ISOLATION AND EXPRESSION OF A CITRUS cDNA RELATED TO PEEL DAMAGE CAUSED BY POSTHARVEST STRESS CONDITIONS
In order to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying chilling injury in citrus fruits we have isolated, by differential screening of a cDNA library from Fortune flavedo, a number of cDNAs differentially expressed by low temperature. The 3c1 cDNA encoded a protein with shared sequence similarity to several proteins known or hypothesised to catalyse the transfer of an acyl group from an acyl-CoA substrate. The expression of this cDNA is fruit specific and in response to low temperature showed a different pattern in chilling-sensitive (Fortune and Navelate) and chilling-tolerant (Hernandina and Pinalate) citrus cultivars.
Sanchez-Ballesta, M.T., Lafuente, M.T., Granell, A. and Zacarias, L. (2001). ISOLATION AND EXPRESSION OF A CITRUS cDNA RELATED TO PEEL DAMAGE CAUSED BY POSTHARVEST STRESS CONDITIONS. Acta Hortic. 553, 293-296
chilling injury, Fortune mandarin, gene expression.