Characterization of the LBD gene family in Brachypodium: a phylogenetic and transcriptional study

Gombos, Magdolna and Zombori, Zoltán and Szécsényi, Mária and Sándor, Györgyi and Kovács, Hajnalka Éva and Györgyey, János (2017) Characterization of the LBD gene family in Brachypodium: a phylogenetic and transcriptional study. PLANT CELL REPORTS, 36 (1). pp. 61-79. ISSN 0721-7714

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KEY MESSAGE: An unambiguous nomenclature is proposed for the twenty-eight-member LOB domain transcription factor family in Brachypodium . Expression analysis provides unique transcript patterns that are characteristic of a wide range of organs and plant parts. LOB (lateral organ boundaries)-domain proteins define a family of plant-specific transcription factors involved in developmental processes from embryogenesis to seed production. They play a crucial role in shaping the plant architecture through coordinating cell fate at meristem to organ boundaries. Despite their high potential importance, our knowledge of them is limited, especially in the case of monocots. In this study, we characterized LOB domain protein coding genes (LBDs) of Brachypodium distachyon, a model plant for grasses, and present their phylogenetic relationships and an overall spatial expression study. In the Brachypodium genome database, 28 LBDs were found and then classified based on the presence of highly conserved LOB domain motif. Their transcript amounts were measured via quantitative real-time RT-PCR in 37 different plant parts from root tip to generative organs. Comprehensive phylogenetic analysis suggests that there are neither Brachypodium- nor monocot-specific lineages among LBDs, but there are differences in terms of complexity of subclasses between monocots and dicots. Although LBDs in Brachypodium have wide variation of tissue-specific expression and relative transcript levels, overall expression patterns show similarity to their counterparts in other species. The varying transcript profiles we observed support the hypothesis that Brachypodium LBDs have diverse but conserved functions in plant organogenesis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 13:03
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 13:03

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