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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that play essential roles in plant growth, development, and stress response. Populus euphratica is a typical abiotic stress-resistant woody species. This study presents an efficient method for genome-wide discovery of new drought stress responsive miRNAs in P. euphratica. High-throughput sequencing of P.(More)
Protein-coding genes are considered to be a dominant component of the eukaryotic transcriptome; however, many studies have shown that intergenic, non-coding transcripts also play an important role. Long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) were found to play a vital role in human and Arabidopsis. However, lincRNAs and their regulatory roles remain poorly(More)
A novel DREB (dehydration responsive element binding) gene, designated PeDREB2, was isolated from the desert-grown tree, Populus euphratica. Based on multiple sequence alignment and phylogenetic characterization, PeDREB2 was classified as an A-2 group member of the DREB family. Expression of PeDREB2 was induced by cold, drought, and high salinity, but not(More)
Calcium plays a critical role in regulating abiotic-stress response in plant. Calcineurin B-like (CBL) proteins have been identified as calcium sensors in the calcium signaling pathway in Arabidopsis and rice. However, molecular mechanism underlying calcium signaling remains to be elucidated, especially in poplar, a model tree species with complete(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small RNAs (sRNAs) with a wide range of regulatory functions in plant development and stress responses. Although miRNAs associated with plant drought stress tolerance have been studied, the use of high-throughput sequencing can provide a much deeper understanding of miRNAs. Drought is a common stress that limits the growth(More)
Populus euphratica Olivier is widely established in arid and semiarid regions but lags in the availability of transcriptomic resources in response to water deficiency. To investigate the mechanisms that allow P. euphratica to maintain growth in arid regions, the responses of the plant to soil water deficit were analyzed at a systems level using(More)
Populus euphratica is the only arboreal species that is established in the world's largest shifting-sand desert in China and is well-adapted to the extreme desert environment, so it is widely considered a model system for researching into abiotic stress resistance of woody plants. However, few P. euphratica reference genes (RGs) have been identified for(More)
In plants, the calcineurin B-like protein (CBL) family is a unique group of calcium sensors that play a key role in decoding calcium transients by specifically interacting with and regulating a family of CBL-interacting protein kinases. In this study, two CBL genes (PeCBL6 and PeCBL10) from Populus euphratica were isolated by reverse(More)
Populus euphratica, a typical hydro-halophyte, is ideal for studying salt stress responses in woody plants. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous non-coding small RNAs that fulfilled an important post-transcriptional regulatory function. MiRNA may regulate tolerance to salt stress but this has not been widely studied in P. euphratica. In this investigation, the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that play vital roles in plant abiotic stress responses via cleavage or translational inhibition of their target mRNAs. Populus euphratica is a typical stress-resistant sessile organism that grows in desert areas. Here, we identified sequences of 12 miRNA precursors from 11 families and 13 mature miRNAs from 12(More)