Shi, H., Wang, Y., Zhang, D., Chen, L. and Zhang, Y. 2015. Pear PIP1 gene is regulated during fruit development and is invovled in response to salicylic acid and ethylene. Can. J. Plant Sci. 95: 77-85. Plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs), a subfamily of aquaporins, are widely implicated in plant growth and development. A gene encoding a plasma membrane intrinsic protein and designated PpPIP1 was isolated from pear (Pyrus pyrifolia). Using PCR amplification techniques, the genomic clone corresponding to PpPIP1 was isolated and shown to contain three introns with typical GT/AG boundaries defining the splice junctions. The deduced PpPIP1 protein contains the conserved features of PIPs: six transmembrane a-helices, a major intrinsic protein domain, and a conserved asparagine-proline-alanine (NPA) signature sequence. Phylogenetic analyses clearly demonstrated that PpPIP1 has the highest homology with apple (Malus×domestica) MdPIP1a and Malus hupehensis MhPIP1-1. PpPIP1 transcripts were mainly detected in young leaves, shoots, petals and mesocarp of fruit, but a relatively low expression signal was detected in anthers. In particular, expression of PpPIP1 was developmentally regulated in fruit. Further study demonstrated that PpPIP1 expression in pear fruit was down-regulated by salicylic acid (SA) and up-regulated by ethylene. These data suggest that PpPIP1 may be involved in the response to SA and ethylene during fruit development, which would provide valuable information for water permeability studies in pear.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.