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VuDREB2A exists in cowpea as a canonical DREB2-type transcription factor, having the ability to bind dehydration-responsive elements in vitro and confer enhanced drought resistance in transgenic Arabidopsis. Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) is an important cultivated legume that can survive better in arid conditions than other crops. But the molecular(More)
A new method for obtaining transgenic cowpea was developed using positive selection based on the Escherichia coli 6-phosphomannose isomerase gene as the selectable marker and mannose as the selective agent. Only transformed cells were capable of utilizing mannose as a carbon source. Cotyledonary node explants from 4-day-old in vitro-germinated seedlings of(More)
Tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs) play a vital role in water transport across membranes. In the present study, we performed a comparative analysis of TIP genes in ten plant species including both monocots and dicots. A total of 100 TIP aquaporin genes were identified, and their relationships among the plant species were analyzed. Phylogenetic analysis was(More)
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of indica rice has been established in only a limited number of cultivars because the regeneration of plants from transformed embryogenic calli is highly cultivar-specific. Establishment of a highly efficient plant regeneration system from shoot apex explants applicable to many cultivars of indica rice will accelerate(More)
In the present investigation we studied the role of salicylic acid in cadmium induced physiological and biochemical changes and the possible induction of oxidative stress in developing rice roots. 24h cadmium treatment resulted in the inhibition of root dry biomass, root elongation and increased cadmium accumulation in roots. Salicylic acid presoaking for(More)
Plants being sessile are susceptible to heavy metals (HMs) toxicity and respond differentially to hostile environments. The toxicity of HM is governed by the type of ion and its concentration, plant physiology and stage of plant growth. Plants counteract the HMs stress by overexpressing numerous stress related proteins, glutathione mediated tolerance(More)
To verify whether aluminium phytotoxicity causes oxidative stress in developing greengram seedlings, the present investigation was carried out. An uniform decrease in root and shoot elongations was marked as the primary signs of aluminium injury. A significant increase in lipid peroxidation measured in terms of TBARS content was noticed which was also(More)
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings were treated with different concentrations of copper (Cu) either in presence or absence of zinc (Zn), and different events were investigated to evaluate the ameliorative effect of Zn on Cu stress. In presence of high Cu concentration, growth of both root and shoots were considerably reduced. Decline in elongation and fresh(More)
Now it is well recognized that the microRNA (miRNA) expression is altered in response to internal (developmental or hormonal) or external stimuli such as biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. It is also known that several miRNAs are induced in response to deficiency of specific nutrients within the plant or in the external sources, i.e., soil/nutrient(More)
Plant vacuolar NHX exchangers play a significant role in adaption to salt stress by compartmentalizing excess cytosolic Na+ into vacuoles and maintaining cellular homeostasis and ionic equilibrium. We cloned an orthologue of the vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter gene, VrNHX1 from mungbean (Vigna radiata), an important Asiatic grain legume. The VrNHX1 (Genbank(More)