Background: Vitis vinifera (grape) is one of the most economically significant fruit crops in the world. The availability of the recently released grape genome sequence offers an opportunity to identify and analyze some important gene families in this species. Subtilases are a group of subtilisin-like serine proteases that are involved in many biological processes in plants. However, no comprehensive study incorporating phylogeny, chromosomal location and gene duplication, gene organization, functional divergence, selective pressure and expression profiling has been reported so far for the grape.
1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Divers & Biogeog East Asia, Kunming, Peoples R China 2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Germplasm Bank Wild Species, Kunming, Peoples R China 3.Jiangsu Univ, Inst Life Sci, Zhenjiang 212013, Jiangsu, Peoples R China 4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China 5.E Carolina Univ, Dept Biol, Greenville, NC 27858 USA