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Molecular characterization of the gene ScbHLH47 of sugar cane

Grant number: 14/22442-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2015
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Marcelo Menossi Teixeira
Grantee:Isabella de Oliveira Conte Poletto
Host Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Sugarcane is intensely cultivated in Brazil and drought stress is one of the major abiotic factors that decreases the production. Biotechnology has been widely used to elucidate molecular mechanisms of drought tolerance. Some related genes for drought stress were identified by differential expression pattern and some transcription factors from bHLH family were included in this context. In this work, the gene bHLH47 from sugarcane has been related to drought tolerance by our previous in silico data from RNAseq. Therefore, transgenic lines for sugarcane gene will be analyzed using Arabidopsis thaliana as model plant and compared to wild type plants. The overexpressing lines will be evaluate concomitantly to physiological parameters determined by extensive literature.

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MÉTODO PARA AUMENTO DA TOLERÂNCIA DE PLANTAS A SECA E PLANTAS TRANSGÊNICAS PCT/BR2017/000152 - Universidade de São Paulo (USP) ; Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) . Marcelo Menossi Teixeira ; Carolina Gimiliani Lembke ; Glaucia Mendes Souza ; Isabella de Oliveira Conte Poletto ; Vanessa Regina Gonçalves - December 2017, 19