Structure, allelic diversity and selection of Asr genes, candidate for drought tolerance, in Oryza sativa L. and wild relatives

Philippe Romain, Courtois Brigitte, McNally Kenneth L., Mournet Pierre, El-Malki Redouane, Le Paslier Marie Christine, Fabre Denis, Billot Claire, Brunel Dominique, Glaszmann Jean-Christophe, This Dominique. 2010. Structure, allelic diversity and selection of Asr genes, candidate for drought tolerance, in Oryza sativa L. and wild relatives. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 121 (4) : pp. 769-787.

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Quartile : Q1, Sujet : AGRONOMY / Quartile : Q1, Sujet : HORTICULTURE / Quartile : Q1, Sujet : PLANT SCIENCES / Quartile : Q2, Sujet : GENETICS & HEREDITY

Abstract : Asr (ABA, stress, ripening) genes represent a small gene family potentially involved in drought tolerance in several plant species. To analyze their interest for rice breeding for water-limited environments, this gene family was characterized further. Genomic organization of the gene family reveals six members located on four diVerent chromosomes and with the same exon-intron structure. The maintenance of six members of the Asr gene family, which are the result of combination between tandem duplication and whole genome duplication, and their diVerential regulation under water stress, involves probably some sub-functionalization. The polymorphism of four members was studied in a worldwide collection of 204 accessions of Oryza sativa L. and 14 accessions of wild relatives (O. ruWpogon and O. nivara). The nucleotide diversity of the Asr genes was globally low, but contrasted for the different genes, leading to different shapes of haplotype networks. Statistical tests for neutrality were used and compared to their distribution in a set of 111 reference genes spread across the genome, derived from another published study. Asr3 diversity exhibited a pattern concordant with a balancing selection at the species level and with a directional selection in the tropical japonica sub-group. This study provides a thorough description of the organization of the Asr family, and the nucleotide and haplotype diversity of four Asr in Oryza sativa species. Asr3 stood out as the best potential candidate. The polymorphism detected here represents a Wrst step towards an association study between genetic polymorphisms of this gene family and variation in drought tolerance traits. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Oryza rufipogon, Oryza sativa

Classification Agris : F30 - Plant genetics and breeding
F70 - Plant taxonomy and geography

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Philippe Romain, INRA (FRA)
  • Courtois Brigitte, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR DAP (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-2118-7102
  • McNally Kenneth L., IRRI (PHL)
  • Mournet Pierre, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR DAP (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-8011-8647
  • El-Malki Redouane, INRA (FRA)
  • Le Paslier Marie Christine, INRA (FRA)
  • Fabre Denis, CIRAD-BIOS-UPR AIVA (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-6222-2587
  • Billot Claire, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR DAP (FRA)
  • Brunel Dominique, INRA (FRA)
  • Glaszmann Jean-Christophe, CIRAD-BIOS-DIR (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-9918-875X
  • This Dominique, Montpellier SupAgro (FRA)

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