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Dyneins motor on in plants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12453155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A recent report based on analysis of the Arabidopsis genome suggested that angiosperms do not contain the dynein microtubule motor. However, examination of the whole genome shotgun sequence for rice (Oryza sativa) has revealed that four dynein heavy chains are present in this monocot, indicating that the apparent lack of these sequences in Arabidopsis is not a general feature of angiosperm genomic organization. These observations also suggest that, in contrast to an earlier proposal, flowering plants may indeed use standard dynein-driven mechanisms to perform cellular transport activities that, in other organisms, employ the dynein motor
Stephen M King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Traffic (Copenhagen, Denmark)     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1398-9219     ISO Abbreviation:  Traffic     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-27     Completed Date:  2003-06-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100939340     Medline TA:  Traffic     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  930-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biochemistry, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, Connecticut 06030-3305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acid Sequence
Arabidopsis / metabolism
Chlamydomonas / metabolism
Cytoskeleton / metabolism
Dyneins / chemistry,  metabolism,  physiology*
Flagella / metabolism
Genome, Plant
Microtubules / metabolism
Molecular Sequence Data
Oryza sativa / metabolism
Protein Binding
Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
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