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Microarray Analysis for Studying the Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants

  • Motoaki Seki
  • Masanori Okamoto
  • Akihiro Matsui
  • Jong-Myong Kim
  • Yukio Kurihara
  • Junko Ishida
  • Taeko Morosawa
  • Makiko Kawashima
  • Taiko Kim To
  • Kazuo Shinozaki
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Abstract

Plants respond and adapt to drought, high-salinity and cold stresses in order to survive. Molecular and genomic studies have shown that many genes with various functions are induced by drought, high-salinity and cold stresses, and that the various signaling factors including transcription factors are involved in the stress responses. The development of microarray-based expression profiling methods has allowed significant progress in the characterization of the plant stress response. Genetic engineering of the stress-inducible genes has become one of the promising strategies for the molecular breeding of the stress-tolerant plants. In this review, we highlight the application of the microarray analysis to the understanding of the plant abiotic stress responses and tolerance.

Keywords

Transgenic Plant Cold Acclimation Freezing Tolerance Late Embryogenesis Abundant Abiotic Stress Response 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by a grant for Genome Research from RIKEN, the Program for Promotion of Basic Research Activities for Innovative Biosciences, the Special Coordination Fund of the Science and Technology Agency, and a Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MECSST) to K.S. It was also supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas “Systems Genomics” from MECSST and the President Discretionary Fund from RIKEN to M.S

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Motoaki Seki
    • 1
    • 2
  • Masanori Okamoto
    • 1
  • Akihiro Matsui
    • 1
  • Jong-Myong Kim
    • 1
  • Yukio Kurihara
    • 1
  • Junko Ishida
    • 1
  • Taeko Morosawa
    • 1
  • Makiko Kawashima
    • 1
  • Taiko Kim To
    • 1
  • Kazuo Shinozaki
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant Genomic Network Research Team, Plant Functional Genomics Research Group, RIKEN Plant Science Center (PSC), RIKEN Yokohama InstituteTsurumi-kuJapan
  2. 2.Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City UniversityTotsuka-kuJapan
  3. 3.Gene Discovery Research Team, Gene Discovery Research Group, RIKEN Plant Science Center (PSC), RIKEN Tsukuba InstituteTsukubaJapan

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