RRC ID 73713
Author Yusdar Mustamin, Turgut Yigit Akyol, Max Gordon, Andi Madihah Manggabarani, Yoshiko Isomura, Yasuko Kawamura, Masaru Bamba, Cranos Williams, Stig Uggerhøj Andersen, Shusei Sato
Title FER and LecRK show haplotype-dependent cold-responsiveness and mediate freezing tolerance in Lotus japonicus
Journal Plant Physiology
Abstract Many plant species have succeeded in colonizing a wide range of diverse climates through local adaptation, but the underlying molecular genetics remain obscure. We previously found that winter survival was a direct target of selection during colonization of Japan by the perennial legume Lotus japonicus and identified associated candidate genes. Here, we show that two of these, FERONIA-receptor like kinase (LjFER) and a S-receptor-like kinase gene (LjLecRK), are required for non-acclimated freezing tolerance and show haplotype-dependent cold-responsive expression. Our work suggests that recruiting a conserved growth regulator gene, FER, and a receptor-like kinase gene, LecRK, into the set of cold-responsive genes has contributed to freezing tolerance and local climate adaptation in L. japonicus, offering functional genetic insight into perennial herb evolution.
Volume 191
Pages 1138-1152
Published 2023-2-12
DOI 10.1093/plphys/kiac533
PMID 36448631
IF 6.902
Lotus / Glycine Lotus/Glycine Gifu B-129