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Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research
Year : 2012, Volume : 25, Issue : 2
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 12)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.

Computational Analysis of Diversity of Genes Coding for Phytoene Synthase in Higher Plants and its Molecular Implications

Grover Monendra*, Gahoi Shachi

National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, New Delhi -110 012

*Corresponding author Email: monendra_grover@yahoo.com

Online published on 4 March, 2013.


Caroteniods are commercially important pigments and play an important role in human lives. Phytoene synthase is a crucial enzyme in carotenoid biosynthetic pathway and catalyzes the conversion of geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase, which gives rise to 15-cis-phytoene. In this study we catalogue the diversity in phytoene synthase genes and discuss its molecular implications. Our analysis shows that though there is similarity in some of the biochemical/biophysical parameters of the proteins coded by phytoene synthase genes, there are significant differences with respect to a number of other parameters. All these parameters when correlated with the data on carotenoid content can be used for genetic engineering, particularly in creating a library of genes with differing characteristics but high carotenoid content which will ultimately be useful in creating a diverse genetic base for these genes.



Computational analysis, gene coding, diversity, pytoene synthase, plants.


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