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Calmodulin-like protein from the fern Anemia phyllitidis L. Sw.

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Abstract

Spores and prothallia of the fern Anemia phyllitidis L. Sw. contain a protein which in its physicochemical properties corresponds largely to calmodulin. It shows immunoreactivity with a calmodulin antiserum and activates bovine brain phosphodiesterase. Its content increases during the early processes of light-induced spore germination, indicating that the Ca2+-dependence of these processes may be mediated by this protein.

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Abbreviations

EGTA:

ethylene, glycol-bis(β-aminoethyl ether)-N,N,N′,N′-tetraacetic acid

RIA:

radioimmunoassay

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Föhr, K.J., Enßle, M. & Schraudolf, H. Calmodulin-like protein from the fern Anemia phyllitidis L. Sw.. Planta 171, 127–129 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00395075

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Key words

  • Anemia
  • Calmodulin
  • Fern (sporegermination)