Weig, A R; Komor, E: The lipid-transfer protein C of Ricinus communis L.: Isolation of two cDNA sequences which are strongly and exclusiveley expressed in cotyledons after germination, Planta, 187, 367-371 (1992)
Differential screening of cDNA libraries from Ricinus communis L. cotyledons at the day 4 of germination against those at day 2 led to the isolation of two cDNA sequences which code for type C of the ""nonspecific lipid-transfer protein"". The two clones are nearly identical in the coding region, which in each case starts with a sequence coding for a signal peptide. In the non-coding regions there is only 40 % identity. Both clones are expressed only in the cotyledons and are strongly developmentally regulated, being exclusively expressed after the second day of germination with a maximum at days 4 and 5. No transcripts were found in the hypocotyls, roots or endosperm of seedlings and none in sink and source leaves of mature Ricinus plants.

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