Genetics and Molecular Biology
versión impresa ISSN 1415-4757
SANTELLI, Roberto V. y SIVIERO, Fábio. A search for homologues of plant photoreceptor genes and their signaling partners in the sugarcane expressed sequence tag (Sucest) database. Genet. Mol. Biol. [online]. 2001, vol.24, n.1-4, pp. 49-53. ISSN 1415-4757. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47572001000100008.
A search in the sugarcane expressed sequence tag (SUCEST) database for homologues of plant genes involved in photo-sensory mechanisms was carried out using the basic local alignment tool (BLAST). Our results shown that known elements (phytochromes, cryptochromes and phototoprin) present in Arabidopsis and other higher plants were detected with low e-values. We also searched for proteins interacting with photoreceptors in primary or downstream signaling events. One putative homologue for a protein postulated to be a primary element in phytochrome signaling pathways was identified, as were other candidates for downstream interacting factors.