Genome-Wide Identification of Two-Component Signal Transduction System Genes in Melon (Cucumis melon L.)
Two-component system (TCS) is responsible for cytokinin signaling, which plays critical roles in plant development and physiological process. This system is generally composed of two signaling factors, a histidine kinase (HK) and a response regulator (RR) that is associated with a histidine phosphotransfer (HP) protein. In this study, we performed systematic investigation on TCS genes in melon (Cucumis melon L.). We identified 44 TCS genes in melon, including 18 HK(L)s (9 HKs and 9 HKLs ), 5 HPs (4 authentic and 1 pseudo), and 21 RRs (7 Type-A, 8 Type-B, and 6 pseudo). The classification and structure of these melon TCS members were introduced in detail as well. Our results provided new insights into the characteristics of the melon TCS genes and might benefit their functional study in future.