Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 539–543

Nucleotide sequence and expression of a ripening and water stress-related cDNA from tomato with homology to the MIP class of membrane channel proteins

  • Rupert G. Fray
  • Andrew Wallace
  • Donald Grierson
  • Grantley W. Lycett
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF00024122

Cite this article as:
Fray, R.G., Wallace, A., Grierson, D. et al. Plant Mol Biol (1994) 24: 539. doi:10.1007/BF00024122

Abstract

The nucleotide sequence and derived amino acid sequence were determined for a full-length version of the tomato cDNA clone, pTOM75, the mRNA for which has previously been shown to accumulate in roots, ripening fruit and senescing leaves. Computer analysis of the predicted protein product, which we have named tomato ripening-associated membrane protein (TRAMP) indicates strong homology to known transmembrane channel proteins from other organisms. Northern analysis showed that this gene was induced by waterstress and that this induction was unaffected in an ABA-deficient genetic back-ground.

Key words

tomatoripening-relatedchannel proteinwater stressleaf senescencemembrane

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupert G. Fray
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrew Wallace
    • 1
    • 2
  • Donald Grierson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Grantley W. Lycett
    • 2
  1. 1.AFRC Research Group in Plant Gene RegulationUniversity of NottinghamLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.Department of Physiology and Environmental ScienceUniversity of NottinghamLoughboroughUK