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Rice GH3 gene family: regulators of growth and development.

Authors
  • Fu, Jing
  • Yu, Huihui
  • Li, Xianghua
  • Xiao, Jinghua
  • Wang, Shiping
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plant Signaling & Behavior
Publisher
Landes Bioscience
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2011
Volume
6
Issue
4
Pages
570–574
Identifiers
PMID: 21447996
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Auxin is an indispensable hormone throughout the lifetime of nearly all plant species. Several aspects of plant growth and development are rigidly governed by auxin, from micro to macro hierarchies; auxin also has a close relationship with plant-pathogen interactions. Undoubtedly, precise auxin levels are vitally important to plants, which have many effective mechanisms to maintain auxin homeostasis. One mechanism is conjugating amino acid to excessive indole-3-acetic acid (IAA; main form of auxin) through some GH3 family proteins to inactivate it. Our previous study demonstrated that GH3-2 mediated broad-spectrum resistance in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by suppressing pathogen-induced IAA accumulation and downregulating auxin signaling. Here, we further investigated the expression pattern of GH3-2 and other GH3 family paralogues in the life cycle of rice and presented the possible function of GH3-2 on rice root development by histochemical analysis of GH3-2 promoter:GUS reporter transgenic plants.

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