Author(s): Krishna P, Sacco M, Cherutti JF, Hill S
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Abstract Characterization of the expression of hsp90 genes of Brassica napus by northern blot analysis and immunoblotting showed that the hsp90 mRNA and protein are present in all B. napus tissues examined, albeit at different levels. High levels of hsp90 mRNA and protein were found in young and rapidly dividing tissues such as shoot apices and flower buds, suggesting that hsp90 may have an important role in plant growth and development. A significant increase in hsp90 mRNA levels was detected in seedlings exposed to 5[deg]C. The transcript levels reached a maximum within 1 d of cold treatment and remained elevated for the entire duration of cold treatment. The levels of hsp90 mRNA rapidly decreased to the level found in control plants upon return to 20[deg]C. The cold-induced accumulation of hsp90 mRNA closely resembles the expression of two previously identified cold-regulated genes of B. napus. We have also confirmed cold regulation of hsp90 mRNA in spinach (Spinacea oleracea). Our results suggest a role for hsp90 in adaptation to cold temperature stress.
This article was published in Plant Physiol
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