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Cloning, Spatiotemporal Expression and Prokaryotic Expression of ACC Oxidase Gene (BnACO2) in Ramie  

Jinfeng Luo1 , Wenxian Peng1 , Xu Xiao1 , Lijun Xue1 , Hucheng Xing1,2
1 Ramie Research Institute, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha 410128, China
2 Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Germplasm Resource Innovation and Resource Utilization, Changsha, 410128, China
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Plant Gene and Trait, 2021, Vol. 12, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/pgt.2021.12.0001
Received: 03 Jan., 2021    Accepted: 07 Jan., 2021    Published: 15 Jan., 2021
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Luo J.F., Peng W.X., Xiao X., Xue L.J., and Xing H.C., 2021, Cloning and characterization of ACC Oxidase gene (BnACO2) from Ramie (Boehmeria nivea), Plant Gene and Trait, 12(1): 1-11 (doi: 10.5376/pgt.2021.12.0001)


ACC oxidase (ACO) is a key enzyme in ethylene synthesis pathway. This study by rt-pcr with RACE technology get a ACO gene cloning, named BnACO2, total length of the gene cDNA sequence is 1 377 bp, the open reading frame of 957 bp, coded 318 amino acid polypeptide, predict its molecular weight and isoelectric point (pl) 36.145 kD and 5.60, respectively, bioinformatics analysis showed that BnACO2 no encoding protein signal peptide and transmembrane domain structure, subcellular localization in the cytoplasm. The similarity of ACO gene nucleotide sequence and amino acid sequence was more than 82% and 84% respectively. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the ACO gene was closely related to jute and hemp. Real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR analysis showed that BnACO2 gene was expressed in all parts of ramie, especially in female flower buds. The prokaryotic expression vector PQe-BnACO2 was successfully constructed by double enzyme digestion. At 37°C, 1.0mmol/L IPTG induced PQe-BnACO2 to express the target protein, and the molecular weight of the induced protein was about 36.15kda, which was consistent with the predicted protein size. This lays the foundation for further study on the function of BnACO2 gene.

Ramie; ACC oxidase; Clone; Expression
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