Expression of SERK family receptor-like protein kinase genes in rice

Yukihiro Ito, Kazuhiko Takaya, Nori Kurata

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Some SERK-family receptor-like protein kinase genes have been shown to confer embryonic competence to cells. In this study, we isolated two novel rice genes, OsSERK1 and OsSERK2, belonging to the SERK-family. OsSERK2 showed constitutive expression. The OsSERK1 promoter showed reporter gene activities in some specific tissues in a germinating seed, leaf and root, but not in a developing embryo. This promoter activity suggests that OsSERK1 may have roles in non-embryonic tissues rather than in the embryo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
JournalBBA - Gene Structure and Expression
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sept 25


  • Embryogenesis
  • Gene expression
  • Receptor-like protein kinase
  • Rice
  • SERK


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