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Plant Physiol Biochem. 2013 Jun;67:189-98. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.03.013. Epub 2013 Mar 26.

Arabidopsis cysteine-rich receptor-like kinase 45 functions in the responses to abscisic acid and abiotic stresses.

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College of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010018, PR China. Electronic address: mingyuesong@163.com.
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College of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010018, PR China. Electronic address: victor_ferry@163.com.
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College of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010018, PR China. Electronic address: shirui.good@163.com.
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College of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010018, PR China. Electronic address: hanxiaominhushi@163.com.
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The Research Institute of Forestry, The Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, PR China. Electronic address: lwqi@caf.ac.cn.
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College of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010018, PR China. Electronic address: wungruigang@yahoo.com.cn.
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Plant Stress Genomics Research Center, Division of Chemical and Life Sciences & Engineering, 4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: liming.xiong@kaust.edu.sa.
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College of Life Sciences, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia 010018, PR China. Electronic address: liguojing@imau.edu.cn.

Abstract

The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) regulates seed germination, plant growth and development, and response to abiotic stresses such as drought and salt stresses. Receptor-like kinases are well known signaling components that mediate plant responses to developmental and environmental stimuli. Here, we characterized the biological function of an ABA and stress-inducible cysteine-rich receptor-like protein kinase, CRK45, in ABA signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana. The crk45 mutant was less sensitive to ABA than the wild type during seed germination and early seedling development, whereas CRK45 overexpression plants were more sensitive to ABA compared to the wild type. Furthermore, overexpression of CRK45 led to hypersensitivity to salt and glucose inhibition of seed germination, whereas the crk45 mutant showed the opposite phenotypes. In addition, CRK45 overexpression plants had enhanced tolerance to drought. Gene expression analyses revealed that the expression of representative stress-responsive genes was significantly enhanced in CRK45 overexpression plants in response to salt stress. ABA biosynthetic genes such as NCED3,(2)NCED5,(3)ABA2,(4) and AAO3(5) were also constitutively elevated in the CRK45 overexpression plants. We concluded that CRK45 plays an important role in ABA signaling that regulates Arabidopsis seeds germination, early seedling development and abiotic stresses response, by positively regulating ABA responses in these processes.

KEYWORDS:

Abscisic acid; Arabidopsis thaliana; CRK45; Drought; Early seedling establishment; Germination; Salt

PMID:
23583936
DOI:
10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.03.013
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