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Identification of genes regulated by GIGANTEA (GI), the CYCLING DOF FACTORS (CDFs) and the GI-CDF module

ABSTRACT: Plants monitor and integrate temperature, photoperiod and light quality signals to respond to continuous changes in their environment. The GIGANTEA (GI) protein is central in diverse signaling pathways, including photoperiodic, sugar and light signaling pathways, stress responses and circadian clock regulation. Previously, GI was shown to activate expression of the key floral regulators CONSTANS (CO) and FLOWERING LOCUS T (FT) by facilitating degradation of a family of CYCLING DOF FACTOR (CDF) transcriptional repressors. However, whether CDFs are implicated in other processes regulated by GI remains unclear. We investigated the contribution of the GI-CDF module to traits that depend on GI. Transcriptome profiling indicated that mutations in GI and the CDFs have antagonistic effects on expression of a wider set of genes than CO and FT, whilst other genes are regulated by GI independently of the CDFs. Detailed expression studies followed by phenotypic assays showed that the CDFs function downstream of GI to control responses to freezing temperatures and growth, but are not necessary for proper clock function. Thus GI-mediated regulation of CDFs contributes to several processes in addition to flowering, but is not implicated in all of the phenotypes influenced by GI. Seedlings of Col-0, the cdf1-R cdf2-1 cdf3-1 cdf5-1 quadruple mutant, gi-100 and gi-100 cdf1-R cdf2-1 cdf3-1 cdf5-1 quintuple mutant were grown for 10 days under LD conditions (16h light/8h dark). The aerial part of the seedlings was collected at ZT12 and RNA was prepared from three biological replicas

ORGANISM(S): Arabidopsis thaliana  

SUBMITTER: Fabio Fornara   George Coupland  Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-59996 | ArrayExpress | 2015-07-31



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