RRC ID 52725
Author Kobayashi Y, Sadhukhan A, Tazib T, Nakano Y, Kusunoki K, Kamara M, Chaffai R, Iuchi S, Sahoo L, Kobayashi M, Hoekenga OA, Koyama H.
Title Joint genetic and network analyses identify loci associated with root growth under NaCl stress in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Journal Plant Cell Environ.
Abstract Plants have evolved a series of tolerance mechanisms to saline stress, which perturbs physiological processes throughout the plant. To identify genetic mechanisms associated with salinity tolerance, we performed linkage analysis and genome-wide association study (GWAS) on maintenance of root growth of Arabidopsis thaliana in hydroponic culture with weak and severe NaCl toxicity. The top 200 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) determined by GWAS could cumulatively explain approximately 70% of the variation observed at each stress level. The most significant SNPs were linked to the genes of ATP-binding cassette B10 and vacuolar proton ATPase A2. Several known salinity tolerance genes such as potassium channel KAT1 and calcium sensor SOS3 were also linked to SNPs in the top 200. In parallel, we constructed a gene co-expression network to independently verify that particular groups of genes work together to a common purpose. We identify molecular mechanisms to confer salt tolerance from both predictable and novel physiological sources and validate the utility of combined genetic and network analysis. Additionally, our study indicates that the genetic architecture of salt tolerance is responsive to the severity of stress. These gene datasets are a significant information resource for a following exploration of gene function.
Volume 39(4)
Pages 918-34
Published 2016-4
DOI 10.1111/pce.12691
PMID 26667381
MeSH Arabidopsis / drug effects Arabidopsis / genetics* Arabidopsis / growth & development Gene Expression Regulation, Plant / drug effects Gene Ontology Gene Regulatory Networks / drug effects* Genes, Plant Genetic Linkage Genetic Loci* Genetic Variation / drug effects Genome-Wide Association Study Inbreeding Plant Roots / drug effects Plant Roots / genetics* Plant Roots / growth & development* Plants, Genetically Modified Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide / genetics Quantitative Trait Loci / genetics Recombination, Genetic / genetics Sodium Chloride / pharmacology* Stress, Physiological / drug effects* Stress, Physiological / genetics Transcriptome / genetics
IF 5.624
Arabidopsis / Cultured plant cells, genes psx sja