SND2, a NAC transcription factor gene, regulates genes involved in secondary cell wall development in Arabidopsis fibres and increases fibre cell area in Eucalyptus
Steven G Hussey, Eshchar Mizrachi, Antanas V Spokevicius, Gerd Bossinger, Dave K Berger, Alexander A Myburg
BMC Plant Biology | BMC | Published : 2011
Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)
We thank James Wesley-Smith of the University of Kwazulu-Natal Electron Microscopy Unit for conducting transmission and scanning electron microscopy, Nicky Olivier of the African Centre for Gene Technologies Microarray Facility at the University of Pretoria (UP) for assistance with data analysis, and L'zanne Jansen van Rensburg (UP) for assistance with cell wall chemistry analysis. Martin Ranik (UP) cloned the coding sequence of SND2 and transformed Arabidopsis thaliana. This work was funded by Sappi and Mondi through the Forest Molecular Genetics (FMG) Programme at the University of Pretoria and further supported by funding from The Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) and the National Foundation for Research (NRF) of South Africa, as well as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant LP0668943 to the University of Melbourne.