Submitted to: National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 30, 2010
Publication Date: July 19, 2010
Citation: Park, W., Scheffler, B.E., Bauer, P.J., Campbell, B.T. 2010. Submission to GenBank of the Plasma membrane intrinsic protein (PIP) Subfamily in Cotton – GenBank Accession No. GU998827-GU998830 and GenBank Accession TPA;inferential No. BK007045-BK007052. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Technical Abstract: The plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIP) are one of the five aquaporin protein subfamilies. Aquaporin proteins are known to facilitate water transport through biological membranes. In order to identify NIP aquaporin gene candidates in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), in silico and molecular cloning efforts and subsequent sequence analyses were performed. We report the submission of 24 cotton PIP subfamily genes to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Thirteen genes belonged to a PIP1 subgroup and 11 genes to a PIP2 subgroup. These data help to understand structural and functional characteristics of PIP genes in cotton.