alexa Comparative Genomic View of The Inositol-1,4,5-Trisphos
ISSN: 2329-9029

Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology
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Comparative Genomic View of The Inositol-1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor in Plants

Koji Mikami*
Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, 3-1-1 Minato-cho, Hakodate 041 - 8611, Japan
Corresponding Author : Koji Mikami
Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
Hokkaido University, 3-1-1 Minato-cho
Hakodate 041 - 8611, Japan
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Received July 17, 2014; Accepted September 08, 2014; Published September 15, 2014
Citation: Mikami K (2014) Comparative Genomic View of The Inositol-1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor in Plants. J Plant Biochem Physiol 2:132. doi: 10.4172/2329-9029.1000132
Copyright: © 2014 Mikami K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author andsource are credited.
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Abstract

Terrestrial plants lack inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptor regulating transient Ca2+ increase to activate cellular Ca2+-dependent physiological events. To understand an evolutional route of the loss of the IP3 receptor gene, conservation of the IP3 receptor gene in algae was examined in silico based on the accumulating information of genomes and expression sequence tags. Results clearly demonstrated that the lack of the gene was observed in Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta except for Volvocales and Streptophyta. It was therefore hypothesized that the plant IP3 receptor gene was eliminated from the genome at multiple occasions; after divergence of Chlorophyta and Rhodophyta and of Chlorophyta and Charophyta.

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