Wild potatoes, as dynamic resource adapted to various environmental conditions, represent a powerful and informative reservoir of genes useful for breeding efforts. WRKY transcription factors (TFs) are encoded by one of the largest families in plants and are involved in several biological processes such as growth and development, signal transduction, and plant defence against stress. In this study, 79 and 84 genes encoding putative WRKY TFs have been identified in two wild potato relatives, Solanum commersonii and S. chacoense. Phylogenetic analysis of WRKY proteins divided ScWRKYs and SchWRKYs into three Groups and seven subGroups. Structural and phylogenetic comparative analyses suggested an interspecific variability of WRKYs. Analysis of gene expression profiles in different tissues and under various stresses allowed to select ScWRKY045 as a good candidate in wounding-response, ScWRKY055 as a bacterial infection triggered WRKY and ScWRKY023 as a multiple stress-responsive WRKY gene. Those WRKYs were further studied through interactome analysis allowing the identification of potential co-expression relationships between ScWRKYs/SchWRKYs and genes of various pathways. Overall, this study enabled the discrimination of WRKY genes that could be considered as potential candidates in both breeding programs and functional studies.

WRKY genes family study reveals tissue-specific and stress-responsive TFs in wild potato species / Villano, C.; Esposito, S.; D'Amelia, V.; Garramone, R.; Alioto, D.; Zoina, A.; Aversano, R.; Carputo, D.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 10:1(2020), p. 7196. [10.1038/s41598-020-63823-w]

WRKY genes family study reveals tissue-specific and stress-responsive TFs in wild potato species

Villano C.
Primo
;
Esposito S.;D'Amelia V.;Garramone R.;Alioto D.;Zoina A.;Aversano R.
Penultimo
;
Carputo D.
Ultimo
2020

Abstract

Wild potatoes, as dynamic resource adapted to various environmental conditions, represent a powerful and informative reservoir of genes useful for breeding efforts. WRKY transcription factors (TFs) are encoded by one of the largest families in plants and are involved in several biological processes such as growth and development, signal transduction, and plant defence against stress. In this study, 79 and 84 genes encoding putative WRKY TFs have been identified in two wild potato relatives, Solanum commersonii and S. chacoense. Phylogenetic analysis of WRKY proteins divided ScWRKYs and SchWRKYs into three Groups and seven subGroups. Structural and phylogenetic comparative analyses suggested an interspecific variability of WRKYs. Analysis of gene expression profiles in different tissues and under various stresses allowed to select ScWRKY045 as a good candidate in wounding-response, ScWRKY055 as a bacterial infection triggered WRKY and ScWRKY023 as a multiple stress-responsive WRKY gene. Those WRKYs were further studied through interactome analysis allowing the identification of potential co-expression relationships between ScWRKYs/SchWRKYs and genes of various pathways. Overall, this study enabled the discrimination of WRKY genes that could be considered as potential candidates in both breeding programs and functional studies.
2020
WRKY genes family study reveals tissue-specific and stress-responsive TFs in wild potato species / Villano, C.; Esposito, S.; D'Amelia, V.; Garramone, R.; Alioto, D.; Zoina, A.; Aversano, R.; Carputo, D.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 10:1(2020), p. 7196. [10.1038/s41598-020-63823-w]
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