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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 336, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31370790

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BACKGROUND: APETALA2-like genes encode plant-specific transcription factors, some of which possess one microRNA172 (miR172) binding site. The miR172 and its target euAP2 genes are involved in the process of phase transformation and flower organ development in many plants. However, the roles of miR172 and its target AP2 genes remain largely unknown in Brassica napus (B. napus). RESULTS: In this study, 19 euAP2 and four miR172 genes were identified in the B. napus genome. A sequence analysis suggested that 17 euAP2 genes were targeted by Bna-miR172 in the 3' coding region. EuAP2s were classified into five major groups in B.napus. This classification was consistent with the exon-intron structure and motif organization. An analysis of the nonsynonymous and synonymous substitution rates revealed that the euAP2 genes had gone through purifying selection. Whole genome duplication (WGD) or segmental duplication events played a major role in the expansion of the euAP2 gene family. A cis-regulatory element (CRE) analysis suggested that the euAP2s were involved in the response to light, hormones, stress, and developmental processes including circadian control, endosperm and meristem expression. Expression analysis of the miR172-targeted euAP2s in nine different tissues showed diverse spatiotemporal expression patterns. Most euAP2 genes were highly expressed in the floral organs, suggesting their specific functions in flower development. BnaAP2-1, BnaAP2-5 and BnaTOE1-2 had higher expression levels in late-flowering material than early-flowering material based on RNA-seq and qRT-PCR, indicating that they may act as floral suppressors. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, analyses of the evolution, structure, tissue specificity and expression of the euAP2 genes were peformed in B.napus. Based on the RNA-seq and experimental data, euAP2 may be involved in flower development. Three euAP2 genes (BnaAP2-1, BnaAP2-5 and BnaTOE1-2) might be regarded as floral suppressors. The results of this study provide insights for further functional characterization of the miR172 /euAP2 module in B.napus.


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Brassica napus/genética , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Genes de Plantas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Brassica napus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Sequência Conservada/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , MicroRNAs/fisiologia , Filogenia , Alinhamento de Sequência
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 337, 2019 Aug 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31375064

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BACKGROUND: Cymbidium goeringii belongs to the Orchidaceae, which is one of the most abundant angiosperm families. Cymbidium goeringii consist with high economic value and characteristics include fragrance and multiple flower colors. Floral scent is one of the important strategies for ensuring fertilization. However, limited genetic data is available in this non-model plant, and little known about the molecular mechanism responsible for floral scent in this orchid. Transcriptome and expression profiling data are needed to identify genes and better understand the biological mechanisms of floral scents in this species. Present transcriptomic data provides basic information on the genes and enzymes related to and pathways involved in flower secondary metabolism in this plant. RESULTS: In this study, RNA sequencing analyses were performed to identify changes in gene expression and biological pathways related scent metabolism. Three cDNA libraries were obtained from three developmental floral stages: closed bud, half flowering stage and full flowering stage. Using Illumina technique 159,616,374 clean reads were obtained and were assembled into 85,868 final unigenes (average length 1194 nt), 33.85% of which were annotated in the NCBI non redundant protein database. Among this unigenes 36,082 were assigned to gene ontology and 23,164 were combined with COG groups. Total 33,417 unigenes were assigned in 127 pathways according to the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway database. According these transcriptomic data we identified number of candidates genes which differentially expressed in different developmental stages of flower related to fragrance biosynthesis. In q-RT-PCR most of the fragrance related genes highly expressed in half flowering stage. CONCLUSIONS: RNA-seq and DEG data provided comprehensive gene expression information at the transcriptional level that could be facilitate the molecular mechanisms of floral biosynthesis pathways in three developmental phase's flowers in Cymbidium goeringii, moreover providing useful information for further analysis on C. goeringii, and other plants of genus Cymbidium.


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Flores/metabolismo , Genes de Plantas/genética , Odorantes , Orchidaceae/genética , Acetatos/metabolismo , Ciclopentanos/metabolismo , Farneseno Álcool/metabolismo , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Orchidaceae/metabolismo , Oxilipinas/metabolismo , Filogenia , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Sesquiterpenos/metabolismo , Terpenos/metabolismo
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 341, 2019 Aug 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31382871

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BACKGROUND: Barley is a low phosphorus (P) demand cereal crop. Tibetan wild barley, as a progenitor of cultivated barley, has revealed outstanding ability of tolerance to low-P stress. However, the underlying mechanisms of low-P adaption and the relevant genetic controlling are still unclear. RESULTS: We identified low-P tolerant barley lines in a doubled-haploid (DH) population derived from an elite Tibetan wild barley accession and a high-yield cultivar. The tolerant lines revealed greater root plasticity in the terms of lateral root length, compared to low-P sensitive lines, in response to low-P stress. By integrating the QTLs associated with root length and root transcriptomic profiling, candidate genes encoding isoflavone reductase, nitrate reductase, nitrate transporter and transcriptional factor MYB were identified. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) involved the growth of lateral root, Pi transport within cells as well as from roots to shoots contributed to the differences between low-P tolerant line L138 and low-P sensitive lines L73 in their ability of P acquisition and utilization. CONCLUSIONS: The plasticity of root system is an important trait for barley to tolerate low-P stress. The low-P tolerance in the elite DH line derived from a cross of Tibetan wild barley and cultivated barley is characterized by enhanced growth of lateral root and Pi recycling within plants under low-P stress.


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Hordeum/fisiologia , Fósforo/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/fisiologia , Adaptação Fisiológica , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genes de Plantas/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Hordeum/genética , Hordeum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Hordeum/metabolismo , Fósforo/deficiência , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Locos de Características Quantitativas/genética , Estresse Fisiológico
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 340, 2019 Aug 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31382873

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BACKGROUND: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are known to play an important role in the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. Photo-thermosensitive genic male sterile (PTGMS) is a very important germplasm resource in two-line hybrid rice breeding. Although many circRNAs have been identified in rice (Oryza sativa L.), little is known about the biological roles of circRNAs in the fertility transition of the PTGMS rice line. RESULTS: In the present study, RNA-sequencing libraries were constructed from the young panicles of the Wuxiang S sterile line rice (WXS (S)) and its fertile line rice (WXS (F)) at three development stages with three biological replicates. A total of 9994 circRNAs were obtained in WXS rice based on high-throughput strand-specific RNA sequencing and bioinformatic approaches, of which 5305 were known circRNAs and 4689 were novel in rice. And 14 of 16 randomly selected circRNAs were experimentally validated with divergent primers. Our results showed that 186 circRNAs were significantly differentially expressed in WXS (F) compared with WXS (S), of which 97, 87 and 60 circRNAs were differentially expressed at the pollen mother cell (PMC) formation stage (P2), the meiosis stage (P3) and the microspore formation stage (P4), respectively. Fertility specific expression patterns of eight circRNAs were analysis by qRT-PCR. Gene ontology (GO) and KEGG pathway analysis of the parental genes of differentially expressed circRNAs (DECs) revealed that they mainly participated in various biological processes such as development, response to stimulation, hormonal regulation, and reproduction. Furthermore, 15 DECs were found to act as putative miRNA sponges to involved in fertility transition in PTGMS rice line. CONCLUSION: In the present study, the abundance and characteristics of circRNAs were investigated in the PTGMS rice line using bioinformatic approaches. Moreover, the expression patterns of circRNAs were different between WXS (F) and WXS (S). Our findings primarily revealed that circRNAs might be endogenous noncoding regulators of flower and pollen development, and were involved in the fertility transition in the PTGMS rice line, and guide the production and application of two-line hybrid rice.


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Oryza/genética , RNA/genética , Fertilidade/genética , Fertilidade/fisiologia , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Genes de Plantas/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Resposta ao Choque Térmico , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Oryza/fisiologia , Pólen/crescimento & desenvolvimento , RNA/fisiologia
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 339, 2019 Aug 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31382883

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BACKGROUND: Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum) is an edible cereal crop whose sprouts have been marketed and commercialized for their higher levels of anti-oxidants, including rutin and anthocyanin. UDP-glucose flavonoid glycosyltransferases (UFGTs) play an important role in the biosynthesis of flavonoids in plants. So far, few studies are available on UFGT genes that may play a role in tartary buckwheat flavonoids biosynthesis. Here, we report on the identification and functional characterization of seven UFGTs from tartary buckwheat that are potentially involved in flavonoid biosynthesis (and have varying effects on plant growth and development when overexpressed in Arabidopsis thaliana.) RESULTS: Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the potential function of the seven FtUFGT proteins, FtUFGT6, FtUFGT7, FtUFGT8, FtUFGT9, FtUFGT15, FtUFGT40, and FtUFGT41, could be divided into three Arabidopsis thaliana functional subgroups that are involved in flavonoid biosynthesis of and anthocyanin accumulation. A significant positive correlation between FtUFGT8 and FtUFGT15 expression and anthocyanin accumulation capacity was observed in the tartary buckwheat seedlings after cold stress. Overexpression in Arabidopsis thaliana showed that FtUFGT8, FtUFGT15, and FtUFGT41 significantly increased the anthocyanin content in transgenic plants. Unexpectedly, overexpression of FtUFGT6, while not leading to enhanced anthocyanin accumulation, significantly enhanced the growth yield of transgenic plants. When wild-type plants have only cotyledons, most of the transgenic plants of FtUFGT6 had grown true leaves. Moreover, the growth speed of the oxFtUFGT6 transgenic plant root was also significantly faster than that of the wild type. At later growth, FtUFGT6 transgenic plants showed larger leaves, earlier twitching times and more tillers than wild type, whereas FtUFGT15 showed opposite results. CONCLUSIONS: Seven FtUFGTs were isolated from tartary buckwheat. FtUFGT8, FtUFGT15, and FtUFGT41 can significantly increase the accumulation of total anthocyanins in transgenic plants. Furthermore, overexpression of FtUFGT6 increased the overall yield of Arabidopsis transgenic plants at all growth stages. However, FtUFGT15 shows the opposite trend at later growth stage and delays the growth speed of plants. These results suggested that the biological function of FtUFGT genes in tartary buckwheat is diverse.


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Fagopyrum/genética , Genes de Plantas/genética , Glicosiltransferases/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Antocianinas/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Sequência Conservada , Fagopyrum/enzimologia , Flavonoides/metabolismo , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Glicosiltransferases/fisiologia , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 343, 2019 Aug 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31387524

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BACKGROUND: European grapevine cultivars (Vitis vinifera spp.) are highly susceptible to the downy mildew pathogen Plasmopara viticola. Breeding of resistant V. vinifera cultivars is a promising strategy to reduce the impact of disease management. Most cultivars that have been bred for resistance to downy mildew, rely on resistance mediated by the Rpv3 (Resistance to P. viticola) locus. However, despite the extensive use of this locus, little is known about the mechanism of Rpv3-mediated resistance. RESULTS: In this study, Rpv3-mediated defense responses were investigated in Rpv3+ and Rpv3- grapevine cultivars following inoculation with two distinct P. viticola isolates avrRpv3+ and avrRpv3-, with the latter being able to overcome Rpv3 resistance. Based on comparative microscopic, metabolomic and transcriptomic analyses, our results show that the Rpv3-1-mediated resistance is associated with a defense mechanism that triggers synthesis of fungi-toxic stilbenes and programmed cell death (PCD), resulting in reduced but not suppressed pathogen growth and development. Functional annotation of the encoded protein sequence of genes significantly upregulated during the Rpv3-1-mediated defense response revealed putative roles in pathogen recognition, signal transduction and defense responses. CONCLUSION: This study used histochemical, transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses of Rpv3+ and susceptible cultivars inoculated with avirulent and virulent P. viticola isolates to investigate mechanism underlying the Rpv3-1-mediated resistance response. We demonstrated a strong correlation between the expressions of stilbene biosynthesis related genes, the accumulation of fungi-toxic stilbenes, pathogen growth inhibition and PCD.


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Resistência à Doença/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Estilbenos/metabolismo , Vitis/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Metaboloma , Oomicetos/patogenicidade , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Transcrição Genética , Transcriptoma , Vitis/imunologia , Vitis/microbiologia
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 332, 2019 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31357930

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BACKGROUND: Good establishment is important for rapid leaf area development in wheat crops. Poor establishment results in fewer, later-emerging plants, reduced leaf area and tiller number. In addition, poorly established crops suffer from increased soil moisture loss through evaporation and greater competition from weeds while fewer spikes are produced which can reduce grain yield. By protecting the emerging first leaf, the coleoptile is critical for achieving good establishment, and its length and interaction with soil physical properties determine the ability of a cultivar to emerge from depth. RESULTS: Here we characterise a locus on chromosome 1AS, that increases coleoptile length in wheat, which we designate as Lcol-A1. We identified Lcol-A1 by bulked-segregant analysis and used a Halberd-derived population to fine map the gene to a 2 cM region, equivalent to 7 Mb on the IWGSC genome reference sequence of Chinese Spring (RefSeqv1.0). By sowing recently released cultivars and near-isogenic lines in the field at both conventional and deep sowing depths, we confirmed that Locl-A1 was associated with increased emergence from depth in the presence and absence of conventional dwarfing genes. Flanking markers IWB58229 and IWA710 were developed to assist breeders to select for long coleoptile wheats. CONCLUSIONS: Increased coleoptile length is sought in many global wheat production areas to improve crop emergence. The identification of the gene Lcol-A1, together with tools to allow wheat breeders to track the gene, will enable improvements to be made for this important trait.


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Cotilédone/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Triticum/genética , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Cromossomos de Plantas/genética , Genes de Plantas/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Loci Gênicos , Folhas de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Característica Quantitativa Herdável , Triticum/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 323, 2019 Jul 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319801

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BACKGROUND: Exogenous 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) positively regulates plants chlorophyll synthesis and protects them against environmental stresses, although the protection mechanism is not fully clear. Here, we explored the effects of ALA on chlorophyll synthesis in tomato plants, which are sensitive to low temperature. We also examined the roles of the glutathione S-transferase (GSTU43) gene, which is involved in ALA-induced tolerance to oxidation stress and regulation of chlorophyll synthesis under low temperature. RESULTS: Exogenous ALA alleviated low temperature caused chlorophyll synthesis obstacle of uroporphyrinogen III (UROIII) conversion to protoporphyrin IX (Proto IX), and enhanced the production of chlorophyll and its precursors, including endogenous ALA, Proto IX, Mg-protoporphyrin IX (Mg-proto IX), and protochlorophyll (Pchl), under low temperature in tomato leaves. However, ALA did not regulate chlorophyll synthesis at the level of transcription. Notably, ALA up-regulated the GSTU43 gene and protein expression and increased GST activity. Silencing of GSTU43 with virus-induced gene silencing reduced the activities of GST, superoxide dismutase, catalase, ascorbate peroxidase, and glutathione reductase, and increased the membrane lipid peroxidation; while fed with ALA significant increased all these antioxidase activities and antioxidant contents, and alleviated the membrane damage. CONCLUSIONS: ALA triggered GST activity encoded by GSTU43, and increased tomato tolerance to low temperature-induced oxidative stress, perhaps with the assistance of ascorbate- and/or a glutathione-regenerating cycles, and actively regulated the plant redox homeostasis. This latter effect reduced the degree of membrane lipid peroxidation, which was essential for the coordinated synthesis of chlorophyll.


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Ácido Aminolevulínico/metabolismo , Clorofila/metabolismo , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Glutationa Transferase/metabolismo , Lycopersicon esculentum/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Ácido Aminolevulínico/farmacologia , Resposta ao Choque Frio , Glutationa Transferase/genética , Homeostase/efeitos dos fármacos , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Lycopersicon esculentum/efeitos dos fármacos , Lycopersicon esculentum/metabolismo , Lycopersicon esculentum/fisiologia , Oxirredução/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Plantas/genética
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 321, 2019 Jul 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319815

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BACKGROUND: Magnolia wufengensis is a new species of Magnolia L. and has considerable ornamental and economic value due to its unique characteristics. However, because of its characteristic of poor low temperature resistance, M. wufengensis is hardly popularization and application in the north of China. Furthermore, the mechanisms of gene regulation and signaling pathways involved in the cold-stress response remained unclear in this species. In order to solve the above-mentioned problems, we performed de novo transcriptome assembly and compared the gene expression under the natural (25 °C) and cold (4 °C) conditions for M. wufengensis seedlings. RESULTS: More than 46 million high-quality clean reads were produced from six samples (RNA was extracted from the leaves) and were used for performing de novo transcriptome assembly. A total of 59,764 non-redundant unigenes with an average length of 899 bp (N50 = 1,110) were generated. Among these unigenes, 31,038 unigenes exhibited significant sequence similarity to known genes, as determined by BLASTx searches (E-value ≤1.0E-05) against the Nr, SwissProt, String, GO, KEGG, and Cluster of COG databases. Based on a comparative transcriptome analysis, 3,910 unigenes were significantly differentially expressed (false discovery rate [FDR] < 0.05 and |log2FC (CT/CK)| ≥ 1) in the cold-treated samples, and 2,616 and 1,294 unigenes were up- and down-regulated by cold stress, respectively. Analysis of the expression patterns of 16 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) by quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) confirmed the accuracy of the RNA-Seq results. Gene Ontology and KEGG pathway functional enrichment analyses allowed us to better understand these differentially expressed unigenes. The most significant transcriptomic changes observed under cold stress were related to plant hormone and signal transduction pathways, primary and secondary metabolism, and photosynthesis. In addition, 113 transcription factors, including members of the AP2-EREBP, bHLH, WRKY, MYB, NAC, HSF, and bZIP families, were identified as cold responsive. CONCLUSION: We generated a genome-wide transcript profile of M. wufengensis and a de novo-assembled transcriptome that can be used to analyze genes involved in biological processes. In this study, we provide the first report of transcriptome sequencing of cold-stressed M. wufengensis. Our findings provide important clues not only for understanding the molecular mechanisms of cold stress in plants but also for introducing cold hardiness into M. wufengensis.


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Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Magnolia/genética , Resposta ao Choque Frio , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/fisiologia , Genes de Plantas/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Magnolia/fisiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Transdução de Sinais , Transcriptoma
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 324, 2019 Jul 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31324149

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BACKGROUND: Leaf shape development research is important because leaf shapes such as moderate curling can help to improve light energy utilization efficiency. Leaf growth and development includes initiation of the leaf primordia and polar differentiation of the proximal-distal, adaxial-abaxial, and centrolateral axes. Changes in leaf adaxial-abaxial polarity formation, auxin synthesis and signaling pathways, and development of sclerenchyma and cuticle can cause abnormal leaf shapes such as up-curling leaf. Although many genes related to leaf shape development have been reported, the detailed mechanism of leaf development is still unclear. Here, we report an up-curling leaf mutant plant from our Brassica napus germplasm. We studied its inheritance, mapped the up-curling leaf locus BnUC1, built near-isogenic lines for the Bnuc1 mutant, and evaluated the effect of the dominant leaf curl locus on leaf photosynthetic efficiency and agronomic traits. RESULTS: The up-curling trait was controlled by one dominant locus in a progeny population derived from NJAU5734 and Zhongshuang 11 (ZS11). This BnUC1 locus was mapped in an interval of 2732.549 kb on the A05 chromosome of B. napus using Illumina Brassica 60 K Bead Chip Array. To fine map BnUC1, we designed 201 simple sequence repeat (SSR) primers covering the mapping interval. Among them, 16 polymorphic primers that narrowed the mapping interval to 54.8 kb were detected using a BC6F2 family population with 654 individuals. We found six annotated genes in the mapping interval using the B. napus reference genome, including BnaA05g18250D and BnaA05g18290D, which bioinformatics and gene expression analyses predicted may be responsible for leaf up-curling. The up-curling leaf trait had negative effects on the agronomic traits of 30 randomly selected individuals from the BC6F2 population. The near-isogenic line of the up-curling leaf (ZS11-UC1) was constructed to evaluate the effect of BnUC1 on photosynthetic efficiency. The results indicated that the up-curling leaf trait locus was beneficial to improve the photosynthetic efficiency. CONCLUSIONS: An up-curling leaf mutant Bnuc1 was controlled by one dominant locus BnUC1. This locus had positive effects on photosynthetic efficiency, negative effects on some agronomic traits, and may help to increase planting density in B. napus.


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Brassica napus/genética , Genes de Plantas/genética , Folhas de Planta/anatomia & histologia , Brassica napus/anatomia & histologia , Clorofila/metabolismo , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Loci Gênicos , Mutação , Fotossíntese , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 320, 2019 Jul 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319813

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BACKGROUND: Plant cell walls participate in all plant-environment interactions. Maintaining cell wall integrity (CWI) during these interactions is essential. This realization led to increased interest in CWI and resulted in knowledge regarding early perception and signalling mechanisms active during CWI maintenance. By contrast, knowledge regarding processes mediating changes in cell wall metabolism upon CWI impairment is very limited. RESULTS: To identify genes involved and to investigate their contributions to the processes we selected 23 genes with altered expression in response to CWI impairment and characterized the impact of T-DNA insertions in these genes on cell wall composition using Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Insertions in 14 genes led to cell wall phenotypes detectable by FTIR. A detailed analysis of four genes found that their altered expression upon CWI impairment is dependent on THE1 activity, a key component of CWI maintenance. Phenotypic characterizations of insertion lines suggest that the four genes are required for particular aspects of CWI maintenance, cell wall composition or resistance to Plectosphaerella cucumerina infection in adult plants. CONCLUSION: Taken together, the results implicate the genes in responses to CWI impairment, cell wall metabolism and/or pathogen defence, thus identifying new molecular components and processes relevant for CWI maintenance.


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Arabidopsis/genética , Parede Celular/metabolismo , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Ascomicetos , Parede Celular/fisiologia , Resistência à Doença/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Plântula/metabolismo , Plântula/fisiologia , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 264, 2019 Jun 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31215396

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BACKGROUND: Brassica napus L. has little or no primary dormancy, but exhibits great variation in secondary dormancy. Secondary dormancy potential in oilseed rape can lead to the emergence of volunteer plants that cause genetic contamination, reduced quality and biosafety issues. However, the mechanisms underlying secondary dormancy are poorly understood. In this study, cultivars Huaiyou-WSD-H2 (H) and Huaiyou-SSD-V1 (V), which exhibit low (approximately 5%) and high (approximately 95%) secondary dormancy rate, respectively, were identified. Four samples, before (Hb and Vb) and after (Ha and Va) secondary dormancy induction by polyethylene glycol (PEG), were collected to identify the candidate genes involved in secondary dormancy via comparative transcriptome profile analysis. RESULTS: A total of 998 differentially expressed genes (DEGs), which are mainly involved in secondary metabolism, transcriptional regulation, protein modification and signaling pathways, were then detected. Among these DEGs, the expression levels of those involved in the sulfur-rich indole glucosinolate (GLS)-linked auxin biosynthesis pathway were markedly upregulated in the dormant seeds (Va), which were validated by qRT-PCR and subsequently confirmed via detection of altered concentrations of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), IAA conjugates and precursors. Furthermore, exogenous IAA applications to cultivar H enhanced secondary dormancy. CONCLUSION: This study first (to our knowledge) elucidated that indole GLS-linked auxin biosynthesis is enhanced during secondary dormancy induced by PEG, which provides valuable information concerning secondary dormancy and expands the current understanding of the role of auxin in rapeseed.


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Brassica napus/metabolismo , Ácidos Indolacéticos/metabolismo , Dormência de Plantas , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Brassica napus/genética , Brassica napus/fisiologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genes de Plantas/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Glucosinolatos/metabolismo , Indóis/metabolismo , Redes e Vias Metabólicas , Dormência de Plantas/genética , Dormência de Plantas/fisiologia , Metabolismo Secundário/genética , Metabolismo Secundário/fisiologia
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Plant Sci ; 285: 1-13, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203874

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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: 110-121, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203875

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In agricultural soil, the bioavailability of iron (Fe) and phosphorus (P) is often below the plant's requirement causing nutritional deficiency in crops. Under P-limiting conditions, white lupin (Lupinus albus L.) activates mechanisms that promote P solubility in the soil through morphological, physiological and molecular adaptations. Similar changes occur also in Fe-deficient white lupin roots; however, no information is available on the molecular bases of the response. In the present work, responses to Fe and P deficiency and their reciprocal interactions were studied. Transcriptomic analyses indicated that white lupin roots upregulated Fe-responsive genes ascribable to Strategy-I response, this behaviour was mainly evident in cluster roots. The upregulation of some components of Fe-acquisition mechanism occurred also in P-deficient cluster roots. Concerning P acquisition, some P-responsive genes (as phosphate transporters and transcription factors) were upregulated by P deficiency as well by Fe deficiency. These data indicate a strong cross-connection between the responses activated under Fe or P deficiency in white lupin. The activation of Fe- and P-acquisition mechanisms might play a crucial role to enhance the plant's capability to mobilize both nutrients in the rhizosphere, especially P from its associated metal cations.


Assuntos
Ferro/metabolismo , Lupinus/metabolismo , Fósforo/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Fosfatase Ácida/metabolismo , FMN Redutase/metabolismo , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Ferro/deficiência , Lupinus/genética , Lupinus/fisiologia , Fósforo/deficiência , Raízes de Plantas/fisiologia , Rizosfera , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transcriptoma
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Plant Sci ; 285: 14-25, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203878

RESUMO

Intracellular Na+/H+ antiporters (NHXs) play important roles in plant tolerance to salt stress. However, plant NHXs functioning in salt tolerance and the underlying physiological mechanisms remain poorly understood. In this report, we report the identification and functional characterization of PbrNHX2 isolated from Pyrus betulaefolia. PbrNHX2 expression levels were induced by salt, and dehydration, but was unaffected by cold. PbrNHX2 was localized in the tonoplast. Overexpression of PbrNHX2 in tobacco and Pyrus ussuriensis conferred enhanced tolerance to salt tolerance, whereas down-regulation of PbrNHX2 in Pyrus betulaefolia by virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) resulted in elevated salt sensitivity. The transgenic lines contained lower levels of Na+, higher levels of K+, and higher K/Na ratio, whereas they were changed in an opposite way when PbrNHX2 was silenced. In addition, the transgenic plants accumulated lower levels of reactive oxygen species compared with wild type, accompanied by higher activities of three antioxidant enzymes. Taken together, the data demonstrate that PbrNHX2 plays a positive role in salt tolerance and that it holds a great potential for engineering salt tolerance in crops.


Assuntos
Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Pyrus/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Plantas Tolerantes a Sal/metabolismo , Trocadores de Sódio-Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Inativação Gênica , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Pyrus/genética , Pyrus/fisiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Estresse Salino , Plantas Tolerantes a Sal/genética , Plantas Tolerantes a Sal/fisiologia , Trocadores de Sódio-Hidrogênio/genética , Trocadores de Sódio-Hidrogênio/fisiologia , Tabaco
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Plant Sci ; 285: 141-150, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203879

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Plant tissue brittleness is related to cellular structure and lodging. MED0031 is a mutant identified previously from ethyl methane sulfonate treatment of diploid wheat accession TA2726, showing brittleness in both stem and leaf. In microscopic and histological observations, the mutant was found to have less large vascular bundles per unit area, a thinner sclerenchyma cell wall, and a broader parenchyma, compared with the wild type. The mutated gene, TmBr1, was mapped to a 0.056 cM interval on chromosome 5Am. This gene was cloned using a MapRseq approach that searched the candidate gene through combination of the prior target gene mapping information with SNP calling and discovery of differentially expressed genes from RNA_seq data of the wild type and a BC3F2 bulk showing the mutant phenotype. TmBr1 encodes a COBL protein and a nonsense mutation within the region coding for the conserved COBRA domain caused premature translation termination. Introduction of TmBr1 to Arabidopsis AtCOBL4 mutant rescued the phenotype, demonstrating their functional conservation. Apart from the effect on cellulose content, the TmBr1 mutation might modulate synthesis of noncellulosic polysaccharide pectin as well. Application of the MapRseq approach to isolation of genes present in recombination cold spots and complicated genomes was discussed.


Assuntos
Clonagem Molecular/métodos , Genes de Plantas/genética , Triticum/genética , Parede Celular/metabolismo , Celulose/metabolismo , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Lignina/metabolismo , Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura , Pectinas/metabolismo , Filogenia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Triticum/anatomia & histologia , Triticum/fisiologia
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Plant Sci ; 285: 165-174, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203881

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The TPL/TPR co-repressor is involved in many plant signaling pathways, including those regulating the switch from vegetative to reproductive growth. Here, a TPL homolog (TPL 1-2) was isolated from chrysanthemum. Its product was found to be deposited in the nucleus. The abundance of TPL1-2 transcript varied across the plant, with its highest level being recorded in the stem apex, and its lowest in the root and stem. In the leaf, the abundance of TPL1-2 transcript was highest at dusk in plants exposed to long days, and at dawn in those exposed to short days. Site-directed mutagenesis was used to induce an N176H mutation in TPL1-2. The constitutive expression in Arabidopsis thaliana of the wild type and the mutated alleles of TPL1-2 had a contrasting effect on flowering time, with the mutant transgene expressors flowering later than the wild type transgene expressors. The flowering-related genes FT, TSF, FUL and AP1 were all more strongly transcribed in the mutant transgene expressors than in the wild type transgene expressors.


Assuntos
Chrysanthemum/genética , Flores/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Genes de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Arabidopsis , Chrysanthemum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Chrysanthemum/fisiologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Fatores de Tempo , Técnicas do Sistema de Duplo-Híbrido
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Plant Sci ; 285: 193-199, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203884

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Wheat domestication was a milestone in the rise of agrarian societies in the Fertile Crescent. As opposed to the freely dispersing seeds of its tetraploid progenitor wild emmer, the hallmark trait of domesticated wheat is intact, harvestable spikes. During domestication, wheat acquired recessive loss-of-function mutations in the Brittle Rachis 1 genes, both in the A genome (BTR1-A) and B genome (BTR1-B). In this study, we probe the geographical provenances of these mutations via haplotype analyses of a collection of wild and domesticated accessions. Our results show that the precursor of the domesticated haplotype of BTR1-A was detected in 32% of the wild accessions gathered throughout the Levant, from central Israel to central Turkey. In contrast, the precursor of the domesticated haplotype of BTR1-B, which carries a distinct 11 bp deletion in the promoter region, was found in only 10% of the tested wild accessions, all from the Southern Levant. Moreover, we identified of a single wild emmer accession in Southern Levant that carries the progenitor haplotypes for both BTR1-A and BTR1-B genes. These observations suggest that at least part of the emmer domestication process occurred in Southern Levant, contrary to the widely held view that the northern part of the Fertile Crescent was the center of wheat domestication.


Assuntos
Domesticação , Genes de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Triticum/genética , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Haplótipos/genética , Mutação , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas
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Plant Sci ; 285: 79-90, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203896

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Inactivation of abscisic acid (ABA) in vitro may be catalyzed either by ABA 8'-hydroxylase (ABA8'OH) or by ABA uridine diphosphate glucosyltransferase (ABAUGT), which conjugates ABA with glucose. However, the involvement of these enzymes in the control of ABA content in vivo, especially ABAUGT, has not been fully elucidated. In pea seeds, both PsABAUGT1 and PsABA8'OH1 contribute to the reduction of ABA content during seed maturation and imbibition; however, during the first hours of imbibition, a high expression of only PsABAUGT1 was observed. Imbibition of seeds with H2O2 increased the ABA content despite the oxygen availability and altered the expression of metabolic genes. The expression of the biosynthetic gene 9-cis-epoxycarotene dioxygenase (PsNCED2) was increased, while that of PsABAUGT1 was decreased in each H2O2 experiment despite O2 availability. Under hypoxia, only seeds imbibed with H2O2 germinated, while under nonlimiting oxygen conditions, the germination rate was not altered by H2O2. Under hypoxia, the germination rate of H2O2-imbibed seeds seemed to not depend on the absolute ABA content and rather on the balance between ABA and gibberellins (GA), as H2O2 increased the expression of GA synthesis genes. Overexpression of PsABAUGT1 in Arabidopsis decreases seed ABA content, accelerates germination and reduces seed sensitivity to exogenously applied ABA, confirming the ability of PsABAUGT1 to inactivate ABA. Thus, PsABAUGT1 is a new player in the regulation of ABA content in maturating and imbibed pea seeds, both under standard conditions and in response to H2O2.


Assuntos
Ácido Abscísico/metabolismo , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Germinação , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Ervilhas/metabolismo , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Sementes/metabolismo , Arabidopsis , Homeostase , Ervilhas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Ervilhas/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Sementes/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Plant Sci ; 284: 185-191, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31084871

RESUMO

Transcriptional activation of ascorbate biosynthesis-associated genes under illumination is one of the important steps in ascorbate pool size regulation in photosynthetic tissues. Several biological processes within chloroplasts such as photosynthesis are required for this activation, suggesting functional chloroplasts to play a key role. We herein found that when grown on agar plate, ascorbate content in Arabidopsis non-photosynthetic tissues, roots, are unexpectedly almost comparable to that in shoots. The high accumulation of ascorbate was particularly observed in root regions closer to the root-hypocotyl junction, in which chloroplast development occurred because of a direct exposure to light. When chloroplast development in roots were further stimulated by shoot removal, the expression of biosynthetic genes, especially VTC2 gene that encodes GDP-l-galactose phosphorylase, was activated, resulting in an increase in ascorbate pool size. These positive effects were canceled when the roots were treated with a photosynthetic inhibitor. A null mutation in the LONG HYPOCOTYL 5 (HY5) gene almost completely inhibited root greening as well as the VTC2 expression. Overall, these findings show that chloroplast development can trigger the expression of ascorbate biosynthesis-associated genes not only in leaves but also in roots.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Ácido Ascórbico/biossíntese , Cloroplastos/fisiologia , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Ácido Ascórbico/metabolismo , Clorofila/metabolismo , Cloroplastos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes de Plantas/fisiologia , Redes e Vias Metabólicas , Raízes de Plantas/fisiologia , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real
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