Characterization of a novel tomato EIN3-like gene (LeEIL4)

Naoki Yokotani, Sumiko Tamura, Ryohei Nakano, Akitsugu Inaba, Yasutaka Kubo

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A novel cDNA clone encoding a putative EIN3-like protein (LeEIL4) was identified from ripening tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) fruit. The predicted amino acid sequence contained conserved domains of EIN3-like proteins in the N-terminal half. In phylogenetic analysis, LeEIL4 was classified into the cluster consisting of EIN3 and EIN3-like proteins known to be involved in ethylene signal transduction. LeEIL4 transcripts accumulated in all tissues examined, with higher levels in ripening fruit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2775-2776
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of experimental botany
Issue number393
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • EIL
  • EIN3
  • Ethylene
  • Signal transduction
  • Tomato

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science


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