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17 september 2019 16:00:30

 
IJMS, Vol. 20, Pages 4593: Identification and Expression Analysis of GRAS Transcription Factors to Elucidate Candidate Genes Related to Stolons, Fruit Ripening and Abiotic Stresses in Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) (International Journal of Molecular Sciences)
 




The cultivated strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa), an allo-octoploid with non-climacteric fleshy fruits, is a popular Rosaceae horticultural crop worldwide that is mainly propagated via stolons during cultivation. Woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca), one of the four diploid progenitor species of cultivated strawberry, is widely used as a model plant in the study of Rosaceae fruit trees, non-climacteric fruits and stolons. One GRAS transcription factor has been shown to regulate stolon formation; the other GRAS proteins in woodland strawberry remain unknown. In this study, we identified 54 FveGRAS proteins in woodland strawberry, and divided them into 14 subfamilies. Conserved motif analysis revealed that the motif composition of FveGRAS proteins was conserved within each subfamily, but diverged widely among subfamilies. We found 56 orthologous pairs of GRAS proteins between woodland strawberry and Arabidopsis thaliana, 47 orthologous pairs between woodland strawberry and rice and 92 paralogous pairs within woodland strawberry. The expression patterns of FveGRAS genes in various organs and tissues, and changes therein under cold, heat and GA3 treatments, were characterized using transcriptomic analysis. The results showed that 34 FveGRAS genes were expressed with different degrees in at least four organs, including stolons; only a few genes displayed organ-specific expression. The expression levels of 16 genes decreased, while that of four genes increased during fruit ripening; FveGRAS54 showed the largest increase in expression. Under cold, heat and GA3 treatments, around half of the FveGRAS genes displayed increased or decreased expression to some extent, suggesting differing functions of these FveGRAS genes in the responses to cold, heat and GAs. This study provides insight into the potential functions of FveGRAS genes in woodland strawberry. A few FveGRAS genes were identified as candidate genes for further study, in terms of their functions in stolon formation, fruit ripening and abiotic stresses.


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