Title

Insights into salt tolerance from the genome of Thellungiella salsuginea

Authors

Hua Jun Wu, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhonghui Zhang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jun Yi Wang, BGI-Shenzhen
Dong Ha Oh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Maheshi Dassanayake, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Binghang Liu, BGI-Shenzhen
Quanfei Huang, BGI-Shenzhen
Hai Xi Sun, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ran Xia, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yaorong Wu, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yi Nan Wang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhao Yang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yang Liu, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wanke Zhang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Huawei Zhang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jinfang Chu, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Cunyu Yan, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shuang Fang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jinsong Zhang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yiqin Wang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Fengxia Zhang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guodong Wang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Sang Yeol Lee, Gyeongsang National University
John M. Cheeseman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bicheng Yang, BGI-Shenzhen
Bo Li, BGI-Shenzhen
Jiumeng Min, BGI-Shenzhen
Linfeng Yang, BGI-Shenzhen
Jun Wang, BGI-Shenzhen
Chengcai Chu, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shou Yi Chen, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hans J. Bohnert, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jian Kang Zhu, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-24-2012

Abstract

Thellungiella salsuginea, a close relative of Arabidopsis, represents an extremophile model for abiotic stress tolerance studies. We present the draft sequence of the T. salsuginea genome, assembled based on ∼134-fold coverage to seven chromosomes with a coding capacity of at least 28,457 genes. This genome provides resources and evidence about the nature of defense mechanisms constituting the genetic basis underlying plant abiotic stress tolerance. Comparative genomics and experimental analyses identified genes related to cation transport, abscisic acid signaling, and wax production prominent in T. salsuginea as possible contributors to its success in stressful environments.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

First Page

12219

Last Page

12224

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