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Residues Clustered in the Light-Sensing Knot of Phytochrome B are Necessary for Conformer-Specific Binding to Signaling Partner PIF3

  • Elise A. Kikis equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Elise A. Kikis, Yoshito Oka

    Affiliations: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, USDA/ARS – Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, California, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Yoshito Oka equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Elise A. Kikis, Yoshito Oka

    Affiliations: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, USDA/ARS – Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, California, United States of America

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  • Matthew E. Hudson,

    Affiliation: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Akira Nagatani,

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

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  • Peter H. Quail mail

    quail@nature.berkeley.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America, USDA/ARS – Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, California, United States of America

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  • Published: January 23, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000352

About the Authors

Elise A. Kikis, Yoshito Oka, Peter H. Quail
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Elise A. Kikis, Yoshito Oka, Peter H. Quail
USDA/ARS – Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, California, United States of America
Matthew E. Hudson
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Akira Nagatani
Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: quail@nature.berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

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