Involvement of STH7 in light-adapted development in Arabidopsis thaliana promoted by both strigolactone and karrikin

Jutiporn Thussagunpanit, Yuko Nagai, Miyu Nagae, Kiyoshi Mashiguchi, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Takeshi Nakano, Hidemitsu Nakamura, Tadao Asami

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    Strigolactones (SLs) and karrikins (KARs) regulate photomorphogenesis. GR24, a synthetic SL and KAR1, a KAR, inhibit the hypocotyl elongation of Arabidopsis thaliana in a weak light. GR24 and KAR1 up-regulate the expression of STH7, encoding a transcription factor belonging to the double B-box zinc finger subfamily. In this study, we used STH7-overexpressing (STH7ox) lines and functionally defective STH7 (STH7-SRDX) mutants to investigate roles of SLs and KARs in photomorphogenesis of Arabidopsis. Hypocotyl elongation of STH7-SRDX mutants was less sensitive to both GR24 and KAR1 treatment than that of wild-type Arabidopsis under weak light conditions. Furthermore, the chlorophyll and anthocyanin content was increased in STH7ox lines when de-etiolated with light and GR24-treated plants had enhanced anthocyanin production. GR24 and KAR1 treatment significantly increased the expression level of photosynthesis-related genes LHCB1 and rbcS. The results strongly suggest that SL and KAR induce photomorphogenesis of Arabidopsis in an STH7-dependent manner.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)292-301
    Number of pages10
    JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Arabidopsis thaliana
    • Double B-box zinc finger
    • Karrikin
    • Photo-morphogenesis
    • Strigolactone

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Organic Chemistry


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