Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2009, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (03): 290-299.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-3466.2009.03.005

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Discovery of Arabidopsis GRAS Family Genes in Response to Osmotic and Drought Stresses

Huajun Guo1, 3 Yuannian Jiao2, Chao Di2, Dongxia Yao2, Gaihua Zhang2, Xue Zheng2, Lan Liu2, Qunlian Zhang2, Aiguang Guo1*, Zhen Su2*   

  1. 1College of Life Sciences, Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, Yangling 712100, China 2College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China 3College of Agronomy, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu 030801, China
  • Received:2008-11-25 Revised:2009-01-22 Online:2009-05-01 Published:2010-11-03
  • Contact: Zhen Su


The GRAS family is a class of plant specific transcription factors, playing essential roles in plant development and light signal transduction pathways. 33 GRAS family genes were identified in Arabidopsis genome. In this study, we found a group of GRAS family genes in response to osmotic and/or drought stresses through Arabidopsis GeneChip data mining. Meanwhile, we conducted co-expression analysis and gene ontology (GO) analysis and predicted that SCL13 was possibly involved in the response to osmotic stress. Our study will be helpful to elucidate some GRAS family genes related in signal transduction pathways during water stress, and be beneficial to crop molecular breeding in the future.