Silencing of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in plants alters abiotic stress signal transduction.

@article{Vanderauwera2007SilencingOP,
  title={Silencing of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in plants alters abiotic stress signal transduction.},
  author={Sandy Vanderauwera and Marc De Block and Nancy Van de Steene and Brigitte van de Cotte and Michael Metzlaff and Frank Van Breusegem},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 38},
  pages={15150-5}
}
Transgenic plants with reduced poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) levels have broad-spectrum stress-resistant phenotypes. Both Arabidopsis thaliana and oilseed rape (Brassica napus) lines overexpressing RNA interference-PARP constructs were more resistant to various abiotic stress treatments in laboratory and greenhouse experiments without negative effects on growth, development, and seed production. This outperforming stress tolerance was initially attributed solely to a maintained energy… CONTINUE READING