Genomic cloning and characterization of a Pto-like gene SsPto-2 from Solanum surattense

Beibei Huang, Xiaojun Liu, Xinglong Wang, Yan Pi, Hainian Zeng, Juan Lin, Jiong Fei, Xiaofen Sun, Kexuan Tang

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A Pro-like gene (designated as SsPto-2) was isolated from Solanum surattense by using genomic walker technology which encoded a cytoplasmically localized serine-threonine protein kinase. Analysis of the 2365 bp segment revealed a gene including a 905 bp 5′ flanking region, a 924 bp open reading frame (ORF) and a 536 bp 3′ flanking region. The deduced amino acid sequence of the SsPto-2 gene shared high homology with other known Ptos. The deduced SsPto-2 protein contained no signal peptide with a calculated molecular weight of 34.61 kDa. The analysis of SsPto-2 promoter region and terminator region was also presented. Semi-quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis revealed that SsPto-2 transcripts were up-regulated by defense-related factors such as gibberellic acid (GA3), salicylic acid (SA) and downregulated by darkness. The cloning of the SsPto-2 gene will allow us to further study its potential role in disease resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-287
Number of pages11
JournalDNA Sequence - Journal of DNA Sequencing and Mapping
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Expression
  • Genomic cloning
  • Promoter
  • Pto
  • Solanum surattense

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Endocrinology

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