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Microb Cell Fact ; 18(1): 163, 2019 Oct 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31581944

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BACKGROUND: Sustainable production of microbial fatty acids derivatives has the potential to replace petroleum based equivalents in the chemical, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. Most fatty acid sources for production oleochemicals are currently plant derived. However, utilization of these crops are associated with land use change and food competition. Microbial oils could be an alternative source of fatty acids, which circumvents the issue with agricultural competition. RESULTS: In this study, we generated a chimeric microbial production system that features aspects of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic fatty acid biosynthetic pathways targeted towards the generation of long chain fatty acids. We redirected the type-II fatty acid biosynthetic pathway of Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) strain by incorporating two homologues of the beta-ketoacyl-[acyl carrier protein] synthase I and II from the chloroplastic fatty acid biosynthetic pathway of Arabidopsis thaliana. The microbial clones harboring the heterologous pathway yielded 292 mg/g and 220 mg/g DCW for KAS I and KAS II harboring plasmids respectively. Surprisingly, beta-ketoacyl synthases KASI/II isolated from A. thaliana showed compatibility with the FAB pathway in E. coli. CONCLUSION: The efficiency of the heterologous plant enzymes supersedes the overexpression of the native enzyme in the E. coli production system, which leads to cell death in fabF overexpression and fabB deletion mutants. The utilization of our plasmid based system would allow generation of plant like fatty acids in E. coli and their subsequent chemical or enzymatic conversion to high end oleochemical products.


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Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Ácido Graxo Sintases/metabolismo , Ácidos Graxos/biossíntese , Engenharia Metabólica , 3-Oxoacil-(Proteína de Transporte de Acila) Sintase/síntese química , 3-Oxoacil-(Proteína de Transporte de Acila) Sintase/genética , 3-Oxoacil-(Proteína de Transporte de Acila) Sintase/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/enzimologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/síntese química , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Vias Biossintéticas , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Ácido Graxo Sintases/genética , Ácidos Graxos/química , Isoenzimas/síntese química , Isoenzimas/genética , Isoenzimas/metabolismo , Plasmídeos/genética , Plasmídeos/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8905-8918, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31380641

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NAC TFs play crucial roles in response to abiotic stresses in plants. Here, ZmNAC071 was identified as a nuclear located transcriptional repressor. Overexpression of ZmNAC071 in Arabidopsis enhanced sensitivity of transgenic plants to ABA and osmotic stress. The expression levels of SODs, PODs, P5CSs, and AtMYB61 were inhibited by ZmNAC071, which results in reduced ROS scavenging and proline content, increased ROS level, and water loss. Besides, the expression levels of some ABA or abiotic stress-related genes, like ABIs, RD29A, DREBs, and LEAs were also significantly inhibited by ZmNAC071. Yeast one-hybrid assay demonstrated that ZmNAC071 specifically bound to the cis-acting elements containing CGT[G/A] core sequences in the promoter of stress-related genes, suggesting that ZmNAC071 may participate in the regulation of transcription of these genes through recognizing the core sequences CGT[G/A]. These results will facilitate further studies concerning the cis-elements and downstream genes targeted by ZmNAC071 in maize.


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Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Ácido Ascórbico/farmacologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/efeitos dos fármacos , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Zea mays/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Pressão Osmótica , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Estresse Fisiológico , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 368, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31429706

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BACKGROUND: We previously reported the involvement of nitric oxide (NO) and cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel 6 (CNGC6) in the responses of plants to heat shock (HS) exposure. To elucidate their relationship with heat tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana, we examined the effects of HS on several groups of seedlings: wild type, cngc6, and cngc6 complementation and overexpression lines. RESULTS: After HS exposure, the level of NO was lower in cngc6 seedlings than in wild-type seedlings but significantly elevated in the transgenic lines depending on CNGC6 expression level. The treatment of seeds with calcium ions (Ca2+) enhanced the NO level in Arabidopsis seedlings under HS conditions, whereas treatment with EGTA (a Ca2+ chelator) reduced it, implicating that CNGC6 stimulates the accumulation of NO depending on an increase in cytosolic Ca2+ ([Ca2+]cyt). This idea was proved by phenotypic observations and thermotolerance testing of transgenic plants overexpressing NIA2 and NOA1, respectively, in a cngc6 background. Western blotting indicated that CNGC6 stimulated the accumulation of HS proteins via NO. CONCLUSION: These data indicate that CNGC6 acts upstream of NO in the HS pathway, which improves our insufficient knowledge of the initiation of plant responses to high temerature.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Cálcio/metabolismo , Canais de Cátion Regulados por Nucleotídeos Cíclicos/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Termotolerância , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Canais de Cálcio/metabolismo , Canais de Cátion Regulados por Nucleotídeos Cíclicos/genética , Citosol/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/metabolismo , Resposta ao Choque Térmico , Mutação , Nitrato Redutase/genética , Nitrato Redutase/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase/genética , Óxido Nítrico Sintase/metabolismo , Plântula/genética , Plântula/metabolismo
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Plant Cell Physiol ; 60(8): 1633-1645, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292642

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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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Gene ; 714: 143985, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31330236

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In all eukaryotes, the response to heat stress (HS) is dependent on the activity of HS transcription factors (Hsfs). Plants contain a large number of Hsfs, however, only members of the HsfA1 subfamily are considered as master regulators of stress response and thermotolerance. In Solanum lycopersicum, among the four HsfA1 members, only HsfA1a has been proposed to possess a master regulator function. We performed a comparative analysis of HsfA1a, HsfA1b, HsfA1c and HsfA1e at different levels of regulation and function. HsfA1a is constitutively expressed under control and stress conditions, while the other members are induced in specific tissues and stages of HS response. Despite that all members are localized in the nucleus when expressed in protoplasts, only HsfA1a shows a wide range of basal activity on several HS-induced genes. In contrast, HsfA1b, HsfA1c, and HsfA1e show only high activity for specific subsets of genes. Domain swapping mutants between HsfA1a and HsfA1c revealed that the variation in that transcriptional transactivation activity is due to differences in the DNA binding domain (DBD). Specifically, we identified a conserved arginine (R107) residue in the turn of ß3 and ß4 sheet in the C-terminus of the DBD of HsfA1a that is highly conserved in plant HsfA1 proteins, but is replaced by leucine and cysteine in tomato HsfA1c and HsfA1e, respectively. Although not directly involved in DNA interaction, R107 contributes to DNA binding and consequently the activity of HsfA1a. Thus, we demonstrate that this variation in DBD in part explains the functional diversification of tomato HsfA1 members.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Fatores de Transcrição de Choque Térmico/genética , Lycopersicon esculentum/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/genética , Resposta ao Choque Térmico/genética , Temperatura Alta , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Protoplastos/fisiologia , Temperatura Ambiente , Termotolerância/genética , Transcrição Genética/genética , Ativação Transcricional/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2904, 2019 07 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266952

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Plant survival necessitates constant monitoring of fluctuating light and balancing growth demands with adaptive responses, tasks mediated via interconnected sensing and signaling networks. Photoreceptor phytochrome B (phyB) and plastidial retrograde signaling metabolite methylerythritol cyclodiphosphate (MEcPP) are evolutionarily conserved sensing and signaling components eliciting responses through unknown connection(s). Here, via a suppressor screen, we identify two phyB mutant alleles that revert the dwarf and high salicylic acid phenotypes of the high MEcPP containing mutant ceh1. Biochemical analyses show high phyB protein levels in MEcPP-accumulating plants resulting from reduced expression of phyB antagonists and decreased auxin levels. We show that auxin treatment negatively regulates phyB abundance. Additional studies identify CAMTA3, a MEcPP-activated calcium-dependent transcriptional regulator, as critical for maintaining phyB abundance. These studies provide insights into biological organization fundamentals whereby a signal from a single plastidial metabolite is transduced into an ensemble of regulatory networks controlling the abundance of phyB, positioning plastids at the information apex directing adaptive responses.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Fitocromo B/metabolismo , Plastídeos/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/efeitos da radiação , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Eritritol/análogos & derivados , Eritritol/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos da radiação , Ácidos Indolacéticos/metabolismo , Luz , Fitocromo B/genética , Plastídeos/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos da radiação , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Gene ; 714: 144004, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351124

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Calreticulin (CRT) is calcium binding protein of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) which performs plethora of functions besides it's role as molecular chaperone. Among the three different isoforms of this protein, CRT3 is most closely related to primitive CRT gene of higher plants. Based on their distinct structural and functional organisation, the plant CRTs have been known to contain three different domains: N, P and the C domain. The domain organisation and various biochemical characterstics of plant and animal CRTs are common with the exception of some differences. In plant calreticulin, the important N-glycosylation site(s) are replaced by the glycan chain(s) and several consensus sequences for in vitro phosphorylation by protein kinase CK2 (casein kinase-2), are also present unlike the animal calreticulin. Biotic and abiotic stresses play a significant role in bringing down the crop production. The role of various phytohormones in defense against fungal pathogens is well documented. CRT3 has been reported to play important role in protecting the plants against fungal and bacterial pathogens and in maintaining plant innate immunity. There is remarkable crosstalk between CRT mediated signalling and biotic, abiotic stress, and phytohormone mediated signalling pathways The role of CRT mediated pathway in mitigating biotic and abiotic stress can be further explored in plants so as to strategically modify it for development of stress tolerant plants.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Calreticulina/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Animais , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/genética , Imunidade Vegetal/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética
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Plant Mol Biol ; 101(1-2): 183-202, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31286324

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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.


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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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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 197: 111535, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319267

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Measurement of Pulse-Amplitude-Modulated (PAM) chlorophyll a fluorescence is widely used method for obtaining information on the functional state of photosystem II (PSII). Recently, it has been shown that some of long-established fluorescence parameters must be interpreted with caution, when the light-induced chloroplast movements occur. In our work we have analyzed the effect of chloroplast movements on these parameters. We have derived new parameters that are independent of the change in PSII absorption occurring during measurement. To verify whether there is a need for new parameters or the difference between the parameters commonly used and the newly derived ones is insignificant, we conducted an experiment with Arabidopsis thaliana wild type plants and its phot1 phot2 mutant defective in chloroplast movement. Plants were exposed to light of different qualities (450, 470, 550 or 660 nm) and quantities (100, 400 or 1200 µmol m-2 s-1) for up to 40 min. Since the blue light-induced chloroplast avoidance reaction is a photoprotective mechanism, we expected that phot1 phot2 mutant will compensate the lack of this mechanism by increasing non-photochemical quenching. However, using the light at both 450 and 470 nm, the calculation of commonly used parameter, ΦNPQ (quantum yield of regulated light-induced thermal energy dissipation in PSII) based on Hendrickson et al. [L. Hendrickson, R.T. Furbank, W.S. Chow, Photosynth. Res. 82 (2004) 73-81] showed the opposite. On the other hand, the results obtained using our newly proposed formulae to determine quantum yield of PSII thermal energy dissipation were in line with our assumption. Thus, the experimental data showed that some formulae of fluorescence parameters are dependent on the change in PSII absorption and need to be interpreted carefully. On the contrary, the formulae introduced by us can remove the effect of changes in PSII absorption that occur during measurement, without additional measurements, and give the real estimate of light-induced non-photochemical quenching.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Clorofila A/química , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/química , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Cloroplastos/fisiologia , Luz , Modelos Teóricos , Mutagênese , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/química , Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II/genética , Folhas de Planta/química , Teoria Quântica , Termodinâmica
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 314, 2019 Jul 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31307397

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BACKGROUND: LEAFY COTYLEDON 2 (LEC2) acts throughout embryo morphogenesis and maturation phase to maintain embryogenic identity. Our previous study stated that Arabidopsis thaliana LEC2 (AtLEC2) driven by glucocorticoid receptor-dexamethasone (GR-DEX) inducible system (AtLEC2-GR) triggers embryogenic callus formation in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum). RESULTS: In this study, the adenosine phosphate isopentenyltransferase genes AtIPT3, AtIPT7 and the tRNA isopentenyltransferase gene AtIPT9 were overexpressed in the AtLEC2-GR transgenic background. In the AtIPT7-OE AtLEC2-GR and AtIPT9-OE AtLEC2-GR seedlings, high-quality embryogenic callus was obtained under the DEX condition, and the shoot regeneration efficiency was 2 to 3.5 folds higher than AtLEC2-GR alone on hormone free medium without DEX. Transcriptome analyses showed that up-regulated BBM, L1L, ABI3, and FUS3 might function during embryogenic callus formation. However, at the shoot regeneration stage, BBM, L1L, ABI3, and FUS3 were down-regulated and Type-B ARRs were up-regulated, which might contribute to the increased shoot regeneration rate. CONCLUSIONS: A novel system for inducing shoot regeneration in tobacco has been developed using the GR-DEX system. Induced expression of AtLEC2 triggers embryogenic callus formation and overexpression of AtIPT7 or AtIPT9 improves shoot regeneration without exogenous cytokinin.


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Alquil e Aril Transferases/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Brotos de Planta/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Técnicas de Embriogênese Somática de Plantas , Tabaco/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Dexametasona/farmacologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/genética , Sementes , Tabaco/embriologia , Tabaco/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 304, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31291882

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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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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2378, 2019 05 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31147541

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Developmental plasticity of root system architecture is crucial for plant performance in nutrient-poor soils. Roots of plants grown under mild nitrogen (N) deficiency show a foraging response characterized by increased root length but mechanisms underlying this developmental plasticity are still elusive. By employing natural variation in Arabidopsis accessions, we show that the brassinosteroid (BR) signaling kinase BSK3 modulates root elongation under mild N deficiency. In particular, a proline to leucine substitution in the predicted kinase domain of BSK3 enhances BR sensitivity and signaling to increase the extent of root elongation. We further show that low N specifically upregulates transcript levels of the BR co-receptor BAK1 to activate BR signaling and stimulate root elongation. Altogether, our results uncover a role of BR signaling in root elongation under low N. The BSK3 alleles identified here provide targets for improving root growth of crops growing under limited N conditions.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Nitrogênio/deficiência , Raízes de Plantas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Arabidopsis , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Brassinosteroides/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Solo/química , Regulação para Cima
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 241, 2019 Jun 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31170927

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BACKGROUND: Plant chloroplasts and mitochondria utilize nuclear encoded proteins to replicate their DNA. These proteins are purposely built for replication in the organelle environment and are distinct from those involved in replication of the nuclear genome. These organelle-localized proteins have ancestral roots in bacterial and bacteriophage genes, supporting the endosymbiotic theory of their origin. We examined the interactions between three of these proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana: a DNA helicase-primase similar to bacteriophage T7 gp4 protein and animal mitochondrial Twinkle, and two DNA polymerases, Pol1A and Pol1B. We used a three-pronged approach to analyze the interactions, including Yeast-two-hybrid analysis, Direct Coupling Analysis (DCA), and thermophoresis. RESULTS: Yeast-two-hybrid analysis reveals residues 120-295 of Twinkle as the minimal region that can still interact with Pol1A or Pol1B. This region is a part of the primase domain of the protein and slightly overlaps the zinc-finger and RNA polymerase subdomains located within. Additionally, we observed that Arabidopsis Twinkle interacts much more strongly with Pol1A versus Pol1B. Thermophoresis also confirms that the primase domain of Twinkle has higher binding affinity than any other region of the protein. Direct-Coupling-Analysis identified specific residues in Twinkle and the DNA polymerases critical to positive interaction between the two proteins. CONCLUSIONS: The interaction of Twinkle with Pol1A or Pol1B mimics the minimal DNA replisomes of T7 phage and those present in mammalian mitochondria. However, while T7 and mammals absolutely require their homolog of Twinkle DNA helicase-primase, Arabidopsis Twinkle mutants are seemingly unaffected by this loss. This implies that while Arabidopsis mitochondria mimic minimal replisomes from T7 and mammalian mitochondria, there is an extra level of redundancy specific to loss of Twinkle function.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Bacteriófago T7/genética , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/genética , Complexos Multienzimáticos/genética , Enzimas Multifuncionais/genética , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Enzimas Multifuncionais/metabolismo
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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: 55-67, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203894

RESUMO

C2H2-type zinc finger proteins play important roles in plant growth, development, and abiotic stress tolerance. Here, we explored the role of the C2H2-type zinc finger protein SALT INDUCED ZINC FINGER PROTEIN1 (AtSIZ1; At3G25910) in Arabidopsis thaliana under salt stress. AtSIZ1 expression was induced by salt treatment. During the germination stage, the germination rate, germination energy, germination index, cotyledon growth rate, and root length were significantly higher in AtSIZ1 overexpression lines than in the wild type under various stress treatments, whereas these indices were significantly reduced in AtSIZ1 loss-of-function mutants. At the mature seedling stage, the overexpression lines maintained higher levels of K+, proline, and soluble sugar, lower levels of Na+ and MDA, and lower Na+/K+ ratios than the wild type. Stress-related marker genes such as SOS1, AtP5CS1, AtGSTU5, COR15A, RD29A, and RD29B were expressed at higher levels in the overexpression lines than the wild type and loss-of-function mutants under salt treatment. These results indicate that AtSIZ1 improves salt tolerance in Arabidopsis by helping plants maintain ionic homeostasis and osmotic balance.


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Ligases/fisiologia , Dedos de Zinco/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/genética , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Homeostase , Ligases/genética , Filogenia , Potássio/metabolismo , Prolina/metabolismo , Estresse Salino , Tolerância ao Sal , Sódio/metabolismo , Dedos de Zinco/genética
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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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Photochem Photobiol Sci ; 18(7): 1685-1699, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31166333

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The UVR8 photoreceptor in Arabidopsis thaliana is specific for ultraviolet-B (UV-B; 280-315 nm) radiation and its activation leads to a number of UV-B acclimation responses, including the accumulation of flavonoids. UVR8 participates in a signaling cascade involving COP1 and HY5 so that the absence of any of these components results in a reduction in the ability of a plant to accumulate flavonoids in response to UV; Cop1 mutants show high dropouts and hy5-ks50 hyh double mutants show very low levels of flavonoids. The predominant phenolics in Arabidopsis thaliana are sinapic acid derivatives as well as non-aclyated quercetin and kaempferol di- and triglycosides containing glucose and rhamnose as glycosylated sugar moieties. How this flavonoid profile in Arabidopsis thaliana is affected by UV radiation, how rapidly these changes occur in changing UV conditions, and which components of the UV-B signalling pathway are involved in rapid UV acclimatization reactions is poorly understood. In the present study, we examined these questions by characterizing the flavonoid profiles of Arabidopsis thaliana signalling mutants and wild types grown under different UV levels of constant UV-B+PAR ratios and then transferring a subset of plants to alternate UV conditions. Results indicate that flavonoid accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana is triggered by UV and this response is amplified by higher levels of UV but not by all compounds to the same extent. The catechol structure in quercetin seems to be less important than the glycosylation pattern, e.g. having 2 rhamnose moieties in determining responsivity. At low UV+PAR intensities the introduction of UV leads to an initial tendency of increase of flavonoids in the wild types that was detected after 3 days. It took 7 days for these changes to be detected in plants grown under high UV+PAR intensities suggesting a priming of PAR. Thus, the flavonoid profile in Arabidopsis thaliana is altered over time following exposure to UV and PAR, but the functional significance of these changes is currently unclear.


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Arabidopsis/efeitos da radiação , Flavonoides/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos da radiação , Raios Ultravioleta , Arabidopsis/química , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Flavonoides/análise , Mutagênese , Folhas de Planta/química , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/efeitos da radiação , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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Photochem Photobiol Sci ; 18(7): 1675-1684, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31218318

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UV-B exposure of plants regulates expression of numerous genes concerned with various responses. Sudden exposure of non-acclimated plants to high fluence rate, short wavelength UV-B induces expression via stress-related signaling pathways that are not specific to the UV-B stimulus, whereas low fluence rates of UV-B can regulate expression via the UV-B photoreceptor UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8 (UVR8). However, there is little information about whether non-stressful, low fluence rate UV-B treatments can activate gene expression independently of UVR8. Here, transcriptomic analysis of wild-type and uvr8 mutant Arabidopsis exposed to low fluence rate UV-B showed that numerous genes were regulated independently of UVR8. Moreover, nearly all of these genes were distinct to those induced by stress treatments. A small number of genes were expressed at all UV-B fluence rates employed and may be concerned with activation of eustress responses that facilitate acclimation to changing conditions. Expression of the gene encoding the transcription factor ARABIDOPSIS NAC DOMAIN CONTAINING PROTEIN 13 (ANAC13) was studied to characterise a low fluence rate, UVR8-independent response. ANAC13 is induced by as little as 0.1 µmol m-2 s-1 UV-B and its regulation is independent of components of the canonical UVR8 signaling pathway COP1 and HY5/HYH. Furthermore, UV-B induced expression of ANAC13 is independent of the photoreceptors CRY1, CRY2, PHOT1 and PHOT2 and phytochromes A, B, D and E. ANAC13 expression is induced over a range of UV-B wavelengths at low doses, with maximum response at 310 nm. This study provides a basis for further investigation of UVR8 and stress independent, low fluence rate UV-B signaling pathway(s).


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Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos da radiação , Raios Ultravioleta , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Criptocromos/genética , Criptocromos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos da radiação , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 244, 2019 Jun 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31174473

RESUMO

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.


Assuntos
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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