Can heterotrimeric G proteins help to feed the world?

Botella, Jose Ramon (2012) Can heterotrimeric G proteins help to feed the world?. Trends in Plant Science, 17 10: 563-568. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2012.06.002


Author Botella, Jose Ramon
Title Can heterotrimeric G proteins help to feed the world?
Journal name Trends in Plant Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-1385
1878-4372
Publication date 2012-10
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.tplants.2012.06.002
Volume 17
Issue 10
Start page 563
End page 568
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Recently, two important yield quantitative trait loci (QTLs), GS3 and DEP1, have been cloned in rice (Oryza sativa). Although their relationship has not been established in the ‘rice literature’, a recent report identified them as heterotrimeric G protein γ subunits. This identification has profound consequences for our current understanding of both QTLs and the plant G protein signaling network and this opinion article discusses how manipulation of G protein signaling may lead to yield improvements in rice and other crop species. Finally, a mechanistic model to explain the seemingly conflicting phenotypes produced by different GS3 and DEP1 alleles is proposed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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