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The control of endopolygalacturonase expression by the sugarcane RAV transcription factor during aerenchyma formation

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Autor(es):
Tavares, Eveline Q. P. [1] ; De Souza, Amanda P. [1, 2] ; Romim, Grayce H. [1] ; Grandis, Adriana [1] ; Plasencia, Anna [3] ; Gaiarsa, Jonas W. [1, 4] ; Grima-Pettenati, Jacqueline [3] ; de Setta, Nathalia [1, 5] ; Van Sluys, Marie-Anne [1] ; Buckeridge, Marcos S. [1]
Número total de Autores: 10
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Illinois, Inst Genom Biol, Urbana, IL - USA
[3] Univ Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, CNRS Castanet Tolosan, UMR5546, LRSV, Toulouse - France
[4] Tau Bioinformat, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Sao Andre, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Experimental Botany; v. 70, n. 2, p. 497-506, JAN 15 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 1
Resumo

The development of lysigenous aerenchyma starts with cell expansion and degradation of pectin from the middle lamella, leading to cell wall modification, and culminating with cell separation. Here we report that nutritional starvation of sugarcane induced gene expression along sections of the first 5 cm of the root and between treatments. We selected two candidate genes: a RAV transcription factor, from the ethylene response factors superfamily, and an endopolygalacturonase (EPG), a glycosyl hydrolase related to homogalacturonan hydrolysis from the middle lamella. epg1 and rav1 transcriptional patterns suggest they are essential genes at the initial steps of pectin degradation during aerenchyma development in sugarcane. Due to the high complexity of the sugarcane genome, rav1 and epg1 were sequenced from 17 bacterial artificial chromosome clones containing hom(e)ologous genomic regions, and the sequences were compared with those of Sorghum bicolor. We used one hom(e)olog sequence from each gene for transactivation assays in tobacco. rav1 was shown to bind to the epg1 promoter, repressing beta-glucuronidase activity. RAV repression upon epg1 transcription is the first reported link between ethylene regulation and pectin hydrolysis during aerenchyma formation. Our findings may help to elucidate cell wall degradation in sugarcane and therefore contribute to second-generation bioethanol production. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 08/57908-6 - Instituto Nacional de Biotecnologia para o Bioetanol
Beneficiário:Marcos Silveira Buckeridge
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOEN - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 14/50884-5 - INCT 2014: Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol
Beneficiário:Marcos Silveira Buckeridge
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático