The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology 20120530 3
The transcription factor LEAFY COTYLEDON1 (LEC1) controls aspects of early embryogenesis and seed maturation in Arabidopsis thaliana. To identify components of the LEC1 regulon, transgenic plants were derived in which LEC1 expression was inducible by dexamethasone treatment. The cotyledon-like leaves and swollen root tips developed by these plants contained seed-storage compounds and resemble the phenotypes produced by increased auxin levels. In agreement with this, LEC1 was found to mediate up- ...[more]
Project description:Desiccation tolerance (DT) allowed seed plants to conquer ecosystems with long periods of limited water availability. This adaptive features allows seeds to remain dried for very long times without losing their ability to germinate. There is little information about all the signaling components required to achieve DT and on how transcription factors (TFs) modulate global DT processes. We performed RNA-seq experiment and carbohydrates profiles of lec1, lec2, fus3 and abi3, as well as their corresponding wild types, at three stages of seed development 15, 17 and 21 DAF (day after open flower) belonging to the seed desiccation period. A complex experimental design approach and regulatory networks prediction were used to identify differentially expressed genes specifically involved in DT process. In order to identify mechanisms involved in the acquisition of DT during seed development, we designed a comparative transcriptomic analysis between the seed desiccation intolerant (DI) mutants lec1-1, abi3-5 and fus3-3, the desiccation tolerant mutant lec2-1 and the desiccation tolerant weak allele of abi3 (abi3-1) with their respective wild type controls. This analysis should allow to identify genes that are differentially expressed in the desiccation intolerant mutants respect to tolerant mutants and WT controls.
Project description:gnp3_tri33-arabidoseed. Embryo seed development. WP3: Biodiversity of seed traits: state-of-the-art. Analysis of the expression of small RNAs precursors in the seed development of Arabidopsis thaliana. 12 dye-swaps. Time course.
Project description:gnp3_tri33-arabidoseed. Embryo seed development. WP3: Biodiversity of seed traits: state-of-the-art. Analysis of the expression of small RNAs precursors in the seed development of Arabidopsis thaliana. Overall design: 12 dye-swaps. Time course.