Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2020, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (3): 351-368.DOI: 10.11983/CBB19135

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Transcriptional Regulatory Network of Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Plants

Yu Zhang1,2,3,Mingjie Zhao1,2,3,Wei Zhang1,2,3,*()   

  1. 1College of Horticulture & Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
    2Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plant Biology, Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430070, China
    3Key Laboratory of Urban Agriculture in Central China, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Wuhan 430070, China
  • Received:2019-07-15 Accepted:2020-03-23 Online:2020-05-01 Published:2020-07-06
  • Contact: Wei Zhang


Plant secondary cell walls (SCWs) contain cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, which endow the cell walls with mechanical strength and hydrophobicity. This characteristic is very important for plant upright growth, water and nutrient transport, and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. In this review, we summarize the transcription factors regulating SCW biosynthesis and their regulatory mechanisms, including NAC transcription factors functioning as first-layer master switch, the AtMYB46/AtMYB83 and their downstream regulators serving as secondary-layer master switch, as well as the other transcription factors involved in the regulation of biosynthesis of the SCW. The future research contents and methods are also prospected in order to provide reference for further research on the transcriptional regulatory network of SCW biosynthesis.

Key words: NAC transcription factor, MYB transcription factor, secondary cell wall, biosynthesis, regulation network