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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2015-04-28 07:56 UTC (didier.breyer@wiv-isp.be)
Date of last update
2019-08-20 13:39 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2019-08-20 13:39 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
Plastochron 1
Alternate Genetic Element Name (synonyms)
Cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase gene
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Zea mays - Maize, Corn, MAIZE
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
Biological function
PLASTOCHRON1 is a cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase and functions as a gibberellin-independent control of cell division timing. In vitro CYP78A1 catalyzes the omega-hydroxylation of the fatty acid lauric acid. In particular, PLA1 controls leaf initiation and vegetative growth. Overexpression of PLA1 in Zea mays changed the architecture of the plant and produced dramatically larger leaves by increasing cell division duration. More localized, ectopic expression resulted in increased growth, stover biomass, and seed yield.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology

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