Tanaka-Saito C

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Title : W14\/15 esterase gene haplotype can be a genetic landmark of cultivars and species of the genus Gentiana L - Hikage_2011_Mol.Genet.Genomics_285_47
Author(s) : Hikage T , Kogusuri K , Tanaka-Saito C , Watanabe S , Chiba S , Kume K , Doi H , Saitoh Y , Takahata Y , Tsutsumi K
Ref : Mol Genet Genomics , 285 :47 , 2011
Abstract : We have identified multiple alleles for a single gene termed W14/15. This gene encodes closely related but not identical proteins W14 and W15 that accumulate in overwinter buds of Gentiana triflora (Takahashi et al. in Breed Sci 56:39-46, 2006; Hikage et al. in Mol Genet Genomics 278:95-104, 2007). In this study, structural analysis of the W14/15 gene was carried out for 21 different gentian lines/cultivars consisting of 5 different species, to survey species- or line/cultivar-specific haplotypes. Within the samples examined, multiple variant forms were found. Those were categorized into seven major types (type I-VII) and ten subtypes based on the presence of three short insertion/deletion sites, three RFLP sites, and several SNP sites. Each line/cultivar had a distinct set of W14/15 gene variants for an allelic pair. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the W14/15 alleles cluster into groups that are characteristic of gentian species, i.e., G. triflora, G. scabra, G. pneumonanthe, G. septemfida and an unknown species other than the former four. In addition, within the same gentian species, different sets of haplotypes were found. Thus, the W14/15 alleles provide useful landmarks to resolve phylogenies of the genus or section Gentiana, as well as to analyze pedigree and breeding history of the cultivars derived from those Gentiana sp.
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PubMedSearch : Hikage_2011_Mol.Genet.Genomics_285_47
PubMedID: 20978911
Gene_locus related to this paper: gentr-a5a7n5

Title : Structure and allele-specific expression variation of novel alpha\/beta hydrolase fold proteins in gentian plants - Hikage_2007_Mol.Genet.Genomics_278_95
Author(s) : Hikage T , Saitoh Y , Tanaka-Saito C , Hagami H , Satou F , Shimotai Y , Nakano Y , Takahashi M , Takahata Y , Tsutsumi K
Ref : Mol Genet Genomics , 278 :95 , 2007
Abstract : Previously, we identified two closely related proteins termed W14 and W15 that were enriched in the overwinter buds of the gentian plant Gentiana triflora. Expression of the latter protein W15 has been implicated in its association with cold hardiness, because of its absence in a cold-sensitive mutant. Here, we characterized these two proteins and the genes encoding them. Amino acid sequences of the W14 and W15 proteins showed difference at only three amino acid positions, and both of them showed homologies to alpha/beta hydrolase fold superfamily. Consistently, GST-fused W14 and W15 proteins expressed in bacteria showed hydrolase activity toward 1-naphtyl acetate. Structural analysis of these two genes in seven different gentian strains/cultivars including an anther culture-derived homozygous diploid revealed that W14 and W15 genes are allelic. Three genotypes were found; two strains carried both alleles (W14/W15), one carried the W15 genes in both alleles (W15/W15), and others were homozygous of W14 (W14/W14). Interestingly, expression of the two proteins exhibited allele-specificity. In one W14/W15 strain, expression of the W15 allele was almost repressed. In addition, organ specific expression of the alleles was observed in different cultivars. These observations were discussed in relation to winter hardiness of the gentian plants.
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PubMedSearch : Hikage_2007_Mol.Genet.Genomics_278_95
PubMedID: 17429693
Gene_locus related to this paper: gentr-a5a7n5