HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 1 (1998)

Physical localization of phyA and rbcS genes in rice

Xuezhi Bi | Nan Ren | Lihua Liu | Kecheng Cheng | Yunchun Song

Discipline: Agriculture, Genetics



Phytochrome is an important photo-receptor and regulates many growth and development processes in plants (Thompson and White 1991, Furuya 1993, Terzaghi and Cashmore, 1995). Ribulose-1.5-bisphosphate carboxylase (Rubisco) small subunit genes (rbcS) are regulated developmentally by light (Tobin and Silverthorne 1985, Gilmartin et al 1990). Both genes (phyA and rbcS) coding for phytochrome and Rubisco SSU are functionally related.