Biotechnology Letters, Vol.30, No.9, 1687-1692, 2008
OsITL1 gene encoding an inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate 5/6-kinase is a negative regulator of osmotic stress signaling
The expression of the gene OsITL1 coding for the inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate 5/6-kinase protein was induced by 200 mM NaCl or dehydration. The expression of OsITL1 in response to NaCl and dehydration suggests the possible functions of OsITL1 in osmotic stress responses; however, physiological tests indicate that the expression of OsITL1 in tobacco decreases tolerance to NaCl during germination and seedling development. This result was consistent with that obtained on treatment of mature tobacco seedlings with NaCl (200 mM), suggesting that OsITL1 inversely regulates plant responses to osmotic stress.
Keywords:abiotic stress tolerance;inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate 5/6-kinase;Oryza sativa;transgenic tobacco