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Control of lignin biosynthesis in sugar cane: many gaps still to be filled

Grant number: 08/58035-6
Support type:Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants
Duration: September 01, 2009 - August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Cooperation agreement: CNPq - Pronex
Principal Investigator:Paulo Mazzafera
Grantee:Paulo Mazzafera
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated grant(s):13/50315-8 - Identification of target genes regulated by the transcriptions factor shine in monocot plants using chilp-seq, AP.R
Associated scholarship(s):12/23187-6 - Lignin metabolism in four sugarcane genotypes grown in field conditions, BP.MS
12/08471-0 - Analysis of gene expression profile for enzymes of the lignin biosynthesis pathway and dirigent proteins in the species of Saccharum genus, BP.IC
11/17081-8 - Biosynthesis of lignin in sugarcane under drought and cold stresses, BP.IC
10/11476-8 - Identification and validation of transcription factors involved with lignin biosynthesis in sugar cane, BP.PD
10/08232-0 - Control of lignin biosynthesis in sugar cane: dirigent proteins gene family, BP.PD

Abstract

Lignin content may vary in response to several biotic and abiotic stresses and understanding how this occurs may help to understand how to control the lignin biosynthesis and consequently its content in plants. Very little is known about lignin metabolism in sugarcane. However, taking in account the information accumulated for other plants and the agronomical practices and problems in sugarcane cultivation, we may have enough hints to plan several studies on how sugarcane modulates lignin composition and content. Therefore, the aim of this project is 1) to cultivate contrasting sugarcane genetic material for lignin content in six locations well characterized for temperature, water availability and irradiance and analyze lignin, sucrose and cellulose, and then, based on these results to study gene expression and perform a more detailed study of lignin composition; 2) to search the SUCEST database for ESTs coding transcription factors known to be involved in lignin metabolism in model plants and use this information in controlled studies (on water supply, nitrogen fertilization, light intensity and low temperatures under field and greenhouse conditions, and growth chamber) to establish correlations between transcription factors regulation and lignin content and composition; 3) search the SUCEST database for ESTs coding ortologs to peroxidases and laccases and use this information in the controlled studies to evaluate the involvement of these enzymes in lignin biosynthesis; 4) to perform a system biology study of regulatory network involved in lignin biosynthesis. To reach these aims we will use a population segregating for lignin content. With this information we may get some valuable knowledge on the lignin biosynthesis in the complex sugarcane genome. Shortly we believe to have at least initial information on how environmental factors affect different sugarcane genotypes. Also it is expected that our results allow us to understand how genes of the lignin biosynthesis pathway and related transcription factors changes lignin content and structure in sugarcane as influenced by some specific environmental factors. In a long-term objective, we may have the possibility to gain knowledge on the agronomical practices may contribute to decrease lignin in sugarcane. This knowledge on the interaction of environmental factors and control of the lignin biosynthesis and related transcription factors may allows us to design a transgenic plants altered in specific genes, aiming not only the decrease of lignin but also its structure. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
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Scientific publications (34)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
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MOKOCHINSKI, JOAO BENHUR; MAZZAFERA, PAULO; HELENA FRANKLAND SAWAYA, ALEXANDRA CHRISTINE; MUMM, ROLAND; HENDRICUS DE VOS, RIC CORNELIS; HALL, ROBERT DAVID. Metabolic responses of Eucalyptus species to different temperature regimes. JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE PLANT BIOLOGY, v. 60, n. 5, p. 397-411, MAY 2018. Web of Science Citations: 9.
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JUAN P.P. LLERENA; PEDRO ARAÚJO; PAULO MAZZAFERA. Optimization of RT-PCR reactions in studies with genes of lignin biosynthetic route in Saccharum spontaneum. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 90, n. 1, p. -, Mar. 2018.
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FERREIRA, FERNANDA S.; SAMPAIO, GENI R.; KELLER, LAURA M.; SAWAYA, ALEXANDRA C. H. F.; CHAVEZ, DAVY W. H.; TORRES, ELIZABETH A. F. S.; SALDANHA, TATIANA. Impact of Air Frying on Cholesterol and Fatty Acids Oxidation in Sardines: Protective Effects of Aromatic Herbs. Journal of Food Science, v. 82, n. 12, p. 2823-2831, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
NOBILE, PAULA MACEDO; BOTTCHER, ALEXANDRA; MAYER, JULIANA L. S.; BRITO, MICHAEL S.; DOS ANJOS, IVAN A.; DE ANDRADE LANDELL, MARCOS GUIMARAES; VICENTINI, RENATO; CRESTE, SILVANA; RIANO-PACHON, DIEGO MAURICIO; MAZZAFERA, PAULO. Identification, classification and transcriptional profiles of dirigent domain-containing proteins in sugarcane. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, v. 292, n. 6, p. 1323-1340, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SALVATO, FERNANDA; WILSON, RASHAUN; PORTILLA LLERENA, JUAN PABLO; KIYOTA, EDUARDO; REIS, KARINA LIMA; BOARETTO, LUIS FELIPE; BALBUENA, TIAGO S.; AZEVEDO, RICARDO A.; THELEN, JAY J.; MAZZAFERA, PAULO. Luxurious Nitrogen Fertilization of Two Sugar Cane Genotypes Contrasting for Lignin Composition Causes Changes in the Stem Proteome Related to Carbon, Nitrogen, and Oxidant Metabolism but Does Not Alter Lignin Content. JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, v. 16, n. 10, p. 3688-3703, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
ALMEIDA, CLAUDIA DE LAZZARI; XAVIER, RENATA MOURA; BORGHI, ALEXANDRE AUGUSTO; DOS SANTOS, VIVIAN FRANCESCHINI; HELENA FRANKLAND SAWAYA, ALEXANDRA CHRISTINE. Effect of seasonality and growth conditions on the content of coumarin, chlorogenic acid and dicaffeoylquinic acids in Mikania laevigata Schultz and Mikania glomerata Sprengel (Asteraceae) by UHPLC-MS/MS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY, v. 418, n. SI, p. 162-172, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 8.
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