Expression regulation of myo-inositol 3-phosphate synthase 1 (INO1) in determination of phytic acid accumulation in rice grain.
Ishara Perera, Ayaka Fukushima, Tatsuki Akabane, Genki Horiguchi, Saman Seneweera, Naoki Hirotsu
Scientific Reports | Nature Publishing Group | Published : 2019
Phytic acid (PA) is the primary phosphorus (P) storage compound in the seeds of cereals and legumes. Low PA crops, which are considered an effective way to improve grain nutrient availability and combat environmental issues relating to seed P have been developed using mutational and reverse genetics approaches. Here, we identify molecular mechanism regulating PA content among natural rice variants. First, we performed genome-wide association (GWA) mapping of world rice core collection (WRC) accessions to understand the genetic determinants underlying PA trait in rice. Further, a comparative study was undertaken to identify the differences in PA accumulation, protein profiles, and gene expres..View full abstract