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Plant Mol Biol. 1996 Apr;31(1):35-44.

A vicilin-like seed protein of cycads: similarity to sucrose-binding proteins.

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Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Gatersleben, Germany.

Abstract

Seed storage globulins of the 7S and 11S type are synthesized in the seeds of angiosperms and gymnosperms. We have isolated and characterized a vicilin-like gene expressed in the cycad Zamia furfuraceae. Sequence comparisons reveal clear similarities to a sucrose-binding protein isolated from soybean. We suggest the existence of a superfamily of related genes including both vicilin-like and legumin-like seed globulin genes as well as genes coding for spherulins, germins and sucrose-binding-proteins.

PMID:
8704157
DOI:
10.1007/bf00020604
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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