Expression of a Soybean Hydroxyproline-Rich Glycoprotein Gene Is Correlated with Maturation of Roots

Ji Hoon Ahn, Yeonhee Choi, Sang Gu Kim, Young Myung Kwon, Yang Do Choi, Jong Seob Lee

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A novel extensin gene has been identified in soybean (Glycine max L.) that encodes a hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein (Sb-HRGP3) with two different domains. In this study expression of SbHRGP3 was-investigated during soybean root development. Sb-HRGP was expressed in roots of mature plants, as well as seedlings, and showed a distinct pattern of expression during root development. The expression of SbHRGP3 increased gradually during root development of seedlings and reached a maximum while the secondary roots were maturing. The maximum expression level was contributed mainly by the secondary roots rather than by the primary root. Furthermore, expression of SbHRGP3 was preferentially detected in the regions undergoing maturation of the primary and secondary roots. These results imply that the expression of SbHRGP3 is regulated in an organ- and development-specific manner and that in soybean SbHRGP3 expression may be required for root maturation, presumably for the cessation of root elongation. Wounding and sucrose in combination enhanced expression of SbHRGP3 in roots, whereas both wounding and sucrose were required for the expression of SbHRGP3 in leaves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-679
Number of pages9
JournalPlant physiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science


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