Key Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Genetic Breeding of Heilongjiang Province, College of Life Science and Technology, Harbin Normal University, Harbin 150025, China
: Received: 15 September 2016 / Approved: 15 September 2016 / Online: 15 September 2016 (08:39:23 CEST)
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Liu, R.; Shan, H.; Shu, Y.; Guo, C.; Guo, D. Genome-Wide Analysis of Oligopeptide Transporters Gene Family in Medicago truncatula. Preprints2016, 2016090048 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201609.0048.v1).
Liu, R.; Shan, H.; Shu, Y.; Guo, C.; Guo, D. Genome-Wide Analysis of Oligopeptide Transporters Gene Family in Medicago truncatula. Preprints 2016, 2016090048 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201609.0048.v1).
Oligopeptide transporters (OPTs) are a group of membrane localized proteins that have a broad range of substrate transport capabilities and contribute to numerous biological processes. However, limited information has been reported on OPTs in higher plants. In this study, a comprehensive analysis of the OPT gene family in Medicago truncatula was performed. A total of 26 OPT genes (MtOPT01-MtOPT26) have been identified in the Medicago truncatula genome. Phylogenetic analyses indicated that MtOPTs consisted of two distinct subgroups, 12 MtOPTs belonged to the peptide transport subgroup (PT-OPT) based on their predicted amino acid sequences containing the two highly conserved motifs (NPG and KIPPR) and 14 MtOPTs belonged to yellow stripe subgroup (YS-OPT). The MtOPTs distributed on each of 8 chromosomes in Medicago truncatula. Sequence analysis verified that MtOPTs significant similar to those in other plants. The copy number of MtOPTs was low and the multiply of MtOPTs was simple relatively. Gene structure analysis showed that most of the MtOPTs have various numbers of introns. The multiple of MtOPTs might play different biological roles which were supported by the fact that MtOPTs have a distinct tissue-specific expression pattern. The data obtained in this study will help to better understand the complexity of the MtOPTs gene family and provide new evidence for the function and evolution of the OPT gene family in higher plants.