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GM Crops Food ; 12(1): 71-83, 2021 Jan 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32997586

RESUMO

This study assessed the farm-level economic and environmental impacts from the use of genetically modified (GM) corn in Vietnam (resistant to Lepidopteran pests of corn and tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate). It was largely based on a farmer survey conducted in 2018-19. The GM varieties out-performed conventional varieties in terms of yield by +30.4% (+15.2% if the yield comparison is with only the nearest performing equivalent conventional varieties) and reduced the cost of production by between US $26.47 per ha and US $31.30 per ha. For every extra US $1 spent on GM seed relative to conventional seed, farmers gained between an additional US $6.84 and US $12.55 in extra income. The GM maize technology also reduced insecticide and herbicide use. The average amount of herbicide active ingredient applied to the GM crop area was 26% lower (1.66 kg per ha) than the average value for the conventional corn area (2.26 kg/ai per ha) and in terms of the associated environmental impact of the herbicide use, as measured by the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) indicator, it was lower by 36% than the average value applicable to the conventional corn area. Insecticides were used on a significantly lower GM crop area and, when used, in smaller amounts. The average amount of insecticide applied to the GM corn crop was significantly lower by 78% (0.08 kg/ai per ha) than the average value for the conventional corn area (0.36 kg/ai per ha) and in terms of the associated environmental impact of the insecticide use, as measured by the EIQ indicator, it was also lower by 77% than the average value for conventional corn (14.06 per ha).


Assuntos
Produtos Agrícolas/genética , Zea mays/genética , Fazendas , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Inquéritos e Questionários , Vietnã
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008801, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866183

RESUMO

Rice stripe virus (RSV) is one of the most destructive viral diseases affecting rice production. However, so far, only one RSV resistance gene has been cloned, the molecular mechanisms underlying host-RSV interaction are still poorly understood. Here, we show that increasing levels or signaling of brassinosteroids (BR) and jasmonic acid (JA) can significantly enhance the resistance against RSV. On the contrary, plants impaired in BR or JA signaling are more susceptible to RSV. Moreover, the enhancement of RSV resistance conferred by BR is impaired in OsMYC2 (a key positive regulator of JA response) knockout plants, suggesting that BR-mediated RSV resistance requires active JA pathway. In addition, we found that RSV infection suppresses the endogenous BR levels to increase the accumulation of OsGSK2, a key negative regulator of BR signaling. OsGSK2 physically interacts with OsMYC2, resulting in the degradation of OsMYC2 by phosphorylation and reduces JA-mediated defense to facilitate virus infection. These findings not only reveal a novel molecular mechanism mediating the crosstalk between BR and JA in response to virus infection and deepen our understanding about the interaction of virus and plants, but also suggest new effective means of breeding RSV resistant crops using genetic engineering.


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Brassinosteroides/metabolismo , Ciclopentanos/metabolismo , Oryza , Oxilipinas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Transdução de Sinais , Tenuivirus , Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina e Hélice-Alça-Hélix Básicos/genética , Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina e Hélice-Alça-Hélix Básicos/metabolismo , Oryza/genética , Oryza/metabolismo , Oryza/virologia , Doenças das Plantas/genética , Doenças das Plantas/virologia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/virologia , Tenuivirus/genética , Tenuivirus/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237176, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745128

RESUMO

Some monocotyledonous plants, including liliaceous, amaryllidaceous and iridaceous ones, produce flowers with petaloid tepals in whorls 1 and 2 organs. For explaining the molecular mechanism of two-layered petaloid tepal development, the modified ABC model has been proposed, in which B class genes are expressed in whorl 1 organs as well as in whorls 2 and 3 organs. We have previously obtained results strongly support the modified ABC model by chimeric repressor gene-silencing technology (CRES-T)-mediated suppression of B function in the liliaceous plant Tricyrtis sp. In the present study, we introduced a CRES-T construct derived from the B class gene of Tricyrtis sp. (TrihDEFa-SRDX) into Lilium sp. in order to examine the effect of suppressing B function on the floral organ identity. Flowers of transgenic plants did not open fully and had pale pink-colored tepals with decreased numbers of papillae on the adaxial side in whorls 1 and 2 compared with those of non-transgenic plants. No apparent morphological alterations were observed in whorls 3 and 4 organs. Both the amount of total anthocyanins and the expression levels of endogenous flavonoid biosynthesis-related genes (LhMYB12, LhbHLH2, LhCHS, LhF3H, LhF3'H, LhDFR and LhANS) decreased in whorls 1 and 2 organs of transgenic plants compared with non-transgenic plants. In addition, the expression levels of endogenous B class genes (LFDEF, LFGLOA and LFGLOB) decreased in transgenic plants and the level was negatively correlated with the degree of morphological alteration. Thus suppression of B function may reduce the identity of petaloid tepals in whorls 1 and 2 of transgenic Lilium sp.


Assuntos
Flores/genética , Inativação Gênica , Lilium/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Flores/anatomia & histologia , Flores/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236246, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804956

RESUMO

K+ is an essential nutrient for plant growth and is responsible for many important physiological processes. K+ deficiency leads to crop yield losses, and overexpression of K+ transporter genes has been proven to be an effective way to resolve this problem. However, current research on the overexpression of K+ transporter genes is limited to plant sources. TrkH is a bacterial K+ transporter whose function generally depends on the regulation of TrkA. To date, whether TrkH can improve K+ uptake in eukaryotic organisms is still unknown. In this study, a novel MbtrkH gene was cloned from marine microbial metagenomic DNA. Functional complementation and K+-depletion analyses revealed that MbTrkH functions in K+ uptake in the K+-deficient yeast strain CY162. Moreover, K+-depletion assays revealed that MbtrkH overexpression improves plant K+ uptake. K+ hydroponic culture experiments showed that, compared with WT tobacco lines, MbtrkH transgenic tobacco lines had significantly greater fresh weights, dry weights and K+ contents. These results indicate that MbTrkH promotes K+ uptake independently of TrkA in eukaryotes and provide a new strategy for improving K+-use efficiency in plants.


Assuntos
Organismos Aquáticos/genética , Potássio/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Água do Mar/microbiologia , Tabaco/metabolismo , Clonagem Molecular , Metagenoma , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Canais de Potássio/genética , Canais de Potássio/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Tabaco/genética
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Plant Mol Biol ; 104(3): 263-281, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32740898

RESUMO

KEY MESSAGE: Plant-specific Dof transcription factors VDOF1 and VDOF2 are novel regulators of vascular cell differentiation through the course of a lifetime in Arabidopsis, with shifting their transcriptional target genes. Vascular system is one of critical tissues for vascular plants to transport low-molecular compounds, such as water, minerals, and the photosynthetic product, sucrose. Here, we report the involvement of two Dof transcription factors, named VASCULAR-RELATED DOF1 (VDOF1)/VDOF4.6 and VDOF2/VDOF1.8, in vascular cell differentiation and lignin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. VDOF genes were expressed in vascular tissues, but the detailed expression sites were partly different between VDOF1 and VDOF2. Vein patterning and lignin analysis of VDOF overexpressors and double mutant vdof1 vdof2 suggested that VDOF1 and VDOF2 would function as negative regulators of vein formation in seedlings, and lignin deposition in inflorescence stems. Interestingly, effects of VDOF overexpression in lignin deposition were different by developmental stages of inflorescence stems, and total lignin contents were increased and decreased in VDOF1 and VDOF2 overexpressors, respectively. RNA-seq analysis of inducible VDOF overexpressors demonstrated that the genes for cell wall biosynthesis, including lignin biosynthetic genes, and the transcription factor genes related to stress response and brassinosteroid signaling were commonly affected by VDOF1 and VDOF2 overexpression. Taken together, we concluded that VDOF1 and VDOF2 are novel regulators of vascular cell differentiation through the course of a lifetime, with shifting their transcriptional target genes: in seedlings, the VDOF genes negatively regulate vein formation, while at reproductive stages, the VDOF proteins target lignin biosynthesis.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Lignina/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Ontologia Genética , Inflorescência , Mutação , Caules de Planta/citologia , Caules de Planta/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Sementes , Análise de Sequência
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Gene ; 760: 144990, 2020 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32721476

RESUMO

The MYB transcription factors are involved in the regulation of plant secondary metabolism, cell development and morphogenesis, and stress response. Here, a full-length, 816-bp NtMYB4a cDNA, which encodes a protein comprising 271 amino acids, was isolated from tobacco leaves. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that NtMYB4a is most similar to Nicotiana. attenuata MYB4, followed by Eriobotrya japonica MYB4, and NtMYB4a clustered with transcriptional activators rather than repressors. Subcellular localization assays showed that NtMYB4 localized in the nucleus, membrane, and cytoplasm. Expression analyses revealed differential expression of NtMYB4a among different tissues and organs and between different developmental stages, with most expression occurring in the stems and leaves during the full-bloom stage. Moreover, NtMYB4a expression was induced by cold, NaCl, PEG, abscisic acid, methyl jasmonate, and dark stressors, and the expression patterns and maximum expression levels varied with the type of stress. Overexpression of NtMYB4a upregulated NtPAL, Nt4CL, NtCHS, NtCHI, NtF3H, NtDFR, NtANS, and NtUFGT, which resulted in increased anthocyanin content in the tobacco corolla and darker colors. However, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated knockout of NtMYB4a downregulated NtPAL, NtC4H, Nt4CL, NtCHS, NtCHI, NtF3H, NtANS, and NtUFGT, which resulted in reduced anthocyanin content, and lighter corolla colors. These results indicated that NtMYB4a positively regulates anthocyanin biosynthesis and is involved in abiotic stress responses in tobacco plants.


Assuntos
Tabaco/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/isolamento & purificação , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Ácido Abscísico/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Antocianinas/biossíntese , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Filogenia , Folhas de Planta/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Tabaco/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Ativação Transcricional/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(31): 18385-18392, 2020 08 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32690686

RESUMO

Transgenic crops that produce insecticidal proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) can suppress pests and reduce insecticide sprays, but their efficacy is reduced when pests evolve resistance. Although farmers plant refuges of non-Bt host plants to delay pest resistance, this tactic has not been sufficient against the western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera In the United States, some populations of this devastating pest have rapidly evolved practical resistance to Cry3 toxins and Cry34/35Ab, the only Bt toxins in commercially available corn that kill rootworms. Here, we analyzed data from 2011 to 2016 on Bt corn fields producing Cry3Bb alone that were severely damaged by this pest in 25 crop-reporting districts of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. The annual mean frequency of these problem fields was 29 fields (range 7 to 70) per million acres of Cry3Bb corn in 2011 to 2013, with a cost of $163 to $227 per damaged acre. The frequency of problem fields declined by 92% in 2014 to 2016 relative to 2011 to 2013 and was negatively associated with rotation of corn with soybean. The effectiveness of corn rotation for mitigating Bt resistance problems did not differ significantly between crop-reporting districts with versus without prevalent rotation-resistant rootworm populations. In some analyses, the frequency of problem fields was positively associated with planting of Cry3 corn and negatively associated with planting of Bt corn producing both a Cry3 toxin and Cry34/35Ab. The results highlight the central role of crop rotation for mitigating impacts of D. v. virgifera resistance to Bt corn.


Assuntos
Besouros/fisiologia , Produção Agrícola/métodos , Endotoxinas/farmacologia , Doenças das Plantas/parasitologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/imunologia , Zea mays/imunologia , Animais , Bacillus thuringiensis/genética , Bacillus thuringiensis/metabolismo , Besouros/efeitos dos fármacos , Produção Agrícola/economia , Endotoxinas/genética , Endotoxinas/metabolismo , Resistência a Inseticidas , Iowa , Controle Biológico de Vetores/economia , Doenças das Plantas/economia , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas/prevenção & controle , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/parasitologia , Soja/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Zea mays/genética , Zea mays/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Zea mays/parasitologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3439, 2020 07 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32651385

RESUMO

Various stress conditions induce the nuclear translocation of cytosolic glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPC), but its nuclear function in plant stress responses remains elusive. Here we show that GAPC interacts with a transcription factor to promote the expression of heat-inducible genes and heat tolerance in Arabidopsis. GAPC accumulates in the nucleus under heat stress. Overexpression of GAPC enhances heat tolerance of seedlings and the expression of heat-inducible genes whereas knockout of GAPCs has opposite effects. Screening of Arabidopsis transcription factors identifies nuclear factor Y subunit C10 (NF-YC10) as a GAPC-binding protein. The effects of GAPC overexpression are abolished when NF-YC10 is deficient, the heat-induced nuclear accumulation of GAPC is suppressed, or the GAPC-NF-YC10 interaction is disrupted. GAPC overexpression also enhances the binding ability of NF-YC10 to its target promoter. The results reveal a cellular and molecular mechanism for the nuclear moonlighting of a glycolytic enzyme in plant response to environmental changes.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Gliceraldeído-3-Fosfato Desidrogenases/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Fator de Ligação a CCAAT/genética , Fator de Ligação a CCAAT/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/genética , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Núcleo Celular/fisiologia , Citosol/metabolismo , Citosol/fisiologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/fisiologia , Gliceraldeído-3-Fosfato Desidrogenases/genética , Resposta ao Choque Térmico/genética , Resposta ao Choque Térmico/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/fisiologia , Plântula/genética , Plântula/metabolismo , Plântula/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Gene ; 758: 144954, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32683079

RESUMO

Teosinte branched1/cycloidea/proliferating cell factor1 (TCP) is a plant-specific protein family member involved in plant growth and development. However, the functions of most members of the cotton TCP family are unknown. In this study, the GbTCP5 gene encodes a sea-island cotton class II TCP CIN subclass transcription factor. The GbTCP5 transcription factor is located in the nucleus, has transcriptional activation activity, and can bind to TCP II cis-acting elements. GbTCP5 was widely expressed in tissues with the highest transcript level in the calyx. GbTCP5 is expressed at different developmental stages of the fiber and has significantly high transcriptional level expression in the fibers at 20, 30 and 35 days post anthesis (DPA). Heterologous overexpression of the GbTCP5 gene increased root hair length, root hair and stem trichome density, and stem lignin content in transgenic Arabidopsis compared to the wild type (WT). GbTCP5 binds the promoters of the GL3, EGL3, CPC, MYB46, LBD30, CesA4, VND7, CCOMT1, and CAD5 genes to upregulate their expression. Moreover, the homologous genes of these genes are expressed in the fibers of different developmental stages of the sea-island cotton fiber. These results indicate that GbTCP5 regulates root hair development and secondary wall formation in Arabidopsis and may be a candidate gene for improving cotton fiber quality.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/genética , Gossypium/genética , Lignina/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Tricomas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fibra de Algodão/análise , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Raízes de Plantas/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Ativação Transcricional/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008883, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32609718

RESUMO

Plant steroid hormones brassinosteroids (BRs) regulate plant growth and development at many levels. While negative regulatory factors that inhibit development and are counteracted by BRs exist in the root meristem, these factors have not been characterized. The functions of UPB1 transcription factor in BR-regulated root growth have not been established, although its role in regulating root are well documented. Here, we found that BIN2 interacts with and phosphorylates the UPB1 transcription factor consequently promoting UPB1 stability and transcriptional activity. Genetic analysis revealed that UPB1 deficiency could partially recover the short-root phenotype of BR-deficient mutants. Expression of a mutated UPB1S37AS41A protein lacking a conserved BIN2 phosphorylation sites can rescue shorter root phenotype of bin2-1 mutant. In addition, UPB1 was repressed by BES1 at the transcriptional level. The paclobutrazol-resistant protein family (PRE2/3) interacts with UPB1 and inhibits its transcriptional activity to promote root meristem development, and BIN2-mediated phosphorylation of UPB1 suppresses its interaction with PRE2/3, and subsequently impairing root meristem development. Taken together, our data elucidate a molecular mechanism by which BR promotes root growth via inhibiting BIN2-UPB1 module.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Brassinosteroides/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases/genética , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Meristema/genética , Meristema/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fosforilação , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Plant Mol Biol ; 104(1-2): 137-150, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32623622

RESUMO

KEY MESSAGE: OsGhd7 gene was discovered by screening our rice activation tagging population. CRISPR-Cas9 created knockouts of OsGhd7 conferred early flowering and early maturity in rice varieties across multiple geographical locations in China. Our research shows that OsGhd7 is a good target for breeding early maturity rice varieties, and an excellent example of the advantages of applying the CRISPR-Cas9 technology for trait improvement. Flowering time (heading date) is an important trait for crop cultivation and yield. In this study, we discovered a late flowering gene OsGhd7 by screening our rice activation tagging population, and demonstrated that overexpression of OsGhd7 delayed flowering time in rice, and the delay in flowering time depended on the transgene expression level. OsGhd7 is a functional allele of the Ghd7 gene family; knockouts of OsGhd7 generated by CRISPR-Cas9 significantly accelerated flowering time and the earliness of the flowering time depended on field location. The homozygous OsGhd7 knockout lines showed approximately 8, 10, and 20 days earlier flowering than controls at three different locations in China (Changsha City, Sanya City, and Beijing City, respectively) that varied from 18.25° N to 39.90° N. Furthermore, knockouts of OsGhd7 also showed an early flowering phenotype in different rice varieties, indicating OsGhd7 can be used as a common target gene for using the CRISPR technology to modulate rice flowering time. The importance of OsGhd7 and CRISPR technology for breeding early maturity rice varieties are discussed.


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Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Flores/genética , Oryza/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Alelos , Sequência de Bases , Clonagem Molecular , Repetições Palindrômicas Curtas Agrupadas e Regularmente Espaçadas , Flores/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Oryza/metabolismo , Fenótipo , Desenvolvimento Vegetal/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Reprodução , Alinhamento de Sequência
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Plant Mol Biol ; 104(3): 249-261, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32715397

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Secondary cell wall not only provides rigidity and mechanical resistance to plants, but also has a large impact on plant growth and adaptation to environments. Biosynthesis of secondary cell wall is regulated by a complicated signaling transduction network; however, it is still unclear how the transcriptional regulation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis works at the molecular level. Here, we report in rice that OVATE family proteins 6 (OsOFP6) is a positive regulator in modulating expression of the genes related to biosynthesis of the secondary cell wall. Transgenic plants with knock-down of OsOFP6 by RNA interference showed increased leaf angle, which resulted from the thinner secondary cell wall with reduced amounts of cellulose and lignin, whilst overexpression of OsOFP6 in rice led to the thinker secondary cell wall with increased lignin content. Protein-protein interaction analysis revealed that OsOFP6 interacts with Oryza sativa homeobox 15 (OSH15), a class I KNOX protein. The interaction of OsOFP6 and OSH15 enhanced the transcriptional activity of OSH15 which binds to the promoter of OsIRX9 (Oryza sativa IRREGULAR XYLEM 9). Taken together, our study provides insights into the function of OsOFP6 in regulating leaf angle and the control of biosynthesis of secondary cell wall.


Assuntos
Parede Celular/metabolismo , Oryza/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Parede Celular/ultraestrutura , Celulose/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Lignina/metabolismo , Oryza/genética , Folhas de Planta/anatomia & histologia , Folhas de Planta/citologia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Interferência de RNA , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Xilema/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236571, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32730284

RESUMO

The occurrence of genotype by environment interaction (G x E), which is defined as the differential response of genotypes to environmental variation, is frequently reported in maize cultures, making it challenging to recommend cultivars. Methods allowing to study the potential nonlinear pattern of genotype responses to environmental variation allied to prior beliefs on unknown parameters are interesting to evaluate the phenotypic adaptability and stability of genotypes. In this context, the present study aimed to assess the adaptability and stability of maize hybrids, by using the Bayesian segmented regression model, and evaluate the efficacy of using informative and minimally informative prior distributions for the selection of cultivars. Randomized complete-block design experiments were carried out to study the yield (kg/ha) of 25 maize hybrids, in 22 different environments, in Northeastern Brazil. The Bayesian segmented regression model fitted using informative prior distributions presented lower credibility intervals and Deviance Criterium of Information values, compared to those obtained by fitting using minimally informative distributions. Therefore, the model using informative prior distributions was considered for the adaptability and stability evaluation of maize genotypes. Once most northeastern farmers in Brazil have limited capital, the genotype P4285HX should be considered for planting, due to its high yield performance and adaptability to unfavorable environments.


Assuntos
Modelos Genéticos , Zea mays/genética , Adaptação Fisiológica/genética , Teorema de Bayes , Interação Gene-Ambiente , Genótipo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Zea mays/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Zea mays/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234882, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32584908

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Strong early vigour plays a crucial role in wheat yield improvement by enhancing resource utilization efficiency. Synthetic hexaploid wheat (SHW) combines the elite genes of tetraploid wheat with Aegilops tauschii and has been widely used in wheat genetic improvement for its abundant genetic variation. The two SHWs Syn79 and Syn80 were derived from the crossing of the same tetraploid wheat DOY1 with two different Ae. tauschii accessions, AT333 and AT428, respectively. The Syn80 possessed better early vigour traits than Syn79, theretically caused by their D genome from Ae. tauschii. To dissect their genetic basis in a hexaploid background, 203 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from the cross of Syn79 x Syn80 were developed to detect quantitative trait loci (QTL) for four early biomass related traits: plant height (PH), tiller number (TN), shoot fresh weight (SFW) and shoot dry weight (SDW) per plant, under five different environmental conditions. Determined from the data of SNP markers, two genome regions on 1DS and 7D were stably associated with the four early biomass related traits showing pleiotropic effects. Four stable QTLs QPh.saas-1DS, QTn.saas-1DS, QSfw.saas-1DS and QSdw.saas-1DS explaining 7.92, 15.34, 9.64 and 10.15% of the phenotypic variation, respectively, were clustered in the region of 1DS from AX-94812958 to AX-110910133. Meanwhile, QPh.saas-7D, QTn.saas-7D, QSfw.saas-7D and QSdw.saas-7D were flanked by AX-109917900 and AX-110605376 on 7D, explaining 16.12, 24.35, 15.25 and 13.37% of the phenotypic variation on average, respectively. Moreover, these genomic QTLs on 1DS and 7D enhancing biomass in the parent Syn80 were from Ae. tauschii AT428. These findings suggest that these two QTLs from Ae. tauschii can be expressed stably in a hexaploid background at the jointing stage and be used for wheat improvement.


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Aegilops/genética , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Genoma de Planta , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Triticum/genética , Biomassa , Produção Agrícola , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Poliploidia , Triticum/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2965, 2020 06 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32528082

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Trajectories of cellular ontogeny are tightly controlled and often involve feedback-regulated molecular antagonism. For example, sieve element differentiation along developing protophloem cell files of Arabidopsis roots requires two antagonistic regulators of auxin efflux. Paradoxically, loss-of-function in either regulator triggers similar, seemingly stochastic differentiation failures of individual sieve element precursors. Here we show that these patterning defects are distinct and non-random. They can be explained by auxin-dependent bistability that emerges from competition for auxin between neighboring cells. This bistability depends on the presence of an auxin influx facilitator, and can be triggered by either flux enhancement or repression. Our results uncover a hitherto overlooked aspect of auxin uptake, and highlight the contributions of local auxin influx, efflux and biosynthesis to protophloem formation. Moreover, the combined experimental-modeling approach suggests that without auxin efflux homeostasis, auxin influx interferes with coordinated differentiation.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/citologia , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/fisiologia , Ácidos Indolacéticos/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/citologia , Raízes de Plantas/genética , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Transformação Genética/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234029, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32484836

RESUMO

The aim of this study was to determine the effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of humic acid (HA) on foxtail millet (Setaria italica Beauv.) under drought conditions. The rainless climate of the Shanxi Province (37°42'N, 112°58'E) in China provides a natural simulation of drought conditions. Two foxtail millet cultivars, Jingu21 and Zhangza10, were cultivated in Shanxi for two consecutive years (2017-2018) based on a split-plot design. Plant growth, grain quality, and mineral elements were analyzed in foxtail millet treated with HA (50, 100, 200, 300, and 400 mg L-1) and those treated with clear water. Transcriptome sequencing followed by bioinformatics analysis was performed on plants in the normal control (CK), drought treatment (D), and drought + HA treatment (DHA) groups. Results were verified using real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR). HA at a concentration of 100-200 mg L-1 caused a significant increase in the yield of foxtail millet and had a positive effect on dry weight and root-shoot ratio. HA also significantly increased P, Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mg content in grains. Moreover, a total of 1098 and 409 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified in group D vs. CK and D vs. DHA, respectively. A protein-protein interaction network and two modules were constructed based on DEGs (such as SETIT_016654mg) between groups D and DHA. These DEGs were mainly enriched in the metabolic pathway. In conclusion, HA (100 mg L-1) was found to promote the growth of foxtail millet under drought conditions. Furthermore, SETIT_016654mg may play a role in the effect of HA on foxtail millet via control of the metabolic pathway. This study lays the foundation for research into the molecular mechanisms that underlie the alleviating effects of HA on foxtail millet under drought conditions.


Assuntos
Substâncias Húmicas , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Setaria (Planta)/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Transcriptoma/genética , China , Secas , Grão Comestível/efeitos dos fármacos , Grão Comestível/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Setaria (Planta)/efeitos dos fármacos , Setaria (Planta)/genética , Estresse Fisiológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos
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Plant Mol Biol ; 104(1-2): 55-65, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32572798

RESUMO

Increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has a significant effect on plant growth and development. To explore the elevated-CO2 response, we generated transcriptional profiles over a time course (2 h-14 days) of exposure to elevated CO2 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genes related to photosynthesis were down-regulated and circadian rhythm-related genes were abnormally regulated in the early to middle phase of elevated CO2 exposure. To understand the novel mechanism of elevated CO2 signaling, we focused on 42 unknown small coding genes that showed differential expression patterns under elevated CO2 conditions. Four transgenic plants overexpressing the small coding gene exhibited a growth-defective phenotype under elevated CO2 but not under current CO2. Transcriptome analysis showed that circadian rhythm-related genes were commonly regulated in four transgenic plants. These circadian rhythm-related genes were transcribed in the dark when CO2 concentrations in the leaf was high. Taken together, our identified four small coding genes are likely to participate in elevated CO2 signaling to the circadian rhythm.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Dióxido de Carbono/metabolismo , Ritmo Circadiano/genética , Ritmo Circadiano/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Fenótipo , Fotossíntese/genética , Desenvolvimento Vegetal , Folhas de Planta/genética , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , RNA de Plantas/genética , RNA de Plantas/isolamento & purificação , Transcriptoma
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Gene ; 752: 144788, 2020 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32439375

RESUMO

Primulina genus is an ideal wild ornamental flower and emerging model for studying biosynthesis, diversity, and evolution of flower pigment. However, the molecular mechanism underlying anthocyanin biosynthesis and regulation in Primulina remains unknown. Here, changes in anthocyanin content and the expression profiles of anthocyanin biosynthetic structural genes were examined in developing Primulina swinglei flowers and three other organs. Seventy-three R2R3-MYB transcription factor genes were identified from transcriptome of P. swinglei flowers, two of which, PsMYB1 and PsMYB2, are candidate regulators of anthocyanin biosynthesis according to clustering analysis. Furthermore, transient over-expression studies using tobacco leaves showed distinct pigment accumulation following co-infection with PsMYB1 and MrbHLH1 (a previously confirmed anthocyanin regulator from Morella rubra). Additionally, dual luciferase assays showed that PsMYB1 trans-activated the PsANS promoter, with the addition of MrbHLH1 resulting in a 5-fold increase in the intensity of this interaction. PsMYB1 did not, however, have any effect on the PsF3H promoter. The expression profile and dual luciferase assays showed that PsMYB2 plays no roles in anthocyanin regulation. Therefore, PsMYB1 is proposed to be the transcription factor gene regulating anthocyanin biosynthesis in P. swinglei.


Assuntos
Antocianinas/biossíntese , Antocianinas/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos/genética , Antocianinas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Flores/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Genes de Plantas/genética , Lamiales/genética , Magnoliopsida/genética , Pigmentação/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Tabaco/genética , Transativadores/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/genética
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Food Chem ; 324: 126821, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32361093

RESUMO

As large-scale planting of genetically modified (GM) crops increases, the development of a rapid and convenient method for on-site detection of GM crops is important. We combined the advantages of recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) and fluorescence detection to establish a rapid, sensitive, specific, and simple detection platform for on-site detection of MON863 maize. Test samples were added directly to the platform after simple pre-treatment with a DNA extraction-free method. Results were obtained through real-time monitoring with a portable instrument, which facilitated sample-in/answer-out on-site detection. The entire detection process, including sample preparation, RPA and identification of amplification results, was accomplished in approximately 10 min. Furthermore, the detection was achieved with a simple and inexpensive portable device. This method has high potential for application in other fields requiring rapid detection of DNA targets, such as in field research, resource-limited areas, and science education.


Assuntos
Produtos Agrícolas/genética , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/métodos , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Zea mays/genética , Primers do DNA/genética , Fluorescência , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/instrumentação , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real/instrumentação , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real/métodos , Recombinases/genética
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Mol Genet Genomics ; 295(4): 941-956, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32350607

RESUMO

Water stress is the most important adverse factor limiting rice production. Too much water leads to flood and too little leads to drought. Floods and droughts can severely damage crop at different times of the rice life cycle. So the research on submergence tolerance and drought resistance of rice is particularly urgent. In this study, we reported that OsEBP89 (Oryza sativa Ethylene-responsive element binding protein, clone 89), a member of the AP2/ERF subfamily, is involved in a novel signal transduction associated with the tolerance to drought and submergence stress. OsEBP89 was found to be strongly inhibited by drought stress and promoted by submergence. The OsEBP89 protein was located at the nucleus in the rice protoplast. Loss of OsEBP89 was found to improve the seed germination under submerged conditions and also enhanced the tolerance to drought stress throughout growth stage. Additionally, OsEBP89 knockout rice plants increased the accumulation of proline, improved the ability to scavenge ROS compared to overexpression lines and wild type after PEG treatment. Transcriptome data indicates that knockout of OsEBP89 improved the expression of specific genes in response to adverse factors, such as OsAPX1, OsHsfA3, and OsP5CS. Further results indicate that OsEBP89 can interact with and be phosphorylated by SnRK1α (sucrose non-fermenting-1-related protein kinase-1 gene). These findings provide insight into the mechanism of abiotic stress tolerance, and suggest OsEBP89 as a new genetic engineering resource to improve abiotic stress tolerance in rice.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Oryza/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Adaptação Fisiológica/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Secas , Etilenos/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Oryza/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Áreas Alagadas
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