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Genome-Wide Identification, Phylogenetic and Expression Pattern Analysis of GATA Family Genes in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)

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College of Agriculture, Anhui Science and Technology University, Fengyang 233100, China
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Key Laboratory of Genetic Improvement and Ecophysiology of Horticultural Crop, Institute of Horticulture, Anhui Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hefei 230001, China
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Department of Plant Science, Chuka University, Chuka P.O. Box 109-60400, Kenya
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College of Horticulture, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China
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Academic Editor: Vagner Benedito
Plants 2021, 10(8), 1626; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10081626
Received: 8 July 2021 / Revised: 5 August 2021 / Accepted: 5 August 2021 / Published: 7 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Horticultural Science and Ornamental Plants)
GATA transcription factors are a class of transcriptional regulatory proteins that contain a characteristic type-IV zinc finger DNA-binding domain, which play important roles in plant growth and development. The GATA gene family has been characterized in various plant species. However, GATA family genes have not been identified in cucumber. In this study, 26 GATA family genes were identified in cucumber genome, whose physicochemical characteristics, chromosomal distributions, phylogenetic tree, gene structures conserved motifs, cis-regulatory elements in promoters, homologous gene pairs, downstream target genes were analyzed. Tissue expression profiles of cucumber GATA family genes exhibited that 17 GATA genes showed constitutive expression, and some GATA genes showed tissue-specific expression patterns. RNA-seq analysis of green and virescent leaves revealed that seven GATA genes might be involved in the chloroplast development and chlorophyll biosynthesis. Importantly, expression patterns analysis of GATA genes in response to abiotic and biotic stresses indicated that some GATA genes respond to either abiotic stress or biotic stress, some GATA genes such as Csa2G162660, Csa3G017200, Csa3G165640, Csa4G646060, Csa5G622830 and Csa6G312540 were simultaneously functional in resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses. Overall, this study will provide useful information for further analysis of the biological functions of GATA factors in cucumber. View Full-Text
Keywords: cucumber; GATA; gene family; expression pattern; stress response cucumber; GATA; gene family; expression pattern; stress response
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Zhang, K.; Jia, L.; Yang, D.; Hu, Y.; Njogu, M.K.; Wang, P.; Lu, X.; Yan, C. Genome-Wide Identification, Phylogenetic and Expression Pattern Analysis of GATA Family Genes in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Plants 2021, 10, 1626. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10081626

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Zhang K, Jia L, Yang D, Hu Y, Njogu MK, Wang P, Lu X, Yan C. Genome-Wide Identification, Phylogenetic and Expression Pattern Analysis of GATA Family Genes in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Plants. 2021; 10(8):1626. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10081626

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Zhang, Kaijing, Li Jia, Dekun Yang, Yuchao Hu, Martin Kagiki Njogu, Panqiao Wang, Xiaomin Lu, and Congsheng Yan. 2021. "Genome-Wide Identification, Phylogenetic and Expression Pattern Analysis of GATA Family Genes in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)" Plants 10, no. 8: 1626. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10081626

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