Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 1003–1018

Plant cyclins: a unified nomenclature for plant A-, B- and D-type cyclins based on sequence organization

  • Jean-Pierre Renaudin
  • John H. Doonan
  • Donna Freeman
  • Junji Hashimoto
  • Heribert Hirt
  • Dirk Inzé
  • Thomas Jacobs
  • Hiroshi Kouchi
  • Pierre Rouzé
  • Margret Sauter
  • Arnould Savouré
  • David A. Sorrell
  • Venkatesan Sundaresan
  • James A. H. Murray
Invited Review

DOI: 10.1007/BF00041384

Cite this article as:
Renaudin, JP., Doonan, J.H., Freeman, D. et al. Plant Mol Biol (1996) 32: 1003. doi:10.1007/BF00041384

Abstract

The comparative analysis of a large number of plant cyclins of the A/B family has recently revealed that plants possess two distinct B-type groups and three distinct A-type groups of cyclins [1]. Despite earlier uncertainties, this large-scale comparative analysis has allowed an unequivocal definition of plant cyclins into either A or B classes. We present here the most important results obtained in this study, and extend them to the case of plant D-type cyclins, in which three groups are identified. For each of the plant cyclin groups, consensus sequences have been established and a new, rational, plant-wide naming system is proposed in accordance with the guidelines of the Commission on Plant Gene Nomenclature. This nomenclature is based on the animal system indicating cyclin classes by an upper-case roman letter, and distinct groups within these classes by an arabic numeral suffix. The naming of plant cyclin classes is chosen to indicate homology to their closest animal class. The revised nomenclature of all described plant cyclins is presented, with their classification into groups CycA1, CycA2, CycA3, CycB1, CycB2, CycD1, CycD2 and CycD3.

Key words

cyclins nomenclature 

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Renaudin
    • 1
  • John H. Doonan
    • 2
  • Donna Freeman
    • 3
  • Junji Hashimoto
    • 4
  • Heribert Hirt
    • 5
  • Dirk Inzé
    • 6
  • Thomas Jacobs
    • 7
  • Hiroshi Kouchi
    • 4
  • Pierre Rouzé
    • 6
  • Margret Sauter
    • 8
  • Arnould Savouré
    • 9
  • David A. Sorrell
    • 3
  • Venkatesan Sundaresan
    • 10
  • James A. H. Murray
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry and PhysiologyINRA/ENSAM/CNRSMontpellier Cedex 1France
  2. 2.Dept. of Cell BiologyJohn Innes CentreNorwichUK
  3. 3.Institute of BiotechnologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  4. 4.National Institute of Agrobiological ResourcesTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  5. 5.Institute of Microbiology and GeneticsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  6. 6.Laboratoire Associé de l'INRAUniversity of GentGentBelgium
  7. 7.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  8. 8.Institut für Allgemeine BotanikUniversitat HamburgHamburgGermany
  9. 9.Faculty of SciencesMolecular Biology LaboratoryAmiens CedexFrance
  10. 10.Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryCold Spring HarborUSA