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Plant Physiol. (1995) 107: 1481-1482


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Initially identified as acidic, homodimeric proteins abundantly and preferentially present in mammalian brain neurotransmitter complexes, the eukaryotic 14-3-3 homologs appear to be ubiquitous and highly conserved among highly diverse organisms, including Xenopus, Drosophila, and Saccharomyces (Aitken et al., 1992). They have also been isolated, cloned, and sequenced from various plants, such as Arabidopsis (Lu et al., 1992), Oenotkera, Spinacea (Hirsch et al., 1992), Zea (De Vetten et al., 1992), Lycopersicon (Laughner et al., 19941, Hordeum (Brandt et al., 19921, and Oyza (Kidou et al., 1993). Although there are no available sequence data in the GenBank (version 94-5), immunoprecipitation experiments suggest their existence in Pisum (Hirsch et al., 1992).

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