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Alleviation of Calcium Toxicity in Arabidopsis thaliana by Overexpressing GmHsp90s from Soybean
First Online 22-08-2022|
Methods: The study was performed by three techniques: 1) Quantitative RT-PCR with five GmHsp90 genes viz., GmHsp90A2, GmHsp90A4, GmHsp90B1, GmHsp90C1.1 and GmHsp90C2.1, 2) MDA, O2- and chlorophyll content assay of transgenic plants after calcium stress and 3) Phenotype analysis of transgenic plants in pod setting period after three days treatment of water or 80 mM CaCl2.
Result: Quantitative RT-PCR with the five genes showed that they were all CaCl2 inducible. MDA, O2- and chlorophyll content assay showed that GmHsp90A2 and GmHsp90A4 transgenic lines significantly relieved the damage caused by CaCl2 and oxidative stress. The secondary stress damage, including the effect on plant height and pod setting rate, was also reduced in transgenic lines, especially GmHsp90B1 and GmHsp90C1.1 transgenic lines. Collectively, this study reveals the response of GmHsp90s to calcium and their potential function in coping with calcium stress.
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