Overexpression of a TFIIIA-type zinc finger protein gene ZFP252 enhances drought and salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.).

@article{Xu2008OverexpressionOA,
  title={Overexpression of a TFIIIA-type zinc finger protein gene ZFP252 enhances drought and salt tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.).},
  author={Dong-Qing Xu and Ji Huang and Shu-qiao Guo and Xia Yang and Yong-mei Bao and Hai-juan Tang and Hong-Sheng Zhang},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={582 7},
  pages={1037-43}
}
We previously identified a salt and drought stress-responsive TFIIIA-type zinc finger protein gene ZFP252 from rice. Here we report the functional analysis of ZFP252 using gain- and loss-of-function strategies. We found that overexpression of ZFP252 in rice increased the amount of free proline and soluble sugars, elevated the expression of stress defense genes and enhanced rice tolerance to salt and drought stresses, as compared with ZFP252 antisense and non-transgenic plants. Our findings… CONTINUE READING
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