Caister Academic Press

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Curr. Issues Mol. Biol. (2016) 19: 121-128.

Transcriptomic Analyses on the Role of Nitric Oxide in Plant Disease Resistance

Capilla Mata-Pérez, Juan C. Begara-Morales, Francisco Luque, María N. Padilla, Jaime Jiménez-Ruiz, Beatriz Sánchez-Calvo, Jesús Fierro-Risco and Juan B. Barroso

Nitric oxide (NO) is a gaseous molecule having key roles in many physiological processes such as germination, growth, development and senescence. It has been also shown the important role of NO as a signaling molecule in the response to a wide variety of stress situations, including both biotic and abiotic stress conditions. In the last few years, a growing number of studies have focused on NO-cell targets by several approaches such as transcriptomic and proteomic analyses. This review is centered on offering an update about the principal medium- and large-scale transcriptomic analyses performed with several NO donors including microarray, cDNA-amplification fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and high throughput sequencing (RNA-seq technology) approaches mainly focused on the role of this reactive nitrogen species in relation to plant disease resistance. Different putative NO-responsive genes have been identified in different plant tissues and plant species by application of several NO donors suggesting the implication of NO-responsive genes with plant adaptive responses to biotic stress processes. Finally, it is also provided an overview about common transcription factor-binding sites of NO-responsive genes and the need to further analyze the different NO-targets by other omics studies.

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