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Gene Symbol: FRO6
Description: ferric reduction oxidase 6
Alias: ATFRO6, K2I5.9, K2I5_9, ferric reduction oxidase 6, ferric reduction oxidase 6
Species: thale cress

Top Publications

  1. Feng H, An F, Zhang S, Ji Z, Ling H, Zuo J. Light-regulated, tissue-specific, and cell differentiation-specific expression of the Arabidopsis Fe(III)-chelate reductase gene AtFRO6. Plant Physiol. 2006;140:1345-54 pubmed
    ..However, regulation of FRO genes is not well understood. Here, we report a systematic characterization of the AtFRO6 expression during plant growth and development...
  2. Wu H, Li L, Du J, Yuan Y, Cheng X, Ling H. Molecular and biochemical characterization of the Fe(III) chelate reductase gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol. 2005;46:1505-14 pubmed
    ..AtFRO2 and AtFRO3 were mainly expressed in roots of Arabidopsis, AtFRO5 and AtFRO6 in shoots and flowers, and AtFRO7 in cotyledons and trichomes, whereas the transcription of AtFRO8 was specific ..
  3. Jeong J, Cohu C, Kerkeb L, Pilon M, Connolly E, Guerinot M. Chloroplast Fe(III) chelate reductase activity is essential for seedling viability under iron limiting conditions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:10619-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, our results provide molecular evidence that FRO7 plays a role in chloroplast iron acquisition and is required for efficient photosynthesis in young seedlings and for survival under iron-limiting conditions. ..
  4. Li L, Cai Q, Yu D, Guo C. Overexpression of AtFRO6 in transgenic tobacco enhances ferric chelate reductase activity in leaves and increases tolerance to iron-deficiency chlorosis. Mol Biol Rep. 2011;38:3605-13 pubmed publisher
    The Arabidopsis gene FRO6(AtFRO6) encodes ferric chelate reductase and highly expressed in green tissues of plants. We have expressed the gene AtFRO6 under the control of a 35S promoter in transgenic tobacco plants...