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Transgenic rice expressing a cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) plasma membrane gene MePMP3-2 exhibits enhanced tolerance to salt and drought stresses

Y. Yu, Cui, Y. C., Ren, C., Rocha, P. S. C. F., Peng, M., Xu, G. Y., Wang, M. L., Xia, X. J., Yu, Y., Cui, Y. C., Ren, C., Rocha, P. S. C. F., Peng, M., Xu, G. Y., Wang, M. L., and Xia, X. J., Transgenic rice expressing a cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) plasma membrane gene MePMP3-2 exhibits enhanced tolerance to salt and drought stresses, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Plasma membrane proteolipid 3 (PMP3) is a class of small hydrophobic proteins found in many organisms including higher plants. Some plant PMP3 genes have been shown to respond to abiotic stresses and to participate in the processes of plant stress tolerance. In this study, we isolated the cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) MePMP3-2 gene and functionally characterized its role in tolerance to abiotic stress by expressing it in rice (Oryza sativa L.).

Key KdSOC1 gene expression profiles during plantlet morphogenesis under hormone, photoperiod, and drought treatments

C. Liu, Zhu, C., Zeng, H. M., Liu, C., Zhu, C., and Zeng, H. M., Key KdSOC1 gene expression profiles during plantlet morphogenesis under hormone, photoperiod, and drought treatments, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Kalanchoe daigremontiana utilizes plantlet formation between its zigzag leaf margins as its method of asexual reproduction. In this study, K. daigremontiana SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CONSTANS 1 (KdSOC1), a key intermediate in the transition from vegetative to asexual growth, was cloned. Furthermore, its expression profiles during plantlet formation under different environmental and hormone induction conditions were analyzed. The full-KdSOC1 cDNA sequence length was 1410 bp with 70% shared homology with Carya cathayensis SOC1.

Expression of the 2-dehydro-3-deoxyphosphooc­tonate aldolase (KdsA) gene in mulberry leaves (Morus alba L.) is down-regulated under high salt and drought stress

X. B. Yang, Wu, S. L., Zhu, D. P., Wu, H., Jiang, T., Qian, Y. H., and Jiao, F., Expression of the 2-dehydro-3-deoxyphosphooc­tonate aldolase (KdsA) gene in mulberry leaves (Morus alba L.) is down-regulated under high salt and drought stress, vol. 14, pp. 11955-11964, 2015.

The oligosaccharide 3-deoxy-d-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid (Kdo) is a key component of lipopolysaccharide in Gram-negative bacteria, and is also part of the pectic polysaccharide rhamnogalacturonan (RG-II) of the plant cell wall. The enzyme KDO-8-phosphate synthase (KDO8Ps), encoded by the 2-dehydro-3-deoxyphosphooctonate aldolase (KdsA) gene, catalyzes the first step in the synthesis of Kdo. In this study, the complete coding sequence of the KdsA gene from mulberry leaves was cloned and the primary structure of KDO8Ps was deduced.

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