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Authors Diray-Arce, J., A. Knowles, A. Suvorov, J. O'Brien, C. Hansen, S. M. Bybee, B. Gul, M. A. Khan and B. L. Nielsen
Title Identification and evolutionary characterization of salt-responsive transcription factors in the succulent halophyte Suaeda fruticosa
Source Plos One
Author Keywords mads-box gene tolerance stress arabidopsis acid myb divergence insights family bhlh
Abstract Transcription factors are key regulatory elements that affect gene expression in response to specific signals, including environmental stresses such as salinity. Halophytes are specialized plants that have the ability to complete their life cycle in saline environments. In this study we have identified and characterized the evolutionary relationships of putative transcription factors (TF) in an obligate succulent halophyte, Suaeda fruticosa, that are involved in conferring salt tolerance. Using RNA-seq data we have analyzed the expression patterns of certain TF families, predicted protein-protein interactions, and analyzed evolutionary trajectories to elucidate their possible roles in salt tolerance. We have detected the top differentially expressed (DE) transcription factor families (MYB, CAMTA, MADS-box and bZIP) that show the most pronounced response to salinity. The majority of DE genes in the four afore-mentioned TF families cluster together on TF phylogenetic trees, which suggests common evolutionary origins and trajectories. This research represents the first comprehensive TF study of a leaf succulent halophyte including their evolutionary relationships with TFs in other halophyte and salt-senstive plants. These findings provide a foundation for understanding the function of salt-responsive transcription factors in salt tolerance and associated gene regulation in plants.
Author Address [Diray-Arce, Joann; Knowles, Alisa; O'Brien, Jacob; Hansen, Collin; Nielsen, Brent L.] Brigham Young Univ, Dept Microbiol & Mol Biol, Provo, UT 84602 USA. [Suvorov, Anton; Bybee, Seth M.] Brigham Young Univ, Dept Biol, Provo, UT 84602 USA. [Gul, Bilquees; Khan, M. Ajmal] Univ Karachi, Inst Sustainable Halophyte Utilizat, Karachi, Pakistan. Nielsen, BL (reprint author), Brigham Young Univ, Dept Microbiol & Mol Biol, Provo, UT 84602 USA. brentnielsen@byu.edu
ISSN 1932-6203
ISBN 1932-6203
29-Character Source Abbreviation PLoS One
Publication Date Sep
Year Published 2019
Volume 14
Issue 9
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1371/journal.pone.0222940
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000532303200043
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