Polygalacturonase gene | BCH-GENE-SCBD-15015 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Genetic element (GENE)

published: 12 Jun 2006 last updated: 27 Feb 2014
General information
Polygalacturonase gene
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CS-pg-SOLLC
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Protein coding sequence
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Donor organism
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Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Polygalacturonase
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The polygalacturonase gene encodes the polygalacturonase (PG) enzyme, which is responsible for the breakdown of cell wall pectin during the softening of fruits that takes place during ripening.

Pectin is a building block in plant cell walls and is what gives fruits their firmness. Fruits with reduced PG activity have a slower cell wall breakdown, higher viscosity and delayed softening.
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Additional Information
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