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Overexpression of CpWRKY75 from Chimonanthus praecox Promotes Flowering Time in Transgenic Arabidopsis

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Sichuan Provincial Key Laboratory for Development and Utilization of Characteristic Horticultural Biological Resources, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Chengdu Normal University, Chengdu 611130, China
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Chongqing Engineering Research Center for Floriculture, Key Laboratory of Horticulture Science for Southern Mountainous Regions of Ministry of Education, College of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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College of Landscape Architecture and Life Science, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, Chongqing 402160, China
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Genes 2022, 13(1), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes13010068
Received: 16 October 2021 / Revised: 22 December 2021 / Accepted: 23 December 2021 / Published: 28 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Plant Genetics and Genomics)
WRKY transcription factors play critical roles in the physiological processes of plants. Although the roles of WRKYs have been characterized in some model plants, their roles in woody plants, especially wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox), are largely unclear. In this study, a wintersweet WRKY gene named CpWRKY75 belonging to group IIc was isolated and its characteristics were identified. CpWRKY75 is a nucleus-localized protein, and exhibited no transcriptional activation activity in yeast. CpWRKY75 was highly expressed in flowers at different bloom stages. Ectopic expression of CpWRKY75 significantly promoted the flowering time of transgenic Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana), as determined by the rosette leaf number and first flower open time. The expression levels of flowering-related genes were quantified by qRT-PCR, and the results suggested that CpWRKY75 had obvious influence on the expression level of MICRORNA156C (MIR156C), SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE3 (SPL3) and SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE 9 (SPL9), FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT), LEAFY (LFY), SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CO 1 (SOC1), APETALA1 (AP1), CAULIFLOWER (CAL), and FRUITFULL (FUL). These results suggest that CpWRKY75 might have a flowering time regulation function, and additionally provide a new gene resource for the genetic engineering of woody flowering plants. View Full-Text
Keywords: wintersweet; CpWRKY75; expression pattern; flowering wintersweet; CpWRKY75; expression pattern; flowering
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Huang, R.; Sui, S.; Liu, H.; Li, M.; Liu, D. Overexpression of CpWRKY75 from Chimonanthus praecox Promotes Flowering Time in Transgenic Arabidopsis. Genes 2022, 13, 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes13010068

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Huang R, Sui S, Liu H, Li M, Liu D. Overexpression of CpWRKY75 from Chimonanthus praecox Promotes Flowering Time in Transgenic Arabidopsis. Genes. 2022; 13(1):68. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes13010068

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Huang, Renwei, Shunzhao Sui, Huamin Liu, Mingyang Li, and Daofeng Liu. 2022. "Overexpression of CpWRKY75 from Chimonanthus praecox Promotes Flowering Time in Transgenic Arabidopsis" Genes 13, no. 1: 68. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes13010068

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