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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(1), 2;

Overexpression of AmRosea1 Gene Confers Drought and Salt Tolerance in Rice

Key Laboratory of Plant Stress Research, College of Life Sciences, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China
Key Laboratory of Soybean Molecular Design Breeding, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130102, China
State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201602, China
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Academic Editor: Lam-Son Phan Tran
Received: 16 October 2016 / Revised: 13 December 2016 / Accepted: 14 December 2016 / Published: 22 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Plant Sciences)
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Ectopic expression of the MYB transcription factor of AmROSEA1 from Antirrhinum majus has been reported to change anthocyanin and other metabolites in several species. In this study, we found that overexpression of AmRosea1 significantly improved the tolerance of transgenic rice to drought and salinity stresses. Transcriptome analysis revealed that a considerable number of stress-related genes were affected by exogenous AmRosea1 during both drought and salinity stress treatments. These affected genes are involved in stress signal transduction, the hormone signal pathway, ion homeostasis and the enzymes that remove peroxides. This work suggests that the AmRosea1 gene is a potential candidate for genetic engineering of crops. View Full-Text
Keywords: AmRosea1 gene; transcriptome analysis; drought tolerance; salt tolerance; rice AmRosea1 gene; transcriptome analysis; drought tolerance; salt tolerance; rice

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Dou, M.; Fan, S.; Yang, S.; Huang, R.; Yu, H.; Feng, X. Overexpression of AmRosea1 Gene Confers Drought and Salt Tolerance in Rice. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 2.

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