Ectopic Expression of OsJAZs Alters Plant Defense and Development.

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A key step in jasmonic acid (JA) signaling is the ligand-dependent assembly of a coreceptor complex comprising the F-box protein COI1 and JAZ transcriptional repressors. The assembly of this receptor complex results in proteasome-mediated degradation of JAZ repressors, which in turn bind and repress MYC transcription factors. Many studies on JAZs have been performed in Arabidopsis thaliana , but the function of JAZs in rice is largely unknown. To systematically reveal the function of OsJAZs, in this study, we compared the various phenotypes resulting from 13 OsJAZs via ectopic expression in Arabidopsis thaliana and the phenotypes of 12 AtJAZs overexpression (OE) lines. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the 25 proteins could be divided into three major groups. Yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) assays revealed that most OsJAZ proteins could form homodimers or heterodimers. The statistical results showed that the phenotypes of the OsJAZ OE plants were quite different from those of AtJAZ OE plants in terms of plant growth, development, and immunity. As an example, compared with other JAZ OE plants, OsJAZ11 OE plants exhibited a JA-insensitive phenotype and enhanced resistance to Pst DC3000. The protein stability after JA treatment of OsJAZ11 emphasized the specific function of the protein. This study aimed to explore the commonalities and characteristics of different JAZ proteins functions from a genetic perspective, and to screen genes with disease resistance value. Overall, the results of this study provide insights for further functional analysis of rice JAZ family proteins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sun, B; Shang, L; Li, Y; Zhang, Q; Chu, Z; He, S; Yang, W; Ding, X

Published Date

  • April 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 4581 -

PubMed ID

  • 35562972

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9103030

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1422-0067

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1422-0067

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3390/ijms23094581


  • eng