Brassinosteroid induction of AtACS4 encoding an auxin-responsive 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase 4 in Arabidopsis seedlings

Sunjoo Joo, Young Sam Seo, Sang Mi Kim, Dong Ki Hong, Ky Young Park, Woo Taek Kim

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Abstract

Brassinosteroid (BR), an endogenous steroid growth regulator of higher plants, enhances expansion and division of the cell in a number of plant species. It has been recently reported that a shared auxin-BR signalling pathway is involved in the seedling growth in Arabidopsis. Here, we show that BR specifically enhanced the expression of AtACS4, which encodes an auxin-responsive ACC synthase 4, by a distinct temporal induction mechanism compared with that of IAA in etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings. This BR induction of AtACS4 was undetectable in the light-grown seedlings. In addition, BR failed to activate the AtACS4 gene in auxin-resistant1 (axr1-3) and auxin-resistant2 (axr2-1), both of which are auxin-resistant mutants. Thus, it appears that there is a possible regulatory link between light, auxin and BR to control ethylene synthesis in Arabidopsis young seedlings. Analysis of transgenic Arabidopsis plants harbouring AtACS4::GUS fusion revealed the AtACS4 promoter-driven GUS activity in the highly elongating zone of the hypocotyls in response to BR treatment. Furthermore, Arabidopsis plants homozygous for the T-DNA insertion in the AtACS4 gene exhibited longer hypocotyls and roots than those of control seedlings. Taken together, these results suggest that the BR-induced ethylene production may participate in the elongation growth response in early seedling development of Arabidopsis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-604
Number of pages13
JournalPhysiologia Plantarum
Volume126
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1

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1-aminocyclopropanecarboxylate synthase
Brassinosteroids
1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase
Indoleacetic Acids
brassinosteroids
Seedlings
Arabidopsis
auxins
seedlings
Hypocotyl
hypocotyls
Light
Plant Growth Regulators
Genetically Modified Plants
Growth
growth regulators
ethylene production
Cell Division
indole acetic acid
Genes

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  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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Joo, Sunjoo ; Seo, Young Sam ; Kim, Sang Mi ; Hong, Dong Ki ; Park, Ky Young ; Kim, Woo Taek. / Brassinosteroid induction of AtACS4 encoding an auxin-responsive 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase 4 in Arabidopsis seedlings. In: Physiologia Plantarum. 2006 ; Vol. 126, No. 4. pp. 592-604.
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