Molecular Cloning and Characterization of cDNAs for Genes That Are Responsive to Dehydration Stress in Higher Plants



We isolated 16 independent cDNAs (ERDs) for genes that are early-responsive to dehydration in Arabidopsis thaliana by using the technique of differential hybridization. We also isolated 10 independent cDNAs (CPRDs) for genes that are responsive to dehydration stress in Vigna unguiculata. Sequence analyses of these genes indicate that their products may play a role in the protection of cells from dehydration.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Biological Resources Division


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YAMAGUCHI-SHINOZAKI Kazuko ( Biological Resources Division )

TERAO Tomio ( Biological Resources Division )

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