, Kyung-Hwan Han, Chandrashekhar P. Joshi, Shawn D. Mansfield, Ewa Mellerowicz, Bjorn Sundberg, Tuula Teeri, Brian E. Ellis*

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Abstract

Cellulose synthase (CesA) is a central catalyst in the generation of the plant cell wall biomass and is, therefore, the focus of intense research. Characterization of individual CesA genes from Populus species has led to the publication of several different naming conventions for CesA gene family members in this model tree. To help reduce the resulting confusion, we propose here a new phylogeny-based CesA nomenclature that aligns the Populus CesA gene family with the established Arabidopsis thaliana CesA family structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
JournalTRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • BLACK COTTONWOOD
  • WOOD FORMATION
  • CELL-WALLS
  • BIOSYNTHESIS
  • TRICHOCARPA
  • COMPLEXES
  • SEQUENCE
  • POPLAR
  • SUPERFAMILY
  • ARABIDOPSIS

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