Project description:To identify the regulatory targets of the R2R3-Myb transcription factor, LjMyb14, the gene was constitutively over-expressed in Lotus japonicus under the Lotus ubiquitin promoter. The gene expression levels of three biological replicates of the Lotus japonicus (MG20) were averaged and compared to the the gene expression levels of three independent lines of Lotus japonicus japonicus constituitively over expressing LjMyb14 using the Lotus ubiquitin promoter.
Project description:Natural DNA methylation variation was examined in a population of wild Lotus japonicus accessions from Japan Overall design: Whole genome DNA methylation data for 18 wild Lotus japonicus accessions (two with replicates) grown at 20C
Project description:Lotus japonicus is a model legume broadly used to study transcriptome regulation under different stress conditions and microorganism interaction. Understanding how this model plant protects itself against pathogens will certainly help to develop more tolerant cultivars in economically important Lotus species as well as in other legumes. In order to uncover the most important defense mechanisms activated upon bacterial attack, we explored by microarray analysis the transcriptome regulation occurring in the phenotypically contrasting ecotypes MG-20 and Gifu B-129 of L. japonicus after inoculation with the non-pathogenic strain Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 pv. tomato.
Project description:Legume plants can establish symbiotic nitrogen fixation (SNF) with rhizobia mostly in root nodules, where rhizobia-infected cells are accompanied with uninfected cells in a mosaic pattern. Inside the mature nodules of legume, carbon and nitrogen nutrients between host plant cells and their resident bacteria are actively exchanged. To elucidate the metabolite dynamics relevant for SNF in nodules, three cell-types from nodule tissues of a model legume, Lotus japonicus, were isolated using laser microdissesction, and transcriptome analysis was done by an oligoarray with 60-mer length representing 21,495 genes. In our cell-type-specific profiling, many genes were identified as being expressed in nodules with spatial-specific manners. Among them, genes coding for metabolic enzymes were classified according to their function, and detailed data analysis figured out that secondary metabolic pathway was highly activated in nodule cortex. In particular, a number of metabolic genes for phenyl propanoid pathway were found as highly expressed genes accompanied with those encoding putative transporters of secondary metabolites. These data suggest the involvement of novel physiological function of phenylpropanoids in SNF. Gene expression in three different cell-types of Lotus japonicus nodule was measured. Three independent experiments were performed at each cell-types.
Project description:Model legume Lotus japonicus was subjected to non-lethal long-term salinity and profiled at the transcriptomic level. Three independent experiments were performed, testing two experimental designs: a traditional gradual acclimation following a step-wise increase of salt concentration and an initial acclimation approach (ia).