Recently a new member of the blue-light photoreceptor family, CRY-DASH, was reported in Arabidopsis, though its distinctive biological functions are still unclear. We characterized the CRY-DASH gene of tomato and evidenced that its mRNA is expressed in both seeds and adult organs showing diurnal and circadian fluctuations. Moreover, the CRY-DASH transcription pattern is altered in both in a cry1a mutant and in a transgenic CRY2 overexpressor suggesting that CRY-DASH regulation must be mediated at least partially by an interaction of CRY1a and CRY2 with the timekeeping mechanism. © 2006 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology
Facella, P., Lopez, L., Chiappetta, A., Bitonti, M. B., Giuliano, G., & Perrotta, G. (2006). CRY-DASH gene expression is under the control of the circadian clock machinery in tomato. FEBS Letters, 580(19), 4618 - 4624. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.febslet.2006.07.044