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Research Article

Mutant Screen Distinguishes between Residues Necessary for Light-Signal Perception and Signal Transfer by Phytochrome B

  • Yoshito Oka equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yoshito Oka, Tomonao Matsushita

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Plant Gene Expression Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, California, United States of America

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  • Tomonao Matsushita equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yoshito Oka, Tomonao Matsushita

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, Organization for the Promotion of Advanced Research, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Nobuyoshi Mochizuki,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Peter H. Quail,

    Affiliations: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, Plant Gene Expression Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, California, United States of America

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  • Akira Nagatani mail

    nagatani@physiol.bot.kyoto-u.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Published: August 15, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000158

About the Authors

Yoshito Oka, Tomonao Matsushita, Nobuyoshi Mochizuki, Akira Nagatani
Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Yoshito Oka, Peter H. Quail
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Yoshito Oka, Peter H. Quail
Plant Gene Expression Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, California, United States of America
Tomonao Matsushita
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Tomonao Matsushita
Organization for the Promotion of Advanced Research, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: nagatani@physiol.bot.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YO TM PHQ AN. Performed the experiments: YO TM NM AN. Analyzed the data: YO TM PHQ AN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NM PHQ. Wrote the paper: YO TM PHQ AN.