Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2015, Vol. 50 ›› Issue (2): 255-262.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2015.00255

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Progress and Prospects in the Research on Wheat Receptor-like Kinases and Derivative Proteins

Hefei Wang1, 2, Xue Li1, Lingli Dong2, Juncheng Zhang2, Maolin Zhao2, Guozhen Xing1, Daowen Wang2, *, Wenming Zheng1, *   

  1. 1School of Life Science and State Key Laboratory of Wheat and Maize Crops, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China
    2The State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2014-03-14 Accepted:2014-04-16 Online:2015-03-01 Published:2015-04-10
  • Contact: Wang Daowen,Zheng Wenming
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    ? These authors contributed equally to this paper

Abstract: In recent years, an increasing amount of genetic and genomic studies have shown that receptor-like kinases (RLKs) and their derivative proteins—receptor-like cytoplasmic kinases (RLCKs) and receptor-like proteins (RLPs)—play important roles in the development and growth of plants and their responses to adverse environments. This paper (1) reviews briefly the main general findings in the research into plant RLKs and derivative proteins, and (2) discusses in more detail the achievements, limitations and prospects in studies of wheat RLK, RLCK and RLP proteins. The information will be useful for further investigations of the structure and function of RLKs and derivative proteins in wheat.