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Transcriptional response of glycinebetaine-related genes to salt stress and light in leaf beet

  • Tabuchi Tomoki
    Laboratory of Tropical Plant Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University
  • Okada Tomoyuki
    Laboratory of Tropical Plant Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University
  • Takashima Yuhei
    Laboratory of Tropical Plant Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University
  • Azuma Tetsushi
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University
  • Nanmori Takashi
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University
  • Yasuda Takeshi
    Laboratory of Tropical Plant Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University

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Abstract

Beta vulgaris L. accumulates a large amount of glycinebetaine (betaine), a metabolite that is related to salt-tolerance. Production of betaine involves expression of many genes that encode enzymes such as betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase, choline monooxygenase, phosphoethanolamine N-methyltransferase, S-adenosyl-L-methionine synthetase, S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine hydrolase, and methionine synthase. We examined transcriptional regulation of the betaine-related genes in leaf beet (Beta vulgaris L. var cicla, cv. shirogukifudanna). Transcript expression of these betaine-related genes in leaf tissue had the following common features: (1) a similar pattern of transcript induction under salt stress, (2) reduced induction under salt stress in a dark condition, and (3) diurnal rhythms of transcript levels under a photoperiod of 16 h light/8 h darkness. The co-regulation of transcripts may contribute to the effective betaine production without disturbing the biosynthesis of other products in leaf beet.

Journal

  • Plant Biotechnology

    Plant Biotechnology 23 (3), 317-320, 2006

    Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology

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  • CRID
    1390282679303868800
  • NII Article ID
    10021908872
  • NII Book ID
    AA11250821
  • DOI
    10.5511/plantbiotechnology.23.317
  • COI
    1:CAS:528:DC%2BD28XntVWhtbs%3D
  • ISSN
    13476114
    13424580
  • NDL BIB ID
    7943953
  • Text Lang
    en
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
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