Wound-Responsive Gene Expression in Poplars

  • Harvey D. BradshawJr.
  • Milton P. Gordon
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 210)


We have cloned cDNA copies of several transcripts specifically accumulating in the unwounded upper leaves of a hybrid poplar whose lower leaves were mechanically wounded. Of those cDNAs sequenced, two encode proteins with sequence similarity to plant endochitinases and another specifies a polypeptide similar to Kunitz trypsin inhibitors from legume seeds. Genomic clones of one of the chitinase gene families reveal a clustered organization of these genes on the poplar chromosomes.


Hybrid Poplar Legume Seed Kunitz Trypsin Inhibitor Biochemical Defense Transcriptional Control Element 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey D. BradshawJr.
    • 1
  • Milton P. Gordon
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Biochemistry SJ-70University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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