Journal Article

<i>OsIAA1</i>, an <i>Aux</i>/<i>IAA</i> cDNA from Rice, and Changes in Its Expression as Influenced by Auxin and Light

Jitendra K. Thakur, Akhilesh K. Tyagi and Jitendra P. Khurana

in DNA Research

Published on behalf of Kazusa DNA Research Institute

Volume 8, issue 5, pages 193-203
Published in print January 2001 | ISSN: 1340-2838
Published online January 2001 | e-ISSN: 1756-1663 | DOI:

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The Aux/IAA class of genes are rapidly induced by exogenous auxins and have been characterized extensively from many dicot species like Arabidopsis, Glycine max and Pisum sativum. We report here the isolation and characterization of rice (Oryza sativa L. subsp. Indica) OsIAA1 cDNA as a monocot member of the Aux/IAA gene family. The predicted amino acid sequence of OsIAA1 corresponds to a protein of ca. 26 kDa, which harbors all four characteristic domains known to be conserved in Aux/IAA proteins. The conservation of these Aux/IAA genes indicates that auxins have essentially a similar mode of action in monocots and dicots. Northern blot analysis revealed that the OsIAA1 transcript levels decrease in the excised coleoptile segments on auxin starvation, and the level is restored when auxin is supplemented; the increase in OsIAA1 transcript level was apparent within 15 to 30 min of auxin application. Auxin-induced OsIAA1 expression appears to be correlated with the elongation of excised coleoptile segments. In light-grown rice seedlings, OsIAA1 is preferentially expressed in roots and basal segment of the seedling, whereas in the etiolated rice seedlings, the OsIAA1 transcripts are most abundant in the coleoptile. A comparative analysis in light- and dark-grown seedling tissues indicates that the OsIAA1 transcript levels decrease on illumination.

Keywords: Oryza sativa (rice); OsIAA1 (auxin-inducible gene); coleoptile elongation; gene-regulation

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Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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