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Plant Signal Behav. 2013;8(12):e26473. doi: 10.4161/psb.26473. Epub 2013 Sep 20.

Two bHLH-type transcription factors, JA-ASSOCIATED MYC2-LIKE2 and JAM3, are transcriptional repressors and affect male fertility.

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1
Bioproduction Research Institute; National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); Tsukuba, Japan.
2
Bioproduction Research Institute; National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); Tsukuba, Japan; Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (IEST); Saitama University; Saitama, Japan.

Abstract

The jasmonate (JA) plant hormones regulate responses to biotic and abiotic stress and aspects of plant development, including male fertility in Arabidopsis thaliana. The bHLH-type transcription factor JA-ASSOCIATED MYC2-LIKE1 (JAM1) negatively regulates JA signaling and gain-of-function JAM1 transgenic plants have impaired JA-mediated male fertility. Here we report that JAM2 and JAM3, 2 bHLHs closely related to JAM1, also act as transcriptional repressors. Moreover, overexpression of JAM2 and JAM3 also results in reduced male fertility. These results suggest that JAM1, JAM2, and JAM3 act redundantly as negative regulators of JA-mediated male fertility.

KEYWORDS:

bHLH; fertility; jasmonate; protein-protein interaction; transcriptional repressor

PMID:
24056034
PMCID:
PMC4091362
DOI:
10.4161/psb.26473
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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