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Regulation of the expression of GA-insensitive gene homolog by light in Oryza sativa c.v. DongJin

Jae Hong Kim and Mi Young Lee*

Department of Biotechnology, Soonchunhyang University, Asan PO Box 97, Chungnam - 336 600, Korea

(Received: December 22, 2006 ; Revised received: June 20, 2007 ; Accepted: July 22, 2007)

Abstract: To understand the mechanism by which light regulates a gibberellin (GA)-insensitive gene in DongJinByeo (Oryza sativa cv. DongJin), both green and etiolated DongJinByeo seedlings were submerged in water and treated with GA. Total RNA from the seedlings was isolated and hybridized with cDNA of a GA-insensitive gene homolog. The amount of transcript for the GA-insensitive gene homolog was higher in green seedlings than in etiolated seedlings in the absence of GA. However, upon the addition of GA, greater accumulations of the gene transcript occurred in etiolated seedlings than in green seedlings. This result indicates the possibility that the expression of the GA-insensitive gene homolog transcript may be inhibited by light in the presence of GA. Light seems to regulate multilaterally the accumulation of the transcript of the GA-insensitive gene homolog in DongJinByeo (Oryza sativa cv. DongJin).

Key words: GAI gene homolog, Light, Regulation, DongJin

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