Studies of Physcomitrella patens reveal that ethylene-mediated submergence responses arose relatively early in land-plant evolution

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599786
Title:
Studies of Physcomitrella patens reveal that ethylene-mediated submergence responses arose relatively early in land-plant evolution
Authors:
Yasumura, Yuki; Pierik, Ronald; Fricker, Mark D.; Voesenek, Laurentius A. C. J.; Harberd, Nicholas P.
Abstract:
Colonization of the land by multicellular green plants was a fundamental step in the evolution of life on earth. Land plants evolved from fresh-water aquatic algae, and the transition to a terrestrial environment required the acquisition of developmental plasticity appropriate to the conditions of water availability, ranging from drought to flood. Here we show that extant bryophytes exhibit submergence-induced developmental plasticity, suggesting that submergence responses evolved relatively early in the evolution of land plants. We also show that a major component of the bryophyte submergence response is controlled by the phytohormone ethylene, using a perception mechanism that has subsequently been conserved throughout the evolution of land plants. Thus a plant environmental response mechanism with major ecological and agricultural importance probably had its origins in the very earliest stages of the colonization of the land. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Citation:
Yasumura Y, Pierik R, Fricker MD, Voesenek LACJ, Harberd NP (2012) Studies of Physcomitrella patens reveal that ethylene-mediated submergence responses arose relatively early in land-plant evolution . The Plant Journal 72: 947–959. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12005.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
The Plant Journal
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-I1-002-03
Issue Date:
18-Oct-2012
DOI:
10.1111/tpj.12005
PubMed ID:
23046428
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0960-7412
Sponsors:
We thank Yasuko Kamisugi (University of Leeds, UK) for P. patens; Rob Welschen (Utrecht University, Netherlands) and John Baker (Oxford, UK) for technical assistance; Kimitsune Ishizaki and Takayuki Kohchi (Kyoto, Japan), and Katsuyuki Yamato (Kinki University, Japan) for help with BLAST search and sharing of Marchantia EST data; Ruth Timmes, Jay Thierer and Charles Delwiche (University of Maryland, USA) for help with BLAST search and sharing of charophytic EST data; Mark Smedley (Norwich, UK) for plasmid pBract211, Nuno D. Pires (Zurich, Switzerland) for PpRSL gene primers and Jeremy Solly (Cambridge, UK) for ABA signalling gene primers. This work was supported in part by award no. KUK-I1-002-03 (to NPH) made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and by British Council Partnership Programme in Science made by the British Council and Platform Beta Techniek.
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dc.contributor.authorYasumura, Yukien
dc.contributor.authorPierik, Ronalden
dc.contributor.authorFricker, Mark D.en
dc.contributor.authorVoesenek, Laurentius A. C. J.en
dc.contributor.authorHarberd, Nicholas P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T06:09:47Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-28T06:09:47Zen
dc.date.issued2012-10-18en
dc.identifier.citationYasumura Y, Pierik R, Fricker MD, Voesenek LACJ, Harberd NP (2012) Studies of Physcomitrella patens reveal that ethylene-mediated submergence responses arose relatively early in land-plant evolution . The Plant Journal 72: 947–959. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.12005.en
dc.identifier.issn0960-7412en
dc.identifier.pmid23046428en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/tpj.12005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599786en
dc.description.abstractColonization of the land by multicellular green plants was a fundamental step in the evolution of life on earth. Land plants evolved from fresh-water aquatic algae, and the transition to a terrestrial environment required the acquisition of developmental plasticity appropriate to the conditions of water availability, ranging from drought to flood. Here we show that extant bryophytes exhibit submergence-induced developmental plasticity, suggesting that submergence responses evolved relatively early in the evolution of land plants. We also show that a major component of the bryophyte submergence response is controlled by the phytohormone ethylene, using a perception mechanism that has subsequently been conserved throughout the evolution of land plants. Thus a plant environmental response mechanism with major ecological and agricultural importance probably had its origins in the very earliest stages of the colonization of the land. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Yasuko Kamisugi (University of Leeds, UK) for P. patens; Rob Welschen (Utrecht University, Netherlands) and John Baker (Oxford, UK) for technical assistance; Kimitsune Ishizaki and Takayuki Kohchi (Kyoto, Japan), and Katsuyuki Yamato (Kinki University, Japan) for help with BLAST search and sharing of Marchantia EST data; Ruth Timmes, Jay Thierer and Charles Delwiche (University of Maryland, USA) for help with BLAST search and sharing of charophytic EST data; Mark Smedley (Norwich, UK) for plasmid pBract211, Nuno D. Pires (Zurich, Switzerland) for PpRSL gene primers and Jeremy Solly (Cambridge, UK) for ABA signalling gene primers. This work was supported in part by award no. KUK-I1-002-03 (to NPH) made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and by British Council Partnership Programme in Science made by the British Council and Platform Beta Techniek.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectEthyleneen
dc.subjectEvolutionen
dc.subjectPhyscomitrella patensen
dc.subjectPhytohormonesen
dc.subjectSubmergenceen
dc.subjectWater relationsen
dc.titleStudies of Physcomitrella patens reveal that ethylene-mediated submergence responses arose relatively early in land-plant evolutionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalThe Plant Journalen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdomen
dc.contributor.institutionUtrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlandsen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-I1-002-03en

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