Overexpression of a flower-specific aerolysin-like protein from the dioecious plant Rumex acetosa alters flower development and induces male sterility in transgenic tobacco (pages 58–72)
Susana Manzano, Zoraida Megías, Cecilia Martínez, Alicia García, Encarnación Aguado, Tarik Chileh, Diego López-Alonso, Federico García-Maroto, Eduard Kejnovský, Jiří Široký, Zdeněk Kubát, Tereza Králová, Boris Vyskot and Manuel Jamilena
Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13322
In Rumex acetosa, FEM32 gene encodes for a protein, whose structure and domains resembles those of the bacterial pore-forming toxins of the aerolysin superfamily. The detailed characterization of the FEM32 molecular structure, and its overexpression in tobacco have suggested that it is probably involved in the arrest of stamen development and in pollen sterility.