An Arabidopsis gene encoding a Ca2+ -binding protein is induced by abscisic acid during dehydration

Seiji Takahashi, Takeshi Katagiri, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Kazuo Shinozaki

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An Arabidopsis thaliana RD20 cDNA, which was isolated as one of drought-inducible genes, encodes a putative protein with a conserved EF-hand Ca2+-binding domain. The recombinant RD20 protein was shown to bind Ca2+. The transcription of RD20 gene was induced not only by drought but also by ABA and high salinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)898-903
Number of pages6
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • ABA
  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Calcium
  • Drought-inducible genes
  • EF-hand protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology


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