Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 240, Issue 2, pp 206–212 | Cite as

Multiple pyruvate decarboxylase genes in maize are induced by hypoxia

  • Virginia M. Peschke
  • Martin M. Sachs


Two cDNA clones corresponding to anaerobically induced maize mRNAs were found to have homology to a previously identified maize pyruvate decarboxylase gene. DNA sequencing and RFLP mapping indicate that these cDNAs represent two additional maize pdc genes. Each of the clones is approximately 85% identical in predicted amino acid sequence to the other two. All three clones are induced by hypoxic stress, but with different levels and kinetics of induction.

Key words

Anaerobiosis Hypoxia Maize Pyruvate decarboxylase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virginia M. Peschke
    • 1
  • Martin M. Sachs
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.USDA/ARS, Plant Physiology and Genetics Research Unit and Department of AgronomyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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