The carrot secreted glycoprotein gene EP1 is expressed in the epidermis and has sequence homology to Brassica S-locus glycoproteins. Academic Article uri icon


  • Non-embryogenic carrot suspension cells secrete the EP1 glycoprotein. A cDNA clone encoding EP1 was isolated and sequenced. The EP1 sequence revealed a region of homology with Brassica S-locus glycoprotein genes, an Arabidopsis S-like gene and putative S-like receptor protein kinases from maize and Arabidopsis. EP1 gene expression, analysed by in situ mRNA localization, was detected in cells located at the surface of the seedling: in the epidermis of the root, the hypocotyl and the cotyledons, in the root cap, and in a crescent of cells in the apical dome of the shoot. In developing seeds, expression was most pronounced in both the inner and outer integument epidermis.

published proceedings

  • Plant J

author list (cited authors)

  • van Engelen, F. A., Hartog, M. V., Thomas, T. L., Taylor, B., Sturm, A., van Kammen, A., & de Vries, S. C.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • van Engelen, FA||Hartog, MV||Thomas, TL||Taylor, B||Sturm, A||van Kammen, A||de Vries, SC

publication date

  • November 1993