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Cell Mol Biol Lett. 2006;11(4):526-35. Epub 2006 Sep 26.

AtGRP7 is involved in the regulation of abscisic acid and stress responses in Arabidopsis.

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School of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, Anhui, China. shuqing.cao@163.com

Abstract

The Arabidopsis AtGRP7 gene, encoding a glycine-rich RNA-binding protein, has been shown to be involved in the regulation of a circadian-regulated negative feedback loop. However, little is known about the role of AtGRP7 in mediating abscisic acid (ABA) and stress responses. Here, we show that AtGRP7 plays a role in both. AtGRP7 was repressed by ABA, high salt and mannitol. Disruption of AtGRP7 by T-DNA insertion led to hypersensitive responses to ABA in both seed germination and root growth assays. The atgrp7-1 mutant was also hypersensitive to osmotic stress conditions, such as high salt and high concentrations of mannitol. In addition, the atgrp7-1 mutant plants accumulated significantly higher transcript levels of two ABA-and stress-inducible genes, RD29A and RAB18, compared with the wild-type plants. Taken together, these results suggest that AtGRP7 is involved in the regulation of ABA and stress responses.

PMID:
17001447
PMCID:
PMC6275784
DOI:
10.2478/s11658-006-0042-2
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