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Genes 2017, 8(9), 235;

Genome-Wide Analysis of the Biosynthesis and Deactivation of Gibberellin-Dioxygenases Gene Family in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze

State Key Laboratory of Tea Plant Biology and Utilization, College of Tea and Food Technology, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei 230036, China
Henan Provincial Key Laboratory of Tea Plant Biology, College of Life Sciences, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 1 August 2017 / Revised: 11 September 2017 / Accepted: 15 September 2017 / Published: 19 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Genetic Regulation of Abiotic Stress Responses)
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Gibberellins (GAs), a class of diterpenoid phytohormones, play a key role in regulating diverse processes throughout the life cycle of plants. Bioactive GA levels are rapidly regulated by Gibberellin-dioxygenases (GAox), which are involved in the biosynthesis and deactivation of gibberellin. In this manuscript, a comprehensive genome-wide analysis was carried out to find all GAox in Camellia sinensis. For the first time in a tea plant, 14 CsGAox genes, containing two domains, DIOX_N (PF14226) and 2OG-FeII_Oxy, were identified (PF03171). These genes all belong to 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases (2-ODD), including four CsGA20ox (EC:, three CsGA3ox (EC:, and seven CsGA2ox (EC: According to the phylogenetic classification as in Arabidopsis, the CsGAox genes spanned five subgroups. Each CsGAox shows tissue-specific expression patterns, although these vary greatly. Some candidate genes, which may play an important role in response to external abiotic stresses, have been identified with regards to patterns, such as CsGA20ox2, CsGA3ox2, CsGA3ox3, CsGA2ox1, CsGA2ox2, and CsGA2ox4. The bioactive GA levels may be closely related to the GA20ox, GA3ox and GA2ox genes. In addition, the candidate genes could be used as marker genes for abiotic stress resistance breeding in tea plants. View Full-Text
Keywords: genome-wide analysis; gibberellin; Gibberellins-dioxygenases; abiotic stress; Camellia sinensis genome-wide analysis; gibberellin; Gibberellins-dioxygenases; abiotic stress; Camellia sinensis

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Pan, C.; Tian, K.; Ban, Q.; Wang, L.; Sun, Q.; He, Y.; Yang, Y.; Pan, Y.; Li, Y.; Jiang, J.; Jiang, C. Genome-Wide Analysis of the Biosynthesis and Deactivation of Gibberellin-Dioxygenases Gene Family in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. Genes 2017, 8, 235.

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