An ad hoc working group for expansin nomenclature reached concensus on a revision of expansin names and symbols in April 2004. Their recommendations were published in Plant Molecular Biology 55:311-314 and are briefly summarized as follows:
Only two-domain proteins will be designated as members of the expansin superfamily. The name "expansin" should not given to proteins that are homologous to only one of the expansin domains, i.e. the GH45-like domain I (SCOP 1.63 50685) and the grass pollen group-2 allergen-like domain II (SCOP 1.63 49590). The terms "g-expansin" and "d-expansin" should be abandoned.
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Accepted symbols for plant genes:
Numbering should be in order of discovery, e.g. EXPA1, EXPA2, ...
Upper case, italicized symbols are used for gene names
Hans Kende1,*, Kent J. Bradford2, David A. Brummell3, Hyung-Taeg Cho4, Daniel J. Cosgrove5, Andrew J. Fleming6, Chris Gehring7, Yi Lee8, Simon McQueen-Mason9, Jocelyn K.C. Rose10 L.A.C.J. Voesenek11
1MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA (*author for correspondence; e-mail email@example.com); 2Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis CA 95616, USA; 3Crop and Food Research, Private Bag 11600, Palmerston North, 5301, New Zealand; 4School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, Republic of Korea; 5Department of Biology, 208 Mueller Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA; 6Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK; 7University of the Western Cape, Department of Biotechnology, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa; 8Department of Tobacco Science, Chungbuk National University, 48 Gaesin-dong Hungduk-ku, Chongju 361-763, Republic of Korea; 9Biology Department, University of York, PO Box 373, York, YO10 5YW, UK; 10Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA; 11Plant Ecophysiology, Utrecht University, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3584 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
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