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CmNAC73 Mediates the Formation of Green Color in Chrysanthemum Flowers by Directly Activating the Expression of Chlorophyll Biosynthesis Genes HEMA1 and CRD1.

ABSTRACT: Chrysanthemum is one of the most beautiful and popular flowers in the world, and the flower color is an important ornamental trait of chrysanthemum. Compared with other flower colors, green flowers are relatively rare. The formation of green flower color is attributed to the accumulation of chlorophyll; however, the regulatory mechanism of chlorophyll metabolism in chrysanthemum with green flowers remains largely unknown. In this study, we performed Illumina RNA sequencing on three chrysanthemum materials, Chrysanthemum vestitum and Chrysanthemum morifolium cultivars 'Chunxiao' and 'Green anna', which produce white, light green and dark green flowers, respectively. Based on the results of comparative transcriptome analysis, a gene encoding a novel NAC family transcription factor, CmNAC73, was found to be highly correlated to chlorophyll accumulation in the outer whorl of ray florets in chrysanthemum. The results of transient overexpression in chrysanthemum leaves showed that CmNAC73 acts as a positive regulator of chlorophyll biosynthesis. Furthermore, transactivation and yeast one-hybrid assays indicated that CmNAC73 directly binds to the promoters of chlorophyll synthesis-related genes HEMA1 and CRD1. Thus, this study uncovers the transcriptional regulation of chlorophyll synthesis-related genes HEMA1 and CRD1 by CmNAC73 and provides new insights into the development of green flower color in chrysanthemum and chlorophyll metabolism in plants.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC8151904 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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