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The Coenzyme A Biosynthetic Enzyme Phosphopantetheine Adenylyltransferase Plays a Crucial Role in Plant Growth, Salt/Osmotic Stress Resistance, and Seed Lipid Storage

Rubio, Silvia; Whitehead, Lynne; Larson, Tony; Graham, Ian A; Rodriguez, Pedro L


Coenzyme A (CoA) is an essential cofactor in the metabolism of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and a universal five-step pathway is utilized to synthesize CoA from pantothenate. Null mutations in two of the five steps of this pathway led to embryo lethality and therefore viable reduction-of-function mutations are required to further study its role in plant biology. In this article, we have characterized a viable Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) T-DNA mutant affected in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Physiology
DOI: 10.1104/pp.108.124057


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