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Arabidopsis thaliana Tolerates Iron Deficiency more than Thellungiella Salsuginea by Inducing Metabolic Changes at the Root Level

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Acta Biologica Cracoviensia s. Botanica




No 1

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Wydział PAN

Nauki Biologiczne i Rolnicze


<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Several studies have used <jats:italic>A. thaliana</jats:italic> as a model to identify the physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying iron deficiency tolerance in plants. Here, <jats:italic>Arabidopsis thaliana</jats:italic> and <jats:italic>Thellungiella salsuginea</jats:italic> were used to investigate the differential responses to iron deficiency of these two species. Plants were cultivated in hydroponic medium containing 5 or 0 μM Fe, for 10 days. Results showed that rosette biomass was more reduced in <jats:italic>T. salsuginea</jats:italic> than in <jats:italic>A. thaliana</jats:italic> when grown on Fe-deficient medium. As a marker for iron deficiency tolerance, the induction of ferric chelate reductase (FCR) and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) activities was observed only in <jats:italic>A. thaliana</jats:italic> roots. In addition, we found that the accumulation of phenolic acids in roots of N1438 ecotype of <jats:italic>A. thaliana</jats:italic> was stimulated by Fe deficiency. Furthermore, an increase of flavonoids content in the root and exudates was observed under Fe-deficiency in this ecotype. Unlike other abiotic stresses, it appears that iron deficiency effects were more pronounced in <jats:italic>Thellungiella</jats:italic> than in <jats:italic>Arabidopsis</jats:italic>. The higher tolerance of the <jats:italic>Arabidopsis</jats:italic> plant to iron deficiency may be due to the metabolic changes occurring in the roots.</jats:p>


Biological Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Cracow Branch


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


ISSN 0001-5296 ; eISSN 1898-0295


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