CRY-DASH gene expression is under the control of the circadian clock machinery in tomato

Paolo Facella, Loredana Lopez, Adriana Chiappetta, Maria Beatrice Bitonti, Giovanni Giuliano, Gaetano Perrotta

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4618 - 4624
Number of pages7
JournalFEBS Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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