September 22, 2019  |  

Comparative transcriptome analysis of genes involved in Na+ transport in the leaves of halophyte Halogeton glomeratus.

Authors: Wang, Juncheng and Li, Baochun and Yao, Lirong and Meng, Yaxiong and Ma, Xiaole and Lai, Yong and Si, Erjing and Ren, Panrong and Yang, Ke and Shang, Xunwu and Wang, Huajun

Compartmentalization of Na+ into vacuoles is considered to be the most critical aspect of salt tolerance in H. glomeratus, an annual, succulent halophyte. Previous analysis of transcriptome involved in the H. glomeratus salt stress response relied on next-generation sequencing technologies that limit the capture of accurately spliced, full-length isoforms. To gain deeper insights into its salt stress response, we used the H. glomeratus Iso-Seq transcriptome database as a reference, and subsequent next-generation sequencing was subjected to various NaCl concentrations of leaves from plants revealed 115 upregulated and 87 downregulated differentially expressed isoforms (core DEIs). The majority of the core DEIs were involved in carbohydrate metabolism and energy production and conversion. In contrast, levels of known isoforms encoding Na+ transporters did not change significantly under salt stress. However, 16 core DEIs of unknown function were predicted to possess transmembrane domains, suggesting that these candidate isoforms could be involved in Na+ transport in H. glomeratus. These results suggest a potential means for identification of novel Na+ transporters, in addition to providing a foundation for further investigation of Na+ transport networks in halophytes. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier B.V.

Journal: Gene
DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2018.08.025
Year: 2018

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