Journal article

A GDSL-motif esterase/acyltransferase/lipase is responsible for leaf water retention in barley

Chao Li, Guoxiong Chen, Kohei Mishina, Naoki Yamaji, Jian Feng Ma, Fumiko Yukuhiro, Akemi Tagiri, Cheng Liu, Mohammad Pourkheirandish, Nadia Anwar, Masaru Ohta, Pengshan Zhao, Udda Lundqvist, Xinrong Li, Takao Komatsuda

Plant Direct | Wiley | Published : 2017

Abstract

The hydrophobic cuticle covers the surface of the most aerial organs of land plants. The barley mutant eceriferum‐zv (cer‐zv), which is hypersensitive to drought, is unable to accumulate a sufficient quantity of cutin in its leaf cuticle. The mutated locus has been mapped to a 0.02 cM segment in the pericentromeric region of chromosome 4H. As a map‐based cloning approach to isolate the gene was therefore considered unlikely to be feasible, a comparison was instead made between the transcriptomes of the mutant and the wild type. In conjunction with extant genomic information, on the basis of predicted functionality, only two genes were considered likely to encode a product associated with cut..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries "Genomics for Agricultural Innovation" program


Awarded by Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality


Funding Acknowledgements

National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant/Award Number: 41621001, 31170369; Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries "Genomics for Agricultural Innovation" program, Grant/Award Number: TRS1002; Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, Grant/Award Number: 14DZ2260400