Publications (3)5.87 Total impact
Article: GhMPK7, a novel multiple stress-responsive cotton group C MAPK gene, has a role in broad spectrum disease resistance and plant development.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades play a pivotal role in environmental responses and developmental processes in plants. Previous researches mainly focus on the MAPKs in groups A and B, and little is known on group C. In this study, we isolated and characterized GhMPK7, which is a novel gene from cotton belonging to the group C MAPK. RNA blot analysis indicated that GhMPK7 transcript was induced by pathogen infection and multiple defense-related signal molecules. Transgenic Nicotina benthamiana overexpressing GhMPK7 displayed significant resistance to fungus Colletotrichum nicotianae and virus PVY, and the transcript levels of SA pathway genes were more rapidly and strongly induced. Furthermore, the transgenic N. benthamiana showed reduced ROS-mediated injuries by upregulating expression of oxidative stress-related genes. Interestingly, the transgenic plants germinated earlier and grew faster in comparison to wild-type plants. beta-glucuronidase activity driven by the GhMPK7 promoter was detected in the apical meristem at the vegetative stage, and it was enhanced by treatments with signal molecules and phytohormones. These results suggest that GhMPK7 might play an important role in SA-regulated broad-spectrum resistance to pathogen infection, and that it is also involved in regulation of plant growth and development.Plant Molecular Biology 09/2010; 74(1-2):1-17. · 4.15 Impact Factor
Article: RNA silencing-mediated resistance is related to biotic / abiotic stresses and cellular RdRp expression in transgenic tobacco plants.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The discovery of RNA silencing inhibition by virus encoded suppressors or low temperature leads to concerns about the stability of transgenic resistance. RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) has been previously characterized to be essential for transgene-mediated RNA silencing. Here we showed that low temperature led to the inhibition of RNA silencing, the loss of viral resistance and the reduced expression of host RdRp homolog (NtRdRP1) in transgenic T4 progeny with untranslatable potato virus Y coat protein (PVY-CP) gene. Moreover, RNA silencing and the associated resistance were differently inhibited by potato virus X (PVX) and tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) infections. The increased expression of NtRdRP1 in both PVX and TMV infected plants indicated its general role in response to viral pathogens. Collectively, we propose that biotic and abiotic stress factors affect RNA silencing-mediated resistance in transgenic tobacco plants and that their effects target different steps of RNA silencing.BMB reports 06/2008; 41(5):376-81. · 1.72 Impact Factor
Article: [The viral resistance of transgenic tobacco plants containing untranslatable PVYN coat protein gene].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: In previous study, we have proved that the resistance of the transgenic tobacco plants containing untranslatable PVYN CP gene was mediated by PVYN CP transgene RNAs, and the resistance mechanism was similar to PTGS. In this paper, T0 progeny transgenic lines with different resistant levels were selected to further study the transgene inheritance and resistant stability of transgenic plants. Results showed that T0 progeny susceptible lines, which contained 1-2 transgene copies, displayed a 3:1 segregation ratio in T1 progeny lines; T0 progeny middle resistant lines, which contained 3-4 transgene copies, revealed a 15:1 segergation ratio in T1 progeny lines; T0 progeny highly resistant lines, which contained 5-7 transgene copies, followed 15:1 or 63:1 segregation pattern in T1 progeny lines. Southern blot analysis revealed the resistance in most T1 and T2 progeny transgenic lines was related to copy numbers of the transgene. Northern blot analysis indicated that PVYN CP transgenes were expressed at transcription level in most T1 and T2 progeny transgenic lines, and the transgene mRNA accumulation in cytoplasm varied among transgenic lines. There was an inverse correlation between transgene transcript accumulation and virus resistance. Resistance of transgenic lines was inheritable over at least two generations, and the resistance of T2 progeny transgenic lines, which containing untranslatable PVYN CP gene, was (1) not overcome by PVYN particle or PVYN RNA; (2) independent of inoculum levels; (3) resistant to either aphid or mechanically transmitted PVYN; (4) not dependent on plant development stages; (5) PVY-specific (i.e., broad-spectrum resistance was not observed).Shi yan sheng wu xue bao 07/2003; 36(3):176-84.