Multiple pyruvate decarboxylase genes in maize are induced by hypoxia

Virginia M. Peschke, Martin M. Sachs

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Two cDNA clones corresponding to anaerobically induced maize mRNAs were found to have homology to a previously identified maize pyruvate decarboxylase gene. DNA sequencing and RFLP mapping indicate that these cDNAs represent two additional maize pdc genes. Each of the clones is approximately 85% identical in predicted amino acid sequence to the other two. All three clones are induced by hypoxic stress, but with different levels and kinetics of induction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-212
Number of pages7
JournalMGG Molecular & General Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1993


  • Anaerobiosis
  • Hypoxia
  • Maize
  • Pyruvate decarboxylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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