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Plastid signals confer Arabidopsis tolerance to water stress.
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PMID:  21476436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Plastid-to-nucleus retrograde signalling coordinates nuclear gene expression with chloroplast function and is essential for the photoautotrophic life-style of plants. The relationship between plastid signalling and water stress response was investigated with genome uncoupled (gun) mutants, gun1, gun3, and gun5, and an abscisic acid (ABA)-responsible transcription factor mutant, abi4. The results showed that gun1, gun3, gun5, and abi4 mutants suffered from more oxidative damages than the wild-type plants under the water stress and the water stress + herbicide (norflurazon, NF) co-treatment. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), peroxidase (POD), and ascorbate peroxidase (APX) activities could not be prompted in the plastid-signalling defective mutants under the stress conditions. At the same time, Lhcb expression was not repressed in the plastid-signalling defective mutants by the NF treatment or water stress. Therefore, the photosynthetic apparatus in the mutant cells could not be closed during the stresses and the excessive light caused more photodamages on the mutant leaves. The roles of GUN1, GUN3, GUN5 and ABI4 proteins in environmental stress adaptation have been discussed.
Jian Cheng; Chun-Xia He; Zhong-Wei Zhang; Fei Xu; Da-Wei Zhang; Xiao Wang; Shu Yuan; Hong-Hui Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0939-5075     ISO Abbreviation:  Z. Naturforsch., C, J. Biosci.     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912155     Medline TA:  Z Naturforsch C     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Bio-Resource and Eco-Environment, College of Life Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China.
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