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Reciprocal grafting between clones with contrasting drought tolerance suggests a key role of abscisic acid in coffee acclimation to drought stress

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Silva, Vania Aparecida [1, 2] ; Prado, Fernanda Manso [3] ; Antunes, Werner Camargos [2] ; Cardoso Paiva, Rita Marcia [2] ; Gava Ferrao, Maria Amelia [4] ; Andrade, Alan Carvalho [5] ; Di Mascio, Paolo [3] ; Loureiro, Marcelo Ehlers [2] ; DaMatta, Fabio Murilo [2] ; Miyasaka Almeida, Andrea [6]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Empresa Pesquisa Agr Minas Gerais EPAMIG, Km 02, CP 176, BR-37200000 Lavras, MG - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Vicosa, Dept Biol Vegetal, BR-36571000 Vicosa, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Bioquim, Ave Prof Lineu Prestes, 748 Cidade Univ, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Embrapa Cafe Incaper, Rua Afonso Sarlo 160, BR-29052010 Vitoria, ES - Brazil
[5] INOVACAFE, Empresa Brasileira Pesquisa Agr, Embrapa Cafe, Campus UFLA, BR-37200000 Lavras, MG - Brazil
[6] Univ Mayor, Fac Ciencias, Ctr Genom & Bioinformat, Camino Piramide 5750, Santiago - Chile
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Plant Growth Regulation; v. 85, n. 2, p. 221-229, JUN 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The role of abscisic acid (ABA) in drought tolerance of Coffea canephora is unknown. To determine whether ABA is associated with drought tolerance and if the use of tolerant rootstocks could increase ABA and drought tolerance, we performed reciprocal grafting experiments between clones with contrasting tolerance to drought (clone 109, sensitive; and clone 120, tolerant). Plants were grown in large (120 L) pots in a greenhouse and subjected to drought stress by withholding irrigation. The non-grafted 120 plants and graft treatments with 120 as a rootstock showed a slower reduction of predawn leaf water potential (Psi(pd)) and a lower negative carbon isotopic composition ratio compared with the other grafting combinations in response to drought. The same 120 graft treatments also showed higher leaf ABA concentrations, lower levels of electrolyte leakage, and lower activities of ascorbate peroxidase and catalase under moderate (Psi(pd) = - 1.0 or - 1.5 MPa) and severe (Psi(pd) = - 3.0 MPa) drought. Root ABA concentrations were higher in plants with the 120 rootstocks regardless of watering regime. The 120 shoots could also contribute to drought tolerance because treatment with 120/109 rootstock/scion combination showed postponed dehydration, higher leaf ABA concentration, and lower leaf electrolyte leakage compared with the sensitive clone. We conclude that both the shoot and root systems of the tolerant clone can increase the concentrations of ABA in leaves in response to drought. This further suggests that ABA is associated with a delayed onset of severe water deficit and decreased oxidative damage in C. canephora. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/12663-1 - Singlet molecular oxygen and peroxides in chemical biology
Grantee:Paolo Di Mascio
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/07937-8 - Redoxome - Redox Processes in Biomedicine
Grantee:Ohara Augusto
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC