The protein translocation systems in plants- composition and variability on the example of Solanum lycopersicum

Inserted by: Puneet Paul


Puneet Paul, Stefan Simm, Andreas Blaumeiser, Klaus-Dieter Scharf, Sotirios Fragkostefanakis, Oliver Mirus and Enrico Schleiff


Protein translocation across membranes is a central process in all cells. In the past decades the molecular composition of the translocation systems in the membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum, peroxisomes, mitochondria and chloroplasts have been established based on the analysis of model organisms. Today, these results have to be transferred to other plant species. We bioinformatically determined the inventory of putative translocation factors in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) by orthologue search and domain architecture analyses. In addition, we investigated the diversity of such systems by comparing our findings to the model organisms Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Arabidopsis thaliana and 12 other plant species.


BMC Genomics


Mar 2013