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FEBS Lett. 2003 Nov 20;554(3):373-80.

Monitoring genome-wide changes in gene expression in response to endogenous cytokinin reveals targets in Arabidopsis thaliana.

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Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA. shoth@biologie.uni-erlangen.de

Abstract

Cytokinins have been implicated in developmental and growth processes in plants including cell division, chloroplast biogenesis, shoot meristem initiation and senescence. The regulation of these processes requires changes in cytokinin-responsive gene expression. Here, we induced the expression of a bacterial isopentenyl transferase gene, IPT, in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings to study the regulation of genome-wide gene expression in response to endogenous cytokinin. Using MPSS (massively parallel signature sequencing) we identified 823 and 917 genes that were up- and downregulated, respectively, following 24 h of IPT induction. When comparing the response to cytokinin after 6 and 24 h, we identified different clusters of genes showing a similar course of regulation. Our study provides researchers with the opportunity to rapidly assess whether genes of interest are regulated by cytokinins.

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