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Plant Molecular Biology

Mauricio J Grisolia, Diego A Peralta, Hugo A Valdez, Julieta Barchiesi, Diego F Gomez-Casati, María V Busi
Starch binding domains of starch synthase III from Arabidopsis thaliana (SBD123) binds preferentially to cell wall polysaccharides rather than to starch in vitro. Transgenic plants overexpressing SBD123 in the cell wall are larger than wild type. Cell wall components are altered in transgenic plants. Transgenic plants are more susceptible to digestion than wild type and present higher released glucose content. Our results suggest that the transgenic plants have an advantage for the production of bioethanol in terms of saccharification of essential substrates...
October 21, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Diego M Almeida, Glenn B Gregorio, M Margarida Oliveira, Nelson J M Saibo
This manuscript reports the identification and characterization of five transcription factors binding to the promoter of OsNHX1 in a salt stress tolerant rice genotype (Hasawi). Although NHX1 encoding genes are known to be highly regulated at the transcription level by different abiotic stresses, namely salt and drought stress, until now only one transcription factor (TF) binding to its promoter has been reported. In order to unveil the TFs regulating NHX1 gene expression, which is known to be highly induced under salt stress, we have used a Y1H system to screen a salt induced rice cDNA expression library from Hasawi...
October 20, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Sari Dewi Kurniasih, Tomohito Yamasaki, Fantao Kong, Sigeru Okada, Dwiyantari Widyaningrum, Takeshi Ohama
In this investigation, we succeeded to generate Chlamydomonas mutants that bear dramatically enhanced ability for transgene expression. To yield these mutants, we utilized DNA methyltransferase deficient strain. These mutants must be useful as a plant cell factory. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (hereafter Chlamydomonas) is a green freshwater microalga. It is a promising cell factory for the production of recombinant proteins because it rapidly grows in simple salt-based media. However, expression of transgenes integrated into the nuclear genome of Chlamydomonas is very poor, probably because of severe transcriptional silencing irrespective of the genomic position...
October 19, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Miriam Laxa
Catalase 2 (CAT2) plays an important role in the detoxification of hydrogen peroxide released either during photorespiration or as a consequence of biotic and abiotic stress as well as in the initiation of senescence. To date, our understanding of the regulation of CAT2 gene expression is rather poor. Chromatin immunoprecipitation experiments revealed that a wide region of the CAT2 promoter is nucleosome depleted, reflecting the ability to rapidly respond to changing environmental and stress conditions and, thus, adjusting the transcript levels of CAT2...
October 12, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Xiaoming Li, Huipei Han, Ming Chen, Wei Yang, Li Liu, Ning Li, Xinhua Ding, Zhaohui Chu
Short-chain peptides play important roles in plant development and responses to abiotic and biotic stresses. Here, we characterized a gene of unknown function termed OsDT11, which encodes an 88 amino acid short-chain peptide and belongs to the cysteine-rich peptide family. It was found that the expression of OsDT11 can be activated by polyethylene glycol (PEG) treatment. Compared with wild-type lines, the OsDT11-overexpression lines displayed dramatically enhanced tolerance to drought and had reduced water loss, reduced stomatal density, and an increased the concentration of abscisic acid (ABA)...
October 7, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Clara Pons, Cristina Martí, Javier Forment, Carlos H Crisosto, Abhaya M Dandekar, Antonio Granell
Peach fruits subjected to prolonged cold storage (CS) to delay decay and over-ripening often develop a form of chilling injury (CI) called mealiness/woolliness (WLT), a flesh textural disorder characterized by lack of juiciness. Transcript profiles were analyzed after different lengths of CS and subsequent shelf life ripening (SLR) in pools of fruits from siblings of the Pop-DG population with contrasting sensitivity to develop WLT. This was followed by quantitative PCR on pools and individual lines of the Pop-DG population to validate and extend the microarray results...
October 6, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Wei-Lun Chou, Yue-Lin Chung, Jhen-Cheng Fang, Chung-An Lu
Rice is an important crop in the world. However, little is known about rice mRNA deadenylation, which is an important regulation step of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. The CCR4-NOT1 complex contains two key components, CCR4 and CAF1, which are the main cytoplasmic deadenylases in eukaryotic cells. In yeast and humans, CCR4 can interact with CAF1 via its N-terminal LRR domain. However, no CCR4 protein containing N-terminal LRR motifs have been found in plants. In this manuscript, we demonstrate a novel pattern of interaction between OsCCR4 and OsCAF1 in the rice CCR4-NOT complex, and that OsCAF1 acts as a bridge between OsCCR4 and OsNOT1 in this complex...
October 6, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Xin Qi, Shixue Li, Yaxi Zhu, Qian Zhao, Dengyun Zhu, Jingjuan Yu
To explore the function of Dof transcription factors during kernel development in maize, we first identified Dof genes in the maize genome. We found that ZmDof3 was exclusively expressed in the endosperm of maize kernel and had the features of a Dof transcription factor. Suppression of ZmDof3 resulted in a defective kernel phenotype with reduced starch content and a partially patchy aleurone layer. The expression levels of starch synthesis-related genes and aleurone differentiation-associated genes were down-regulated in ZmDof3 knockdown kernels, indicating that ZmDof3 plays an important role in maize endosperm development...
October 5, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Cristiane S Alves, Renato Vicentini, Gustavo T Duarte, Vitor F Pinoti, Michel Vincentz, Fabio T S Nogueira
The manuscript by Alves et al. entitled "Genome-wide identification and characterization of tRNA-derived RNA fragments in land plants" describes the identification and characterization of tRNAderived sRNA fragments in plants. By combining bioinformatic analysis and genetic and molecular approaches, we show that tRF biogenesis does not rely on canonical microRNA/siRNA processing machinery (i.e., independent of DICER-LIKE proteins). Moreover, we provide evidences that the Arabidopsis S-like Ribonuclease 1 (RNS1) might be involved in the biogenesis of tRFs...
September 28, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Alicia Pou, Linda Jeanguenin, Thomas Milhiet, Henri Batoko, François Chaumont, Charles Hachez
Salt stress triggers a simultaneous transcriptional repression and aquaporin internalization to modify root cell water conductivity. Plasma membrane intrinsic proteins (PIPs) are involved in the adjustment of plant water balance in response to changing environmental conditions. In this study, Arabidopsis wild-type (Col-0) and transgenic lines overexpressing PIP2;7 were used to investigate and compare their response to salt stress. Hydraulic conductivity measurements using a high-pressure flowmeter (HPFM) revealed that overexpression of PIP2;7 induced a sixfold increase in root hydraulic conductivity of four week-old Arabidopsis thaliana plants compared to WT...
September 26, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Laura Leaden, María A Pagani, Manuel Balparda, María V Busi, Diego F Gomez-Casati
Plants overexpressing AtHSCB and hscb knockdown mutants showed altered iron homeostasis. The overexpression of AtHSCB led to activation of the iron uptake system and iron accumulation in roots without concomitant transport to shoots, resulting in reduced iron content in the aerial parts of plants. By contrast, hscb knockdown mutants presented the opposite phenotype, with iron accumulation in shoots despite the reduced levels of iron uptake in roots. AtHSCB play a key role in iron metabolism, probably taking part in the control of iron translocation from roots to shoots...
September 21, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Zi-Wei Ye, Shiu-Cheung Lung, Tai-Hua Hu, Qin-Fang Chen, Yung-Lee Suen, Mingfu Wang, Susanne Hoffmann-Benning, Edward Yeung, Mee-Len Chye
Arabidopsis thaliana ACYL-COA-BINDING PROTEIN6 (AtACBP6) encodes a cytosolic 10-kDa AtACBP. It confers freezing tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis, possibly by its interaction with lipids as indicated by the binding of acyl-CoA esters and phosphatidylcholine to recombinant AtACBP6. Herein, transgenic Arabidopsis transformed with an AtACBP6 promoter-driven β-glucuronidase (GUS) construct exhibited strong GUS activity in the vascular tissues. Immunoelectron microscopy using anti-AtACBP6 antibodies showed AtACBP6 localization in the phloem especially in the companion cells and sieve elements...
September 19, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Brijesh S Yadav, Tamar Lahav, Eli Reuveni, Daniel A Chamovitz, Shiri Freilich
Contextualization of specific transcriptional responses of Arabidopsis within the stress-tissue-time perspective provides a simplified representation of the cellular transcriptional response pathways to abiotic stress, while reducing the dimensions in gene-oriented response description. Crops resistant to abiotic stresses are a long-term goal of many research programs, thus understanding the progression of stress responses is of great interest. We reanalyzed the AtGenExpress transcription dataset to go beyond gene-level characterization, and to contextualize the discrete information into (1) a process-level signature of stress-specific, time-specific, and tissue-specific responses and (2) identify patterns of response progression across a time axis...
September 15, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Qing Liu, Jianyuan Yang, Shijuan Yan, Shaohong Zhang, Junliang Zhao, Wenjuan Wang, Tifeng Yang, Xiaofei Wang, Xingxue Mao, Jingfang Dong, Xiaoyuan Zhu, Bin Liu
This is the first report that GLP gene (OsGLP2-1) is involved in panicle blast and bacterial blight resistance in rice. In addition to its resistance to blast and bacterial blight, OsGLP2-1 has also been reported to co-localize with a QTLs for sheath blight resistance in rice. These suggest that the disease resistance provided by OsGLP2-1 is quantitative and broad spectrum. Its good resistance to these major diseases in rice makes it to be a promising target in rice breeding. Rice (Oryza sativa) blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae and bacterial blight caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv...
September 15, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Xiangqian Zhang, Xu Zheng, Shanwen Ke, Haitao Zhu, Fang Liu, Zemin Zhang, Xinxiang Peng, Lin Guo, Ruizhen Zeng, Pei Hou, Ziqiang Liu, Suowei Wu, Meifang Song, Jianping Yang, Guiquan Zhang
Most environmental perturbations have a direct or indirect deleterious impact on photosynthesis, and, in consequence, the overall energy status of the cell. Despite our increased understanding of convergent energy and stress signals, the connections between photosynthesis, energy and stress signals through putative common nodes are still unclear. Here we identified an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-localized adenine nucleotide transporter1 (ER-ANT1), whose deficiency causes seedling lethality in air but viable under high CO2, exhibiting the typical photorespiratory phenotype...
September 10, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Eugenia Ioannidi, Stamatis Rigas, Dikran Tsitsekian, Gerasimos Daras, Anastasios Alatzas, Antonis Makris, Georgia Tanou, Anagnostis Argiriou, Dimitrios Alexandrou, Scott Poethig, Polydefkis Hatzopoulos, Angelos K Kanellis
Epidermal cell differentiation is a paramount and conserved process among plants. In Arabidopsis, a ternary complex formed by MYB, bHLH transcription factors and TTG1 modulates unicellular trichome morphogenesis. The formation of multicellular glandular trichomes of the xerophytic shrub Cistus creticus that accumulate labdane-type diterpenes, has attained much attention renowned for its medicinal properties. Here, we show that C. creticus TTG1 (CcTTG1) interacts with the SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPLA/B) proteins, putative homologs of AtSPL4/5 that in turn interact with AtTTG1...
September 8, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Han Han, Beth A Krizek
Expression differences underlie the functional differences between two related transcription factors: AINTEGUMENTA and AINTEGUMENTA-LIKE6. Ectopic expression of AINTEGUMENTA-LIKE6 at high levels alters floral organ initiation, growth and identity specification. AINTEGUMENTA (ANT) and AINTEGUMENTA-LIKE6 (AIL6) encode related transcription factors with partially overlapping roles in floral organ development in Arabidopsis thaliana. To investigate whether the functional differences between ANT and AIL6 are a consequence of differences in gene expression and/or protein activity, we made transgenic plants in which a genomic copy of AIL6 was expressed under the control of the ANT promoter...
September 7, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Zhishuo Wang, Ying Wang, Susanne E Kohalmi, Lisa Amyot, Abdelali Hannoufa
A network of genes is coordinately expressed to ensure proper development of floral organs and fruits, which are essential for generating new offspring in flowering plants. In Arabidopsis thaliana, microRNA156 (miR156) plays a role in regulating the development of flowers and siliques by targeting members of the SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) gene family. Despite the important roles of the miR156/SPL network, our understanding of its downstream genes that are involved in floral organ and silique growth is still incomplete...
September 7, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Adrita Roy, Arkajyoti Dutta, Dipan Roy, Payel Ganguly, Ritesh Ghosh, Rajiv K Kar, Anirban Bhunia, Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, Shubho Chaudhuri
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September 5, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
Xiao-Yuan Wu, Wei-Juan Hu, Hong Luo, Yan Xia, Yi Zhao, Li-Dong Wang, Li-Min Zhang, Jing-Chu Luo, Hai-Chun Jing
This piece of the submission is being sent via mail. Leaf senescence is essential for the nutrient economy of crops and is executed by so-called senescence-associated genes (SAGs). Here we explored the monocot C4 model crop Sorghum bicolor for a holistic picture of SAG profiles by RNA-seq. Leaf samples were collected at four stages during developmental senescence, and in total, 3396 SAGs were identified, predominantly enriched in GO categories of metabolic processes and catalytic activities. These genes were enriched in 13 KEGG pathways, wherein flavonoid and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis and phenylalanine metabolism were overrepresented...
September 1, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
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