Identification and characterization of a rice blast fungal elicitor-inducible Oshin1 gene

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Identification and characterization of a rice blast fungal elicitor-inducible Oshin1 gene
Cha Young Kim; S H Lee
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Journal of Plant Biotechnology, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 45-52
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In order to understand the molecular interactions that occur between rice and the rice blast fungus during infection, we previously identified a number of rice blast fungal elicitor-responsive genes from rice (Oryza sativa cv. Milyang 117). Here, we report the cloning and characterization of the rice fungal elicitor-inducible gene Oshin1 (GenBank Accession Number AF039532). Sequence analysis revealed that the Oshin1 cDNA is 1067 bp long and contains an open reading frame encoding 205 amino acid residues. The Oshin1 gene shows considerable sequence similarity to the tobacco hin1 and hin2 genes. The predicted Oshin1 protein has a cysteine-rich domain at the N-terminus and is rich in leucine, serine, and alanine residues. Southern blot analysis suggests that Oshin1 gene is a member of a small gene family in the rice genome. To examine the expression of Oshin1, Northern blot analysis was conducted. Expression of the Oshin1 transcript is rapidly induced in suspension-cultured rice cells treated with fungal elicitor, salicylic acid or hydrogen peroxide. In addition, Oshin1 transcript levels are rapidly increased by treatment with /A23187. The expression of Oshin1 was also elevated in 3-week old leaf tissues upon ethephon application or fungal elicitor treatment. Our results suggest that the Oshin1 gene is involved in plant defense responses to environmental stresses.
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