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Genome-wide identification of the auxin response factor gene family in Cicer arietinum

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Title
Genome-wide identification of the auxin response factor gene family in Cicer arietinum
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BMC Genomics, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12864-018-4695-9
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Jose V. Die, Juan Gil, Teresa Millan

Abstract

Auxin Response Factors act as critical components of the auxin-signaling pathway by regulating the transcription of auxin-responsive genes. The release of the chickpea reference genome provides an opportunity to identify and characterize the ARF gene family in this important legume by a data mining coupled by comparative genomics approaches. We performed a comprehensive characterization and analysis of 24 ARF genes in the chickpea reference genome. Comparative phylogenetic analysis of the ARF from chickpea, Medicago and Arabidopsis suggests that recent duplications have played a very limited role in the expansion of the ARF chickpea family. Gene structure analysis based on exon-intron organization provides additional evidence to support the evolutionary relationship among the ARF members. Conserved motif analysis shows that most of the proteins fit into the canonical ARF structure model, but 9 proteins lack or have a truncated dimerization domain. The mechanisms underlying the diversification of the ARF gene family are based on duplications, variations in domain organization and alternative splicing. Concerning duplications, segmental, but not tandem duplications, have contributed to the expansion of the gene family. Moreover, the duplicated pair genes have evolved mainly under the influence of purifying selection pressure with restricted functional divergence. Expression profiles responding to various environmental stimuli show a close relationship between tissue and expression patterns. Promoter sequence analysis reveals an enrichment of several cis-regulatory elements related to symbiosis, and modulation of plant gene expression during the interaction with microbes. In conclusion, this study provides a comprehensive overview of the ARF gene family in chickpea. Globally, our data supports that auxin signaling pathway regulates a wide range of physiological processes and stress responses. Our findings could further provide new insights into the complexity of the regulation of ARF at the transcription level that may be useful to develop rational chickpea breeding strategies to improve development or stress responses. Our study also provides a foundation for comparative genomic analyses and a framework to trace the dynamic evolution of ARF genes on a large time-scale within the legume family.

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Unknown 43 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 28%
Student > Master 8 19%
Researcher 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Unspecified 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 9 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 44%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 21%
Unspecified 2 5%
Computer Science 1 2%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 11 26%

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