Characterization of expressed genes in the SLL2 region of self-compatible Arabidopsis thaliana

Yoshinobu Takada, Akiko Ito, Chie Ninomiya, Tomohiro Kakizaki, Yoshihito Takahata, Go Suzuki, Katsunori Hatakeyama, Kokichi Hinata, Hiroshi Shiba, Seiji Takayama, Akira Isogai, Masao Watanabe

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Self-incompatibility in Brassica species is regulated by a set of S-locus genes: SLG, SRK, and SP11/SCR. In the vicinity of the S-locus genes, several expressed genes, SLL2 and SP2/ClpP, etc., were identified in B. campestris. Arabidopsis thaliana is a self-compatible Brassica relative, and its complete genome has been sequenced. From comparison of the genomic sequences between B. campestris and A. thaliana, microsynteny between gene clusters of Arabidopsis and Brassica SLL2 regions was observed, though the S-locus genes, SLG, SRK, and SP11/SCR were not found in the region of Arabidopsis. Almost all genes predicted in this region of Arabidopsis were expressed in both vegetative and reproductive organs, suggesting that the genes in the SLL2 region might not be related to self-incompatibility. Considering the recent speculation that the S-locus genes were translocated as a single unit between Arabidopsis and Brassica, the translocation might have occurred in the region between the SLL2 and SP7 genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalDNA Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Expressed genes
  • Genomic organization
  • S locus
  • Synteny

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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