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Subcellular localization, distribution and expression of calmodulin in Zea mays roots.
The subcellular localization, distribution and the steady state level of calmodulin from maize roots (Zea mays L., cv. LG 11) were studied. To analyze the subcellular localization, 2-day old root membranes were fractionated by sucrose density gradient centrifugation and immunoblotting was done with an antibody raised against a vertebrate calmodulin (SWant) which recognized the plant calmodulin. Calmodulin was principally associated with high density fractions and particularly plasmalemma. For studying the distribution of calmodulin in various zones of Zea mays roots, a micro method of membrane preparation was developed. Most of the calmodulin was present in microsomes isolated from the root apex corresponding to the first 4 mm of a 15 +/- 2 mm root. An identical distribution was found by studying the steady state level of the protein by Northern blotting using a cDNA clone of Zea mays calmodulin.
calcium, calmodulin, root growth, Zea mays
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