Comparison of Chorismate Mutase Isozyme Patterns in Selected Plants

Plant Physiol. 1978 Jun;61(6):949-52. doi: 10.1104/pp.61.6.949.


A wide variety of plants have been assayed to determine if they contain three isozymes of chorismate mutase (EC as does alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) or two isozymes, as does mung bean (Phaseolus aureus). The isozymes were separated by disc electrophoresis. All anthophyta with the exception of some closely related Leguminosae contained three isozymes of chorismate mutase. The one coniferophyta (a pine), and pterophyta (a fern) and one microphyllophyta (a Selaginella) assayed contained two isozymes of chorismate mutase. All plants assayed contained measurable chorismate mutase levels and at least two isozymes of chorismate mutase.