VRN2 | Vernalization protein 2
AS08 341 | Clonality: Monoclonal | Host: Mouse | Reactivity: Triticum aestivum
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KLH-conjugated synthetic peptide chosen from Triticum aestivum VRN2 sequence
VRN-2 and ZCCT2 full-length proteins were expressed as GST fusion proteins in E. coli and purified through GST sepharose columns. The purified VRN-2 and ZCCT2 proteins were used to test the specificity of the VRN-2 antibody by Western blot analysis. A Western blot experiment showed that the VRN-2 antibody was able to differentiate VRN-2 from the ZCCT2 protein.
Plants with a winter growth habit flower earlier when exposed for several weeks to cold temperatures, a process called vernalization. The wheat vernalization gene VRN-2 is a dominant repressor of flowering that is down-regulated by vernalization. Loss of function of VRN-2, whether by natural mutations or deletions, results in spring lines, which do not require vernalization to flower.
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