Characterization of a cDNA encoding ricin E, a hybrid ricin-Ricinus communis agglutinin gene from the castor plant Ricinus communis

Beth F. Ladin, Elizabeth E. Murray, Amy C. Halling, Kevin C. Halling, Nanda Tilakaratne, George L. Long, L. L. Houston, Robert F. Weaver

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Abstract

Two classes of ricin cDNA clones have been identified and sequenced. The cDNA clone pBL-1 closely matches in nucleotide sequence the ricin genomic clone pAKG previously described by Halling et al., 1985 (Nucl. Acids Res. 13:8019). A second group of cDNA clones, represented by pBL-3, encode a hybrid protein (ricin E), having a ricin-like A chain and N-terminal half of the B chain and an RCA (Ricinus communis agglutinin)-like C-terminal half of the B chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-295
Number of pages9
JournalPlant Molecular Biology
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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    Ladin, B. F., Murray, E. E., Halling, A. C., Halling, K. C., Tilakaratne, N., Long, G. L., Houston, L. L., & Weaver, R. F. (1987). Characterization of a cDNA encoding ricin E, a hybrid ricin-Ricinus communis agglutinin gene from the castor plant Ricinus communis. Plant Molecular Biology, 9(3), 287-295. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00166464