Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 265–268 | Cite as

Nucleotide sequence and characterization of a maize cytoplasmic ribosomal protein S11 cDNA

  • Michel Lebrun
  • Georges Freyssinet
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We isolated a Zea mays cDNA encoding the 40S subunit cytoplasmic ribosomal protein S11. The nucleotide sequence was determined and the derived amino acid sequence compared to the corresponding Arabidopsis thaliana protein showing an homology of 90%. This ribosomal protein is encoded by a small multigene family of at least two members. The mRNA steady-state level is about one order of magnitude higher in rapidly growing parts of the plant such as the roots and shoots of seedlings compared to fully expanded leaf tissue.

Key words

cDNA sequence cytoplasmic ribosomes gene copy number ribosomal protein S11 steadystate mRNA level Zea mays 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Lebrun
    • 1
  • Georges Freyssinet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire VégétaleRhône-Poulenc AgrochimieLyonFrance

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