Overexpression of the Pepper Transcription Factor CaPF1 in Transgenic Virginia Pine (Pinus Virginiana Mill.) Confers Multiple Stress Tolerance and Enhances Organ Growth

Transcription factors play an important role in regulating gene expression in response to stress and pathogen tolerance. We describe here that overexpression of an ERF/AP2 pepper transcription factor (CaPF1) in transgenic Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana Mill.) confers tolerance to heavy metals Cadmium, Copper, and Zinc, to heat, and to pathogens Bacillus… CONTINUE READING