Characterization and Expression Analysis of WRKY Transcription Factors in Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

B Suchithra, V Devaraj, Jyotirmoy Ghosh, R Nageshbabu
2017 International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review  
Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), is an important subsistence oil yielding crop of the semi-arid tropics and often exposed to several environmental cues (high temperature, drought & heavy metal). The WRKY transcription factor (TF) is one of the master regulator, and play vital role in stress responses. However, far less information is available on functional characterization and tolerance mechanism of stress responsive WRKY genes in groundnut till date. In this study, a comprehensive
more » ... , protein features, gene structure and motif analysis of WRKY TF gene family was carried out. We conducted expression profiling of 10 WRKY genes under high temperature, drought and heavy metal (CdCl 2 ) in various tissues. Majority of the AhWRKY (Arachis hypogaea WRKY) proteins were clustered and share close relationship with Arabidopsis and Glycine max. RT-qPCR analysis of AhWRKY genes revealed differential expression either in their
doi:10.9734/ijbcrr/2017/32784 fatcat:tghk6vspdfg3tcmfa3gdjbyuvq