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Genome-Wide Analysis of Genes Involved in the GA Signal Transduction Pathway in ‘duli’ Pear (Pyrus betulifolia Bunge)

Song, P, Li, G, Xu, J, Mao, Q, Qi, B and Zhang, Y (2022) Genome-Wide Analysis of Genes Involved in the GA Signal Transduction Pathway in ‘duli’ Pear (Pyrus betulifolia Bunge). International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23 (12). ISSN 1422-0067

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Gibberellic acid (GA) is an important phytohormone that regulates every aspect of plant growth and development. While elements involved in GA signaling have been identified and, hence, their functions have been well studied in model plants, such as Arabidopsis and rice, very little is known in pear. We, therefore, analyzed the genes related to GA signaling from the recently sequenced genome of the wildtype ‘duli’ pear (Pyrus betulifolia Bunge), a widely used rootstock for grafting in pear cultivation in China due to its vigorous growth and resistance to abiotic and biotic stress. In total, 15 genes were identified, including five GA receptors PbGID1s (GA-INSENSTIVE DWARF 1), six GA negative regulators, PbDELLAs, and four GA positive regulators, PbSLYs. Exogenous application of GA could promote the expression of PbGID1s but inhibit that of PbDELLAs and PbSLYs in tissue culture ‘duli’ pear seedlings. The expression profiles of these genes in field-grown trees under normal growth conditions, as well as in tissue-cultured seedlings treated with auxin (IAA), GA, paclobutrazol (PAC), abscisic acid (ABA), and sodium chloride (NaCl), were also studied, providing further evidence of the involvement of these genes in GA signaling in ‘duli’ pear plants. The preliminary results obtained in this report lay a good foundation for future research into GA signaling pathways in pear. Importantly, the identification and preliminary functional verification of these genes could guide molecular breeding in order to obtain the highly desired dwarf pear rootstocks for high-density plantation to aid easy orchard management and high yielding of pear fruits.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical Physics; 0399 Other Chemical Sciences; 0604 Genetics; 0699 Other Biological Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: MDPI AG
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2022 09:21
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 09:30
DOI or ID number: 10.3390/ijms23126570
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17071
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