The S Gene Family: Genes with Diverse Structures and Functions

  • June B. Nasrallah
  • Mikhail E. Nasrallah
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 81)


The analysis of the self-incompatibility system of Brassica and the isolation of genes derived from the self-incompatibility or S locus has led to the identification of a group of related sequences that is rapidly becoming an extended family. Members of this S gene family have now been reported in Brassica, Arabidopsis, and maize. Thus, this family appears to be ubiquitous in plants, and S genes may yet be discovered in a large number of plant species in both dicots and monocots.


Secrete Form Protein Kinase Gene Receptor Protein Kinase 5LR1 5LR2 Transmembrane Protein Kinase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • June B. Nasrallah
    • 1
  • Mikhail E. Nasrallah
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Plant Biology, Division of Biological SciencesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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