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Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 129–139 | Cite as

Tolerance to soil water stress by Oryza sativa cv. IR20 was improved by expression of Wsi18 gene locus from Oryza nivara

  • R. Kaur
  • A. Chakraborty
  • R. K. Bhunia
  • S. K. Sen
  • A. K. Ghosh
Original papers

Abstract

Wild rice genotypes are rich in genetic diversity. This has potential to improve agronomic rice by allele mining for superior traits. Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins are often associated with desiccation tolerance and stress signalling. In the present study, a group 3 LEA gene, Wsi18 from the wild rice Oryza nivara was expressed under its own inducible promoter element in stress susceptible cultivated indica rice (cv. IR20). The resulting transgenic plants cultivated in a greenhouse showed enhanced tolerance to soil water deficit. Transgenic plants had higher grain yield, plant survival rate, and shoot relative water content compared to wild type (WT) IR20. Cell membrane stability index, proline and soluble sugar content were also greater in transgenic than WT plants under water stress. These results demonstrate the potential for improving SWS tolerance in agronomically important rice cultivar by incorporating Wsi18 gene from a wild rice O. nivara.

Additional key words

inducible expression electrolyte leakage LEA proteins proline relative water content transgenic plants 

Abbreviations

CMS

cell membrane stability

qPCR

quantitative polymerase chain reaction

REL

relative electrolyte leakage

RWC

relative water content

SWC

soil water content

SWS

soil water stress

WT

wild type

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Kaur
    • 1
  • A. Chakraborty
    • 1
  • R. K. Bhunia
    • 1
  • S. K. Sen
    • 1
  • A. K. Ghosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Laboratory for Plant Genetic Engineering, Advanced Technology Development CentreIndian Institute of Technology-KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyIndian Institute of Technology-KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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