Three cis-elements required for rice α-amylase Amy3D expression during sugar starvation

Three cis-elements required for rice α-amylase Amy3D expression during sugar starvation Expression of α-amylase genes during seedling development plays a key role in production of sugar from the starch stored in the cereal seed. Rice α-amylase Amy3D promoter/GUS constructs in transgenic rice cell lines were studied to identify cis elements in the promoter of this metabolite-regulated gene. Three sequences having the greatest effects on Amy3D gene expression included the amylase element (TATCCAT), the CGACG element, and a G box-related element (CTACGTGGCCA). These promoter cis elements are needed for high-level expression of Amy3D under conditions of sugar starvation. The involvement of G box cis-elements in environmental stress responses suggest a link between the nutrient stress and the environmental stress responses of the plant. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Three cis-elements required for rice α-amylase Amy3D expression during sugar starvation

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
ISSN
0167-4412
eISSN
1573-5028
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1005956104636
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Abstract

Expression of α-amylase genes during seedling development plays a key role in production of sugar from the starch stored in the cereal seed. Rice α-amylase Amy3D promoter/GUS constructs in transgenic rice cell lines were studied to identify cis elements in the promoter of this metabolite-regulated gene. Three sequences having the greatest effects on Amy3D gene expression included the amylase element (TATCCAT), the CGACG element, and a G box-related element (CTACGTGGCCA). These promoter cis elements are needed for high-level expression of Amy3D under conditions of sugar starvation. The involvement of G box cis-elements in environmental stress responses suggest a link between the nutrient stress and the environmental stress responses of the plant.

Journal

Plant Molecular BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 6, 2004

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