Expression of iron-acquisition-related genes in iron-deficient rice is co-ordinately induced by partially conserved iron-deficiency-responsive elements.

@article{Kobayashi2005ExpressionOI,
  title={Expression of iron-acquisition-related genes in iron-deficient rice is co-ordinately induced by partially conserved iron-deficiency-responsive elements.},
  author={Takanori Kobayashi and Motofumi Suzuki and Haruhiko Inoue and Reiko Nakanishi Itai and Michiko Takahashi and Hiromi Nakanishi and Satoshi Mori and Naoko K. Nishizawa},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2005},
  volume={56 415},
  pages={1305-16}
}
Rice plants (Oryza sativa L.) utilize the iron chelators known as mugineic acid family phytosiderophores (MAs) to acquire iron from the rhizosphere. Synthesis of MAs and uptake of MA-chelated iron are strongly induced under conditions of iron deficiency. Microarray analysis was used to characterize the expression profile of rice in response to iron deficiency at the genomic level. mRNA extracted from iron-deficient or iron-sufficient rice roots or leaves was hybridized to a rice array… CONTINUE READING