Iain W. Wilson

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Disease resistance is associated with a plant defense response that involves an integrated set of signal transduction pathways. Changes in the expression patterns of 2,375 selected genes were examined simultaneously by cDNA microarray analysis in Arabidopsis thaliana after inoculation with an incompatible fungal pathogen Alternaria brassicicola or treatment(More)
We used DNA microarray technology to identify genes involved in the low-oxygen response of Arabidopsis root cultures. A microarray containing 3500 cDNA clones was screened with cDNA samples taken at various times (0.5, 2, 4, and 20 h) after transfer to low-oxygen conditions. A package of statistical tools identified 210 differentially expressed genes over(More)
Microarray analysis of large-scale temporal and tissue-specific plant gene expression changes occurring during a susceptible plant-pathogen interaction revealed different gene expression profile changes in cotton root and hypocotyl tissues. In hypocotyl tissues infected with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum, increased expression of defense-related(More)
A range of environmental conditions can lead to oxidative stress; thus, a prompt and effective response to oxidative stress is crucial for the survival of plants. Microarray and northern-blot analyses were performed toward the identification of the factors and signaling pathways that enable plants to limit oxidative damage caused by exposure to high light(More)
Waterlogging stress causes yield reduction in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). A major component of waterlogging stress is the lack of oxygen available to submerged tissues. While changes in expressed protein, gene transcription and metabolite levels have been studied in response to low oxygen stress, little research has been done on molecular responses to(More)
Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) RAP2.2 (At3g14230) is an APETALA2/ethylene response factor-type transcription factor that belongs to the same subfamily as the rice (Oryza sativa) submergence tolerance gene SUB1A. RAP2.2 is expressed at constitutively high levels in the roots and at lower levels in the shoots, where it is induced by darkness. Effector(More)
Pathogen challenge can trigger an integrated set of signal transduction pathways, which ultimately leads to a state of "high alert," otherwise known as systemic or induced resistance in tissue remote to the initial infection. Although large-scale gene expression during systemic acquired resistance, which is induced by salicylic acid or necrotizing pathogens(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of gene expression that are increasing being implicated in controlling plant development and its interaction with the environment. The advent of new high-throughput sequencing technologies has enabled both the discovery and quantification of miRNAs from a diverse range of species. In this study, we employed high(More)
We studied the local response to wounding in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves using a two-step microarray analysis. A microarray containing 3500 cDNA clones was first screened to enrich for genes affected by wounding in the immediate vicinity of the wound (4 h post wounding). 359 non-redundant putative wound responsive genes were then spotted on a smaller(More)
ATAF2, a member of the plant-specific NAC-domain transcription factor family, is highly induced in leaves at a wound site and is responsive to the wound-related phytohormones methyl jasmonate and salicylic acid, but not to abscisic acid. Overexpression of ATAF2 leads to an increased biomass and yellowing of the leaves, but there is no obvious phenotype in(More)