Peroxidases (PODs) are enzymes that play important roles in catalyzing the reduction of H2O2 and the oxidation of various substrates. They function in many different and important biological processes, such as defense mechanisms, immune responses, and pathogeny. The POD genes have been cloned and identified in many plants, but their function in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is not known, to date. Based on the POD gene sequence (GenBank accession No. L36157.1), we cloned the POD gene in alfalfa, which was named MsPOD.
Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana
TERMINAL FLOWER1 (TFL1) homologous genes play major roles in maintaining vegetative growth and inflorescence meristem characteristics in various plant species; however, to date, the function of the bamboo TFL1 homologous gene has not been described. In this study, a TFL1 homologous gene was isolated from Bambusa oldhamii and designated as BoTFL1-like. Phylogenetic analysis of TFL1 homologous genes revealed that BoTFL1-like shared more than 90% identity with the TFL1 genes of other Gramineae.