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Activation of YUCCA5 by the Transcription Factor TCP4 Integrates Developmental and Environmental Signals to Promote Hypocotyl Elongation in Arabidopsis

Challa, Krishna Reddy and Aggarwal, Pooja and Nath, Utpal (2016) Activation of YUCCA5 by the Transcription Factor TCP4 Integrates Developmental and Environmental Signals to Promote Hypocotyl Elongation in Arabidopsis. In: PLANT CELL, 28 (9). pp. 2117-2130.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1105/tpc.16.00360

Abstract

Cell expansion is an essential process in plant morphogenesis and is regulated by the coordinated action of environmental stimuli and endogenous factors, such as the phytohormones auxin and brassinosteroid. Although the biosynthetic pathways that generate these hormones and their downstream signaling mechanisms have been extensively studied, the upstream transcriptional network that modulates their levels and connects their action to cell morphogenesis is less clear. Here, we show that the miR319-regulated TCP (TEOSINTE BRANCHED1, CYCLODEA, PROLIFERATING CELL FACTORS) transcription factors, notably TCP4, directly activate YUCCA5 transcription and integrate the auxin response to a brassinosteroid-dependent molecular circuit that promotes cell elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana hypocotyls. Furthermore, TCP4 modulates the common transcriptional network downstream to auxin-brassinosteroid signaling, which is also triggered by environmental cues, such as light, to promote cell expansion. Our study links TCP function with the hormone response during cell morphogenesis and shows that developmental and environmental signals converge on a common transcriptional network to promote cell elongation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER SOC PLANT BIOLOGISTS, 15501 MONONA DRIVE, ROCKVILLE, MD 20855 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
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Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016 07:19
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 07:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55651

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