Function and Regulation of Genes Responsive to Dehydration in Higher Plants



Genes responsive to dehydration in Arabidopsis thaliana and Vigna unguiculata were isolated. Sequence analyses of these genes indicate that their products may function in protecting cells form dehydration. We also analyzed the promoter of dehydration-inducible Arabidopsis gene, rd29A, in transgenic plants, and identified a novel cis-acting element involved in responsiveness to dehydration, lowtemperature, or high-salt stress.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Biological Resources Division


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YAMAGUCHI-SHINOZAKI Kazuko ( Biological Resources Division )

TERAO Tomio ( Biological Resources Division )

Shinozaki Kazuo ( RIKEN )

KAKEN Researcher No.: 20124216

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