Short Communication

Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 1213-1216

Lipid transfer protein genes of loblolly pine are members of a complex gene family

  • Claire S. KinlawAffiliated withInstitute of Forest Genetics, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service
  • , Suzanne M. GerttulaAffiliated withInstitute of Forest Genetics, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service
  • , M. Carol CarterAffiliated withInstitute of Forest Genetics, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service

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Abstract

A loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) cDNA with properties of a nonspecific lipid transfer protein (nsltp) is reported. In contrast to simple family structures reported for a variety of angiosperm nsltp genes, the putative pine nsltp gene is a member of a complex family.

Key words

cDNA gene families loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) nonspecific lipid transfer protein