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J Environ Sci (China) ; 85: 35-45, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31471029

RESUMO

Imazethapyr (IM) is an acetolactate synthase (ALS)-inhibiting herbicide that has been widely used in recent years. However, IM spraying can lead to the accumulation of herbicide residues in leaves. Here, we determined the effects of IM spraying on the plant growth and leaf surface microbial communities of Arabidopsis thaliana after 7 and 14 days of exposure. The results suggested that IM spraying inhibited plant growth. Fresh weight decreased to 48% and 26% of the control value after 7 and 14 days, respectively, of 0.035 kg/ha IM exposure. In addition, anthocyanin content increased 9.2-fold and 37.2-fold relative to the control content after 7 and 14 days of treatment, respectively. Furthermore, IM spraying destroyed the cell structures of the leaves, as evidenced by increases in the number of starch granules and the stomatal closure rate. Reductions in photosynthetic efficiency and antioxidant enzyme activity were observed after IM spraying, especially after 14 days of exposure. The diversity and evenness of the leaf microbiota were not affected by IM treatment, but the composition of community structure at the genus level was altered by IM spraying. Imazethapyr application increased the abundance of Pseudomonas, a genus that includes species pathogenic to plants and humans, indicating that IM potentially increased the abundance of pathogenic bacteria on leaves. Our findings increase our understanding of the relationships between herbicide application and the microbial community structures on plant leaves, and they provide a new perspective for studying the ecological safety of herbicide usage.


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Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Herbicidas/toxicidade , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácidos Nicotínicos/toxicidade , Folhas de Planta/microbiologia , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Arabidopsis/microbiologia , Folhas de Planta/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9757-9771, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31373492

RESUMO

BAK1 effects on plant stress responses have been well documented, but little is known regarding its effects on plant growth. In this study, we functionally characterized MdBAK1. Overexpressing MdBAK1 in Arabidopsis thaliana and apple trees promoted growth. Longitudinal stem cells were longer in transgenic plants than in wild-type plants. The size and number of cells and the area of the transverse stem were greater in the transgenic lines than in the wild-type plants. Moreover, transgenic A. thaliana and apple plants were more sensitive to an exogenous brassinosteroid. A transcriptome analysis of wild-type and transgenic apple revealed that MdBAK1 overexpression activated the brassinosteroid and ethylene signals, xylem production, and stress responses. Trend and Venn analyses indicated that carbohydrate, energy, and hormone metabolic activities were greater in transgenic plants during different periods. Moreover, a weighted gene coexpression network analysis proved that carbohydrate, hormone, and xylem metabolism as well as cell growth may be critical for MdBAK1-mediated apple tree growth and development. Compared with the corresponding levels in wild-type plants, the endogenous brassinosteroid, cytokinin, starch, sucrose, trehalose, glucose, fructose, and total sugar contents were considerably different in transgenic plants. Our results imply that MdBAK1 helps to regulate the growth of apple tree through the above-mentioned pathways. These findings provide new information regarding the effects of MdBAK1 onplant growth and development.


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Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/genética , Malus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Brassinosteroides/metabolismo , Etilenos/metabolismo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Malus/genética , Malus/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Transdução de Sinais
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 304, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31291882

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: In flowering plants, proper seed development is achieved through the constant interplay of fertilization products, embryo and endosperm, and maternal tissues. Communication between these compartments is supposed to be tightly regulated at their interfaces. Here, we characterize the deposition pattern of an apoplastic lipid barrier between the maternal inner integument and fertilization products in Arabidopsis thaliana seeds. RESULTS: We demonstrate that an apoplastic lipid barrier is first deposited by the ovule inner integument and undergoes de novo cutin deposition following central cell fertilization and relief of the FERTILIZATION INDEPENDENT SEED Polycomb group repressive mechanism. In addition, we show that the WIP zinc-finger TRANSPARENT TESTA 1 and the MADS-Box TRANSPARENT TESTA 16 transcription factors act maternally to promote its deposition by regulating cuticle biosynthetic pathways. Finally, mutant analyses indicate that this apoplastic barrier allows correct embryo sliding along the seed coat. CONCLUSIONS: Our results revealed that the deposition of a cutin apoplastic barrier between seed maternal and zygotic tissues is part of the seed coat developmental program.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Lipídeos de Membrana/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Endosperma/genética , Endosperma/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Endosperma/metabolismo , Óvulo Vegetal/genética , Óvulo Vegetal/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Óvulo Vegetal/metabolismo , Sementes/genética , Sementes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sementes/metabolismo
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Gene ; 713: 143974, 2019 Sep 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31301484

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An orthologous gene of SEPALLATA1, designated as IiSEP1, was isolated from Isatis indigotica. The genomic DNA of IiSEP1 is 3.1 Kb in length. The full-length cDNA of IiSEP1 is 1481 bp and contains a 756 bp ORF encoding a 251-amino-acid protein. Sequence comparison revealed that IiSEP1 belonged to the MADS-box gene family. IiSEP1 contains 7 exons and 6 introns, showing similar exon-intron structure with Arabidopsis SEP1. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that IiSEP1 belonged to AGL2/SEP subfamily and was likely to be an I. indigotica ortholog of Arabidopsis SEP1. Quantitative real-time PCR showed that IiSEP1 was predominantly expressed in the reproductive organs. Ectopic expression of IiSEP1 in Arabidopsis resulted in early flowering, accompanied with the reduction of inflorescence number and the production of terminal flower on the top of the main stems. Moreover, IiSEP1 overexpressing flowers generated numerous variations in phenotype. The sepals were changed into petal-sepal mosaic structures or displayed carpelloid features, and transparent ovules were formed in internal surface of these sepals. In addition, some flowers were constituted by sepals and pistil, but lacked petals and stamens. Taken together, IiSEP1 might play important roles in reproductive growth of I. indigotica and could affect the morphogenesis of flowers and fruits.


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Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Isatis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Schizosaccharomyces pombe/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Arabidopsis/genética , Flores/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Isatis/genética , Proteínas de Domínio MADS/genética , Fenótipo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Homologia de Sequência
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Plant Cell Physiol ; 60(8): 1633-1645, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292642

RESUMO

Plants respond to a rise in ambient temperature by increasing the growth of petioles and hypocotyls. In this work, we show that Arabidopsis thaliana class I TEOSINTE BRANCHED 1, CYCLOIDEA, PCF (TCP) transcription factors TCP14 and TCP15 are required for optimal petiole and hypocotyl elongation under high ambient temperature. These TCPs influence the levels of the DELLA protein RGA and the expression of growth-related genes, which are induced in response to an increase in temperature. However, the class I TCPs are not required for the induction of the auxin biosynthesis gene YUCCA8 or for auxin-dependent gene expression responses. TCP15 directly targets the gibberellin biosynthesis gene GA20ox1 and the growth regulatory genes HBI1 and PRE6. Several of the genes regulated by TCP15 are also targets of the growth regulator PIF4 and show an enrichment of PIF4- and TCP-binding motifs in their promoters. PIF4 binding to GA20ox1 and HBI1 is enhanced in the presence of the TCPs, indicating that TCP14 and TCP15 directly participate in the induction of genes involved in gibberellin biosynthesis and cell expansion by high temperature functionally interacting with PIF4. In addition, overexpression of HBI1 rescues the growth defects of tcp14 tcp15 double mutants, suggesting that this gene is a major outcome of regulation by both class I TCPs during thermomorphogenesis.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Giberelinas/metabolismo , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Oxigenases de Função Mista/genética , Oxigenases de Função Mista/metabolismo , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/genética , Temperatura Ambiente , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Yi Chuan ; 41(6): 534-547, 2019 Jun 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257201

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Oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is one of the major abiotic stresses in plants. Under adverse growth conditions, the incoordination of various metabolic processes in plant cells can result in increased hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), thus causing a variety of threats and injuries to plant cells. Ascorbate peroxidase (APX) is an important enzyme to remove H2O2 in plants. In Arabidopsis thaliana, there are eight APX gene family members, including APX1?APX6, sAPX and tAPX. In this study, we analyzed the expression patterns of the eight APX genes in the wild-type and apx mutant plants at different developmental stages and under different abiotic stress conditions. Meanwhile, the tolerance of each apx mutant to salt, drought and heat stresses was studied. qRT-PCR analysis showed that during development (from 4 to 8 weeks old), APX1 and APX2 exhibited the highest and lowest expression levels, respectively. In addition, the expression levels of APX4, sAPX and tAPX decreased during development, while the expression of APX6 increased with the maturity of the plants. Moreover, under different abiotic stress conditions, APX1, APX2 and APX6 were significantly induced by heat stress, sAPX actively responded to salt stress, and APX3 and APX5 exhibited obvious responses to salt, drought and heat stresses. Further tolerance analysis showed that the resistance of all apx mutants to salt and drought stresses was lower than that of the wild-type plant at both germination and maturity stages. At germination stage, all apx mutants were more sensitive to drought stress than to salt stress. At maturity stage, the apx1 and apx6 mutants were more sensitive to salt and drought stresses than the wild-type and other apx mutant plants. The physiological indexes indicated that the H2O2 content in all mutants, especially in the apx1, sapx and tapx, was significantly higher than that in the wild type 10 days after drought stress treatment, the malondialdehyde (MDA) content in all mutants was significantly higher than that in the wild type 5 days after salt stress treatment, while heat stress treatment for 2 h resulted in a significant increase in the contents of H2O2 and MDA in apx1, apx2 and apx6, especially in apx2. Taken together, our study revealed that all eight APX members of Arabidopsis participate in the growth and developmental processes and the abiotic stress responses, with some specific APXs playing a major role in a certain process.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Ascorbato Peroxidases/fisiologia , Família Multigênica , Estresse Fisiológico , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Ascorbato Peroxidases/genética , Secas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Peróxido de Hidrogênio , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas
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Plant Sci ; 286: 78-88, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31300145

RESUMO

Chloroplastic Cpn60 proteins are type I chaperonins comprising of Cpn60α and Cpn60ß subunits. Arabidopsis genome contains six entries in Cpn60 family, out of which two are for Cpn60α subunit and four for Cpn60ß subunit. We noted that the cpn60ß4 knockout mutant plants (T-DNA insertion salk_064887 line) differed from the wild type Col-0 plants in the developmental programming. cpn60ß4 mutant plants showed early seed germination. Radical emergence, hypocotyl emergence and cotyledons opening were faster in cpn60ß4 mutant plants than WT. Importantly, cpn60ß4 mutant plants showed early-flowering phenotype. The number of flowers and siliques as well as weight of the seeds were higher in cpn60ß4 mutant plants as compared to Col-0 plants. These effects were reverted to wild type like growth and developmental patterns when genomic fragment of Arabidopsis encompassing Cpn60ß4 gene was complemented in the mutant background. The overexpression of Cpn60ß4 gene using CaMV35 promoter in wild type background (OE-Cpn60ß4) delayed the floral transition as against wild type plants. The plastid division were affected in cpn60ß4 mutant plants compared to Col-0. The results of this study suggest that Cpn60ß4 plays important role(s) in chloroplast development and is a key factor in plant growth, development and flowering in Arabidopsis.


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Arabidopsis/genética , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , Flores/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Reprodução
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Plant Mol Biol ; 101(1-2): 183-202, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31286324

RESUMO

KEY MESSAGE: Isoforms of 2-OGDH E1 subunit are not functionally redundant in plant growth and development of A. thaliana. The tricarboxylic acid cycle enzyme 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase (2-OGDH) converts 2-oxoglutarate (2-OG) to succinyl-CoA concomitant with the reduction of NAD+. 2-OGDH has an essential role in plant metabolism, being both a limiting step during mitochondrial respiration as well as a key player in carbon-nitrogen interactions. In Arabidopsis thaliana two genes encode for E1 subunit of 2-OGDH but the physiological roles of each isoform remain unknown. Thus, in the present study we isolated Arabidopsis T-DNA insertion knockout mutant lines for each of the genes encoding the E1 subunit of 2-OGDH enzyme. All mutant plants exhibited substantial reduction in both respiration and CO2 assimilation rates. Furthermore, mutant lines exhibited reduced levels of chlorophylls and nitrate, increased levels of sucrose, malate and fumarate and minor changes in total protein and starch levels in leaves. Despite the similar metabolic phenotypes for the two E1 isoforms the reduction in the expression of each gene culminated in different responses in terms of plant growth and seed production indicating distinct roles for each isoform. Collectively, our results demonstrated the importance of the E1 subunit of 2-OGDH in both autotrophic and heterotrophic tissues and suggest that the two E1 isoforms are not functionally redundant in terms of plant growth in A. thaliana.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/enzimologia , Carbono/metabolismo , Complexo Cetoglutarato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Nitrogênio/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Dióxido de Carbono/metabolismo , Clorofila/metabolismo , Complexo Cetoglutarato Desidrogenase/genética , Mitocôndrias/enzimologia , Mutagênese Insercional , Nitratos/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Filogenia , Folhas de Planta/enzimologia , Folhas de Planta/genética , Folhas de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Isoformas de Proteínas , Subunidades Proteicas , Plântula/enzimologia , Plântula/genética , Plântula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sementes/enzimologia , Sementes/genética , Sementes/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Gene ; 710: 210-217, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176733

RESUMO

Low temperature is a key stress factor for the growth and development of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), and glycometabolism plays an important role in plant cold tolerance. Our previous study identified trehalose 6-phosphate synthase 11 gene (TaTPS11), which had a significantly different expression pattern between a high freezing-tolerant wheat cultivar and a low freezing-tolerant wheat cultivar. In this study, TaTPS11 was isolated from a winter-hardy wheat cultivar (D1) and overexpressed in Arabidopsis thaliana to study its effect on cold tolerance in plants. Transgenic plants expressing TaTPS11 had lower sucrose content, higher starch content, and higher activity of key enzyme (sucrose phosphate synthase, sucrose synthase, and invertase) involved in sucrose metabolism. In addition, the expression level of sucrose non-fermenting 1-related kinase 1 (SnRK1), which catalyzes the sucrose in plants, increased in the TaTPS11-overexpressed plants. These results indicated that heterologous expression of TaTPS11 influenced carbohydrate metabolism in Arabidopsis plants. The resultant plants had a significantly higher survival rate after -5 °C treatment for 2 h and exhibited enhanced cold tolerance without unfavorable phenotypes compared to wild-type. Our findings indicated that manipulation of TaTPS11 improved cold tolerance in plants and TaTPS11 had potential values in wheat cold-tolerance breeding.


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Arabidopsis/genética , Resposta ao Choque Frio , Monoéster Fosfórico Hidrolases/genética , Triticum/enzimologia , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Carboidratos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Monoéster Fosfórico Hidrolases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Sacarose/metabolismo , Triticum/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(25): 6911-6920, 2019 Jun 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31194542

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Improving the root system architecture (RSA) under adverse environmental conditions by using biostimulants is emerging as a new way to boost crop productivity. Recently, we have reported the characterization of novel chitosan-based microparticles (CS-MPs) with promising biological properties as rooting agents in lettuce. In this work, we demonstrated that in contrast to bulk chitosan (CS), which exerts root growth inhibition, CS-MPs promoted root growth and development from 1 to 10 µg mL-1 without cytotoxicity effects at higher doses in Arabidopsis and lettuce seedlings. In addition, we studied the mechanistic mode of action of CS-MPs in the development of early RSA in the Arabidopsis model. CS-MPs unchained accurate and sustained spatio-temporal activation of the nuclear auxin signaling pathway. Our findings validated a promising scenario for the application of CS-MPs in the modulation of RSA to respond to changing soil environments and improve crop performance.


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Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Quitosana/química , Quitosana/farmacologia , Ácidos Indolacéticos/farmacologia , Alface/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Alface/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 35(6): 90, 2019 May 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31147784

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The ability of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for imparting abiotic stress tolerance to plants has been widely explored in recent years; however, the diversity and potential of these microbes have not been maximally exploited. In this study, we characterized four bacterial strains, namely, Pseudomonas aeruginosa PM389, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ZNP1, Bacillus endophyticus J13 and Bacillus tequilensis J12, for potential plant growth promoting (PGP) traits under osmotic-stress, induced by 25% polyethylene glycol (PEG) in the growth medium. Growth curve analysis was performed in LB medium with or without PEG, in order to understand the growth patterns of these bacteria under osmotic-stress. All strains were able to grow and proliferate under osmotic-stress, although their growth rate was slower than that under non-stressed conditions (LB without PEG). Bacterial secretions were analyzed for the presence of exopolysaccharides and phytohormones and it was observed that all four strains released these compounds into the media, both, under stressed and non-stressed conditions. In the Pseudomonas strains, osmotic stress caused a decrease in the levels of auxin (IAA) and cytokinin (tZ), but an increase in the levels of gibberellic acid. The Bacillus strains on the other hand showed a stress-induced increase in the levels of all three phytohormones. P. aeruginosa ZNP1 and B. endophyticus J13 exhibited increased EPS production under osmotic-stress. While osmotic stress caused a decrease in the levels of EPS in P. aeruginosa PM389, B. tequilensis J12 showed no change in EPS quantities released into the media under osmotic stress when compared to non-stressed conditions. Upon inoculating Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings with these strains individually, it was observed that all four strains were able to ameliorate the adverse effects of osmotic-stress (induced by 25% PEG in MS-Agar medium) in the plants, as evidenced by their enhanced fresh weight, dry weight and plant water content, as opposed to osmotic-stressed, non-inoculated plants.


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Arabidopsis/microbiologia , Fenômenos Fisiológicos Bacterianos , Secas , Pressão Osmótica , Desenvolvimento Vegetal , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Polissacarídeos Bacterianos/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Bacillus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Bacillus/fisiologia , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Bactérias/metabolismo , Citocininas/metabolismo , Giberelinas/metabolismo , Ácidos Indolacéticos/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/microbiologia , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/fisiologia , Rizosfera , Plântula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Microbiologia do Solo , Estresse Fisiológico/fisiologia
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Planta ; 250(2): 657-665, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31147828

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MAIN CONCLUSION: The grapevine VvßVPE promoter is specifically expressed in the seed. The - 1306~- 1045 bp core region restricts expression in other tissues and organs. Vacuolar processing enzyme (VPE) is a cysteine proteinase regulating vacuolar protein maturation and executing programmed cell death (PCD) in plants. Vitis vinifera (Vv)ßVPE is a ß-type VPE showing seed-specific expression that processes seed proteins during ovule development. However, the regulation of the seed-specific gene expression is far from understood. In this study, we characterize VvßVPE promoter (pVvßVPE) from 12 seeded and seedless grape genotypes. 94.56% of the pVvßVPE coding sequence is consistent. Two ßVPE promoters were constructed and transformed into Arabidopsis thaliana via ß-glucuronidase (GUS) fused expression vectors, using cv. Pinot Noir and cv. Thompson as seed and seedless candidates. GUS staining in different tissues and organs revealed that VvßVPE expresses specifically in the embryo, including the cotyledon, hypocotyl and suspensor, but not in the leaf, stem, root or flowers of the seedling. Using promoter deletion analysis, we created four incomplete VvßVPE promoters and found each pVvßVPE deletion could drive GUS gene to express in seeds. Interestingly, seed specificity disappeared when the promoter missed the core - 1306~- 1045 bp region. All deletion promoters presenting various quantified GUS activities indicate that the region - 1704~- 1306 bp inhibits, and the region - 705~- 861 bp promotes gene expression of VvßVPE. Our results demonstrate that pVvßVPE is a seed-specific promoter in both seeded and seedless grapes. Moreover, the core region of pVvßVPE (- 1306~- 1045 bp) is the key one responsible for seed-specific expression.


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Cisteína Endopeptidases/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Sementes/genética , Vitis/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Clonagem Molecular , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes Reporter , Especificidade de Órgãos , Óvulo Vegetal/genética , Óvulo Vegetal/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Plântula/genética , Plântula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sementes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Vitis/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 244, 2019 Jun 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31174473

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BACKGROUND: Even though the roles of pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins are essential in plant organelles, the function of many chloroplast-targeted PPR proteins remains unknown. Here, we characterized the function of a chloroplast-localized PPR protein (At3g59040), which is classified as the 287th PPR protein among the 450 PPR proteins in Arabidopsis ( http://ppr.plantenergy.uwa.edu.au ). RESULTS: The homozygous ppr287 mutant with the T-DNA inserted into the last exon displayed pale-green and yellowish phenotypes. The microRNA-mediated knockdown mutants were generated to further confirm the developmental defect phenotypes of ppr287 mutants. All mutants had yellowish leaves, shorter roots and height, and less seed yield, indicating that PPR287 is crucial for normal Arabidopsis growth and development. The photosynthetic activity and chlorophyll content of ppr287 mutants were markedly reduced, and the chloroplast structures of the mutants were abnormal. The levels of chloroplast rRNAs were decreased in ppr287 mutants. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that PPR287 plays an essential role in chloroplast biogenesis and function, which is crucial for the normal growth and development of Arabidopsis.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Cloroplastos/genética , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Cloroplastos/metabolismo , RNA de Cloroplastos/genética , RNA de Cloroplastos/metabolismo
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 234, 2019 Jun 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31159746

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BACKGROUND: YABBY genes play important roles in the growth and polar establishment of lateral organs such as leaves and floral organs in angiosperms. However, the functions of YABBY homologous genes are largely unknown in soybean. RESULTS: In this study, we identified GmFILa encoding a YABBY transcription factor belonging to FIL subfamily. In situ mRNA hybridization analysis indicated that GmFILa had specific expression patterns in leaf as well as in flower bud primordia. Ectopic expression of GmFILa in Arabidopsis thaliana altered the partial abaxialization of the adaxial epidermises of leaves. Besides, GmFILa transgenic plants also exhibited longer flowering period and inhibition of shoot apical meristem (SAM) development compared to the wild type plants. Digital expression data and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis demonstrated that the expression of GmFILa was induced by biotic and abiotic stresses and hormone treatments. Transcriptome analysis suggested that overexpressing GmFILa yielded 82 significant differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in Arabidopsis leaves, which can be classified into transcription factors, transporters, and genes involved in growth and development, metabolism, signal transduction, redox reaction and stress response. CONCLUSIONS: These results not only demonstrate the roles of GmFILa involved in leaf adaxial-abaxial polarity in Arabidopsis, but also help to reveal the molecular regulatory mechanism of GmFILa based on the transcriptomic data.


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Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Folhas de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Soja/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Folhas de Planta/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Soja/metabolismo
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 251, 2019 Jun 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185907

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BACKGROUND: Compared with annual herbaceous plants, woody perennials require a longer period of juvenile phase to flowering, and many traits can be only expressed in adulthood, which seriously makes the breeding efficiency of new varieties slower. For the study of poplar early flowering, the main focus is on the study Arabidopsis homologue gene CO/FT. Based on studies of Arabidopsis, rice and other plant species, some important research progress has been made on the regulation of flowering time by NF-Y subunits. However, little is known about the function of NF-Y regulating flowering in poplar. RESULTS: In the present study, we have identified PtNF-YB family members in poplar and focus on the function of the PtNF-YB1 regulate flowering timing using transgenic Arabidopsis and tomato. To understand this mechanisms, the expression levels of three known flowering genes (CO, FT and SOC1) were examined with RT-PCR in transgenic Arabidopsis. We used the Y2H and BiFC to assay the interactions between PtNF-YB1 and PtCO (PtCO1 and PtCO2) proteins. Finally, the potential molecular mechanism model in which PtNF-YB1 play a role in regulating flowering in poplar was discussed. CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we have characterized the poplar NF-YB gene family and confirmed the function of the PtNF-YB1 regulate flowering timing. At the same time, we found that the function of PtNF-YB1 to improve early flowering can overcome species barriers. Therefore, PtNF-YB1 can be used as a potential candidate gene to improve early flowering by genetic transformation in poplar and other crops.


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Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Populus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Populus/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Arabidopsis/genética , Sequência de Bases , Flores/genética , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Família Multigênica , Fenótipo , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Populus/metabolismo , Alinhamento de Sequência , Fatores de Transcrição/química , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Plant Sci ; 285: 1-13, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203874

RESUMO

Bioactive gibberellins (GAs) play multiple roles in plant development and stress responses. GA2-oxidases (GA2oxs) are a class of 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases that regulate the deactivation of bioactive GAs. In this study, we investigated the phylogeny and domain structures of the seven GA2ox genes present in the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Comprehensive expression analysis using translational reporter lines showed that the seven GA2ox genes are differentially expressed during Arabidopsis growth and development: GA2ox1 is specifically expressed in the hypocotyl and lateral root primordium; GA2ox2 is highly expressed in aboveground tissues; GA2ox3 is expressed in the chalazal endosperm of the early embryo sac and inflorescences; GA2ox4 is expressed in the shoot apical meristem and during lateral root initiation; GA2ox6 is expressed in the maturation zone, but not in the meristem or elongating zone of the root; GA2ox7 is constitutively expressed during almost all developmental stages; and GA2ox8 is exclusively expressed in stomatal cells. Overexpression of each of these GA2ox genes inhibited high temperature-induced hypocotyl elongation in both wild-type and elongated hypocotyl 5 plants, which have an elongated hypocotyl phenotype, suggesting that these genes negatively regulate hypocotyl elongation by reducing bioactive GA levels. This study provides a valuable resource for further elucidating the roles of GA2ox genes during different stages of development.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Giberelinas/metabolismo , Oxirredutases/genética , Arabidopsis/enzimologia , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes de Plantas/genética , Giberelinas/fisiologia , Hipocótilo/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Hipocótilo/metabolismo , Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Oxirredutases/fisiologia , Filogenia , Brotos de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Brotos de Planta/metabolismo , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Alinhamento de Sequência , Transcriptoma
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Plant Sci ; 285: 200-213, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203885

RESUMO

NONRACE-SPECIFIC DISEASE RESISTANCE (NDR1) is a widely characterized gene that plays a key role in defense against multiple bacterial, fungal, oomycete and nematode plant pathogens. NDR1 is required for activation of resistance by multiple NB and LRR-containing (NLR) protein immune sensors and contributes to basal defense. The role of NDR1 in positively regulating salicylic acid (SA)-mediated plant defense responses is well documented. However, ndr1-1 plants flower earlier and show accelerated development in comparison to wild type (WT) Arabidopsis plants, indicating that NDR1 is a negative regulator of flowering and growth. Exogenous application of gibberellic acid (GA) further accelerates the early flowering phenotype in ndr1-1 plants, while the GA biosynthesis inhibitor paclobutrazol attenuated the early flowering phenotype of ndr1-1, but not to WT levels, suggesting partial resistance to paclobutrazol and enhanced GA response in ndr1-1 plants. Mass spectroscopy analyses confirmed that ndr1-1 plants have 30-40% higher levels of GA3 and GA4, while expression of various GA metabolic genes and major flowering regulatory genes is also altered in the ndr1-1 mutant. Taken together this study provides evidence of crosstalk between the ndr1-1-mediated defense and GA-regulated developmental programs in plants.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/genética , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Giberelinas/fisiologia , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Resistência à Doença/genética , Resistência à Doença/fisiologia , Giberelinas/metabolismo , Mutação/genética , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Ácido Salicílico/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/fisiologia , Transcriptoma , Verticillium
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Plant Sci ; 285: 44-54, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203893

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Although the involvement of ROS (reactive oxygen species) in leaf senescence is well known, the factors governing this accumulation of ROS are not fully characterized. In this study, analysis of transgenic overexpressing and knock out lines of AtWDS1 (encoding a WD repeat protein), indicates that AtWDS1 negatively regulates age-dependent and dark-induced leaf senescence. Furthermore, we observed ROS accumulation and altered tolerance of oxidative stress in atwds1 plants, as well as upregulated expression of oxidative stress-responsive genes. The location of an EGFP-AtWDS1 fusion protein in the nucleus of transformed cells and plants indicates that AtWDS1 is a nuclear protein, and, using a Dual-Luciferase assay, we showed that AtWDS1 can act as a transcription activator. However, the lack of a nuclear localization sequence in AtWDS1 suggests that its presence in the nucleus must depend on interactions with other proteins. Indeed, we found that AtWDS1 interacts directly with AtRanBPM, and that mutation of the AtRanBPM gene results in partial mislocalization of AtWDS1 in the cytoplasm. Together, these results suggest a role for AtWDS1 as a novel modulator of redox homeostasis, which responds to developmental and stress signals to regulate leaf senescence.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Folhas de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Clorofila/metabolismo , Escuridão , Microscopia Confocal , Folhas de Planta/fisiologia , Protoplastos/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transcriptoma
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Plant Sci ; 285: 99-109, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203898

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Seed development is a complex regulatory process that includes a transition from gametophytic to sporophytic program. The synchronized development of different seed compartments (seed coat, endosperm and embryo) depends on a balance in parental genome contributions. In the most severe cases, the disruption of the balance leads to seed abortion. This represents one of the main obstacles for the engineering of asexual reproduction through seeds (apomixis), and for generating new interspecies hybrids. The repression of auxin synthesis by the Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) is a major mechanism contributing to sensing genome balance. However, current efforts focusing on decreasing PRC2 or elevating auxin levels have not yet resulted in the production of apomictic seed. Here, we show that EMSY-Like Tudor/Agenet H3K36me3 histone readers EML1 and EML3 are necessary for early stages of seed development to proceed at a normal rate in Arabidopsis. We further demonstrate that both EML1 and EML3 are required to prevent the initiation of seed development in the absence of fertilization. Based on the whole genome expression analysis, we identify auxin transport and signaling genes as the most enriched downstream targets of EML1 and EML3. We hypothesize that EML1 and EML3 function to repress and soften paternal gene expression by fine-tuning auxin responses. Discovery of this pathway may contribute to the engineering of apomixis and interspecies hybrids.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Histonas/metabolismo , Sementes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Apomixia , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Fertilização , Filogenia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Sementes/fisiologia
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Plant Cell Rep ; 38(9): 1165-1180, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31161264

RESUMO

KEY MESSAGE: Arabidopsis photorespiratory gene AtAGT1 is important for the growth and development of root, the non-photosynthetic organ, and it is involved in a complex metabolic network and salt resistance. AtAGT1 in Arabidopsis encodes an aminotransferase that has a wide range of donor:acceptor combinations, including Asn:glyoxylate. Although it is one of the photorespiratory genes, its encoding protein has been suggested to function also in roots to metabolize Asn. However, experimental data are still lacking. In this study, we investigated experimentally the function of AtAGT1 in roots and our results uncovered its importance in root development during seedling establishment after seed germination. Overexpression of AtAGT1 in roots promoted both the growth of primary root and outgrowth of lateral roots. To further elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying, amino acid content and gene expression in roots were analyzed, and results revealed that AtAGT1 is involved in a complex metabolic network and salt resistance of roots.


Assuntos
Ácido Abscísico/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Expressão Gênica , Germinação , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Tolerância ao Sal , Plântula/genética , Plântula/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plântula/fisiologia , Sementes/genética , Sementes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sementes/fisiologia , Transaminases/genética , Transaminases/metabolismo
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