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Chromosomal assignment of gene sequences coding for protein disulphide isomerase (PDI) in wheat

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 Three different probes, obtained by PCR amplification and labelling of different segments of a PDI cDNA clone from common wheat, were used to identify and assign to wheat chromosomes the gene sequences coding for protein disulphide isomerase (PDI). One of these probes, containing the whole coding region except for a short segment coding for the C-terminal sequence, displayed defined and specific RFLP patterns. PDI gene sequences were consequently assigned to wheat chromosome arms 4BS, 4DS, 4AL and 1BS by Southern hybridisation of EcoRI- HindIII- and BamHI-digested total DNA of nulli-tetrasomic and di-telosomic lines of Chinese Spring. This probe was also employed for assessing the restriction fragment length polymorphism in several hexaploid and tetraploid cultivated wheats. These showed considerable conservation at PDI loci; in fact polymorphism was only observed for the chromosome 1B fragment.

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Received: 7 July 1998 / Accepted: 14 August 1998

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Ciaffi, M., Dominici, L., Tanzarella, O. et al. Chromosomal assignment of gene sequences coding for protein disulphide isomerase (PDI) in wheat. Theor Appl Genet 98, 405–410 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/s001220051086

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  • Key words Protein disulphide isomerase
  • Wheat
  • RFLPs
  • Chromosomal location