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Al-induced cell rigidity is one of the symptoms of Al toxicity, but the mechanism by which plants tolerate this toxicity is still unclear. In this study, we found that overexpression of OsPIN2, an auxin transporter gene, could alleviate Al-induced cell rigidity in rice root apices. A freeze-thawing experiment showed that the Al-treated roots of wild-type(More)
WRKY transcription factors play important roles in responses to environmental stress stimuli. Using a genome-wide domain analysis, we identified 287 WRKY genes with 343 WRKY domains in the sequenced genome of Brassica napus, 139 in the A sub-genome and 148 in the C sub-genome. These genes were classified into eight groups based on phylogenetic analysis. In(More)
Silicate (Si) can enhance plant resistance or tolerance to the toxicity of heavy metals. However, it remains unclear whether Si can ameliorate lead (Pb) toxicity in banana (Musa xparadisiaca) roots. In this study, treatment with 800 mg kg−1 Pb decreased both the shoot and root weight of banana seedlings. The amendment of 800 mg kg−1 Si (sodium metasilicate,(More)
Aluminium (Al) sequestration is required for internal detoxification of Al in plant cells. In this study, it was found that the rice OsPIN2 overexpression line (OX1) had significantly reduced Al content in its cell wall and increased Al concentration in cell sap only in rice root tips relative to the wild-type (WT). In comparison with WT, OX1 reduced morin(More)
Al-activated organic acid transporter genes (ALMT and MATE) and plasma membrane H+-ATPase gene (PHA) are known to contribute to the regulation of organic acid secretion in several crops. However, it remains unclear how these genes interact to modulate organic acid exudation in the same plant species. In this study, Al-induced expression of genes (GmALMT1,(More)
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