Overexpression of the stress-associated protein (SAP) SAP<inf>MR219</inf> in Oryza sativa (var. MR219) increases salt tolerance in transformed Arabidopsis thaliana plants

Poya Hedayati, Hossein Hosseni Monfard, Nurulhikma Md Isa, Duk Ju Hwang, Che Radziah Che Mohd. Zain, Md Imtiaz Uddin, Ab Rahman Zuraida, Ismanizan Ismail, Zamri Zainal

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The stress-associated protein (SAP) family provides salinity stress tolerance in plants. We performed functional studies of SAP <inf>MR219</inf>, which is a member of the SAP family that is induced after salinity stresses. Computational analysis of the SAP <inf>MR219</inf> cDNA clone that was isolated from rice root and shoot revealed significant homology with the SAP gene families from rice (89% to 36% ) and Arabidopsis (44% to 32%). This clone has a 516-bp coding region encoding a 171 amino acid protein with a predicted molecular mass of 18.31 kDa. In silico analysis demonstrated that the SAP <inf>MR219</inf> gene product encoded a cytoplasmic zinc finger protein that might perform its functions via protein-protein interactions aided by its AN1 and A20 zinc finger domains. The SAP <inf>MR219</inf> gene was isolated, cloned and introduced into Arabidopsis thaliana under the control of the CaMV35S promoter. Five transgenic Arabidopsis lines were obtained by the floral-dip transformation method using Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain GV3101. The survivability of the transgenic lines under salinity stress was evaluated at 100, 150, 200 and 250 mM NaCl. At 250 mM NaCl, the germination rates of transgenic lines were approximately 50%, whereas the wild-type plants did not grow. Our results indicate that SAP <inf>MR219</inf> may play a significant role in the response to salt stress tolerance in plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-299
Number of pages8
JournalPlant OMICS
Volume8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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salt tolerance
Oryza sativa
Arabidopsis thaliana
proteins
salt stress
zinc finger motif
genetically modified organisms
stress tolerance
Arabidopsis
clones
rice
genes
protein-protein interactions
Agrobacterium radiobacter
promoter regions
molecular weight
germination
amino acids
shoots

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis
  • SAP
  • SAP <inf>MR219</inf>
  • Stress tolerance
  • Transgenic plants

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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Overexpression of the stress-associated protein (SAP) SAP<inf>MR219</inf> in Oryza sativa (var. MR219) increases salt tolerance in transformed Arabidopsis thaliana plants. / Hedayati, Poya; Monfard, Hossein Hosseni; Md Isa, Nurulhikma; Hwang, Duk Ju; Che Mohd. Zain, Che Radziah; Uddin, Md Imtiaz; Zuraida, Ab Rahman; Ismail, Ismanizan; Zainal, Zamri.

In: Plant OMICS, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2015, p. 292-299.

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