PYR/PYL/RCAR Abscisic Acid Receptors Regulate Root Cell hydraulic Conductivity through Activating Aquaporin expression

  •  Xiaolin Wang    
  •  Ningning Zhang    
  •  Jiakun Yan    


With a varied physical environment, plants have developed specific mechanisms that allow them to rapidly perceive and respond to stresses in the environment. As one of many pathways conserved in a long time evolution, the abscisic acid (ABA) signaling pathway has been identified as a central regulator to control gene expression and generate physiological adaptation to various stressful conditions in plant. As abscisic acid receptors, PYR/PYL/RCARs have been proved to regulate stomatal closure. Here we detected the root cell hydraulic conductivity and the aquaporin expression under treatment of exogenous ABA in wild-type and pyr1/pyl1/pyl2/pyl4 mutant Arabidopsis using cell pressure probe and qRT-PCR technology. The results showed that PYR/PYL/RCAR receptors regulate root cell hydraulic conductivity through activating aquaporin expression. Lastly, we discussed how plants maintain water balance combined with the data obtained from published articles.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9671
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-968X
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: quarterly

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