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Transcriptional and physiological data reveal the dehydration memory behavior in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)

Overview of attention for article published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, April 2018
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Title
Transcriptional and physiological data reveal the dehydration memory behavior in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)
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Biotechnology for Biofuels, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13068-018-1088-x
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Chao Zhang, Xi Peng, Xiaofeng Guo, Gaijuan Tang, Fengli Sun, Shudong Liu, Yajun Xi

Abstract

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a model biofuel plant because of its high biomass, cellulose-richness, easy degradation to ethanol, and the availability of extensive genomic information. However, a little is currently known about the molecular responses of switchgrass plants to dehydration stress, especially multiple dehydration stresses. Studies on the transcriptional profiles of 35-day-old tissue culture plants revealed 741 dehydration memory genes. Gene Ontology and pathway analysis showed that these genes were enriched in phenylpropanoid biosynthesis, starch and sucrose metabolism, and plant hormone signal transduction. Further analysis of specific pathways combined with physiological data suggested that switchgrass improved its dehydration resistance by changing various aspects of its responses to secondary dehydration stress (D2), including the regulation of abscisic acid (ABA) and jasmonic acid (JA) biosynthesis and signal transduction, the biosynthesis of osmolytes (l-proline, stachyose and trehalose), energy metabolism (i.e., metabolic process relating to photosynthetic systems, glycolysis, and the TCA cycle), and lignin biosynthesis. The transcriptional data and chemical substance assays showed that ABA was significantly accumulated during both primary (D1) and secondary (D2) dehydration stresses, whereas JA accumulated during D1 but became significantly less abundant during D2. This suggests the existence of a complicated signaling network of plant hormones in response to repeated dehydration stresses. A homology analysis focusing on switchgrass, maize, and Arabidopsis revealed the conservation and species-specific distribution of dehydration memory genes. The molecular responses of switchgrass plants to successive dehydration stresses have been systematically characterized, revealing a previously unknown transcriptional memory behavior. These results provide new insights into the mechanisms of dehydration stress responses in plants. The genes and pathways identified in this study will be useful for the genetic improvement of switchgrass and other crops.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Researcher 2 6%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 15 48%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 16%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Chemistry 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 15 48%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 May 2018.
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#2,057,985
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