Identification of Maize CC-Type Glutaredoxins That Are Associated with Response to Drought Stress
AbstractGlobal maize cultivation is often adversely affected by drought stress. The CC-type glutaredoxin (GRX) genes form a plant-specific subfamily that regulate plant growth and respond to environmental stresses. However, how maize CC-type GRX (ZmGRXCC) genes respond to drought stress remains unclear. We performed a TBLASTN search to identify ZmGRXCCs in the maize genome and verified the identified sequences using the NCBI conservative domain database (CDD). We further established a phylogenetic tree using Mega7 and surveyed known cis-elements in the promoters of ZmGRXCCs using the PlantCARE database. We found twenty-one ZmGRXCCs in the maize genome by a genome-wide investigation and compared their phylogenetic relationships with rice, maize, and Arabidopsis. The analysis of their redox active sites showed that most of the 21 ZmGRXCCs share similar structures with their homologs. We assessed their expression at young seedlings and adult leaves under drought stress and their expression profiles in 15 tissues, and found that they were differentially expressed, indicating that different ZmGRXCC genes have different functions. Notably, ZmGRXCC14 is up-regulated at seedling, V12, V14, V16, and R1 stages. Importantly, significant associations between genetic variation in ZmGRXCC14 and drought tolerance are found at the seedling stage. These results will help to advance the study of the function of ZmGRXCCs genes under drought stress and understand the mechanism of drought resistance in maize.
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Ding, S.; He, F.; Tang, W.; Du, H.; Wang, H. Identification of Maize CC-Type Glutaredoxins That Are Associated with Response to Drought Stress. Genes 2019, 10, 610.
Ding S, He F, Tang W, Du H, Wang H. Identification of Maize CC-Type Glutaredoxins That Are Associated with Response to Drought Stress. Genes. 2019; 10(8):610.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ding, Shuangcheng; He, Fengyu; Tang, Wenlin; Du, Hewei; Wang, Hongwei. 2019. "Identification of Maize CC-Type Glutaredoxins That Are Associated with Response to Drought Stress." Genes 10, no. 8: 610.
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