Sink limitation induces the expression of multiple soybean vegetative lipoxygenase mRNAs while the endogenous jasmonic acid level remains low. Academic Article uri icon


  • The response of individual members of the lipoxygenase multigene family in soybeans to sink deprivation was analyzed. RNase protection assays indicated that a novel vegetative lipoxygenase gene, vlxC, and three other vegetative lipoxygenase mRNAs accumulated in mature leaves in response to a variety of sink limitations. These data suggest that several members of the lipoxygenase multigene family are involved in assimilate partitioning. The possible involvement of jasmonic acid as a signaling molecule regulating assimilate partitioning into the vegetative storage proteins and lipoxygenases was directly assessed by determining the endogenous level of jasmonic acid in leaves from plants with their pods removed. There was no rise in the level of endogenous jasmonic acid coincident with the strong increase in both vlxC and vegetative storage protein VspB transcripts in response to sink limitation. Thus, expression of the vegetative lipoxygenases and vegetative storage proteins is not regulated by jasmonic acid in sink-limited leaves.

published proceedings

  • Plant Cell

author list (cited authors)

  • Bunker, T. W., Koetje, D. S., Stephenson, L. C., Creelman, R. A., Mullet, J. E., & Grimes, H. D.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Bunker, TW||Koetje, DS||Stephenson, LC||Creelman, RA||Mullet, JE||Grimes, HD

publication date

  • August 1995