Using mutant alleles to determine the structure and function of leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2003 Oct;6(5):507-16. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(03)00089-x.


The leucine-rich-repeat class of receptor-like kinase (RLK)-encoding genes represents the largest class of putative receptor-encoding genes in the Arabidopsis genome. The biological functions of several of these genes have been determined through genetic analysis. With dozens of mutant alleles described for various RLKs in Arabidopsis and other plants, comparisons of the mutations found in different receptors, as well as of structural features that are conserved between receptors, can provide insights into the common and/or divergent regulation and functions of these receptors.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Arabidopsis / enzymology
  • Arabidopsis / genetics*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism
  • Mutation
  • Proteins / genetics*
  • Proteins / metabolism
  • Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / genetics*
  • Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / metabolism


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • Proteins
  • leucine-rich repeat proteins
  • Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases