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Isolation and characterization of a dehydrin gene from Cicer pinnatifidum, a drought-resistant wild relative of chickpea

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Bhattarai, Tribikram ; Fettig, Sebastian:
Isolation and characterization of a dehydrin gene from Cicer pinnatifidum, a drought-resistant wild relative of chickpea.
In: Physiologia Plantarum. Vol. 123 (2005) Issue 4 . - pp. 452-458.
ISSN 1399-3054
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3054.2005.00478.x

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Chickpea is an important legume crop of the tropics and subtropics. As it is cultivated mostly during the dry season, drought is the major cause of poor chickpea yields. A wild relative of chickpea, Cicer pinnatifidum, is more tolerant than chickpea itself to various abiotic stresses, including drought. A cDNA clone encoding a dehydrin gene, cpdhn1, was isolated from a cDNA bank prepared from ripening seeds of C. pinnatifidum. Dehydrins are proteins which accumulate in seeds during late embryogenesis and also during stress brought about by drought and other abiotic factors in many plants. The polypeptide deduced to correspond to this gene, cpdhn1, consists of 195 amino acid residues with a molecular mass of 20.4 kDa. The polypeptide is a Y2K dehydrin exhibiting two conserved 'Y'-segments in the amino-terminal region and one conserved 'K'-segment close to the carboxy terminus. Northern blot analyses showed that cpdhn1 expression was induced not only during seed development, but also in leaves in response to drought, chilling and salinity and also to treatment with ABA or methyl jasmonate. The induction of cpdhn1 expression by methyl jasmonate and ABA indicates that the gene may also be involved in the response to biotic stress. The CpDHN1 protein may thus improve the tolerance of chickpea to a variety of environmental stresses, both abiotic and biotic.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER29146
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Physiology
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 06:22
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2015 06:22
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/16456