• Investigation of PIC1 gene's role in iron homeostasis: bioinformatics and expression analyses in tomato and sorghum

    9 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Iron is a crucial micronutrient in plant metabolism; thus, iron homeostasis is critical for plant development. Permease in chloroplast 1 is the first protein determined in the chloroplast playing a role iron homeostasis. In the present study, the PIC1 gene was investigated at a genome-wide scale in four plant genomes; Arabidopsis , tomato, maize and sorghum. Based on the gene ontology database, 21 GO terms were found related to the PIC1 gene, most of which were involved in iron hemostasis and transport. The digital expression data revealed that the expression of the majority of...
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