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Abscisic Acid and Jasmonate Metabolisms Are Jointly Regulated During Senescence in Roots and Leaves of Populus trichocarpa

Wojciechowska, Natalia; Wilmowicz, Emilia; Marzec-Schmidt, Katarzyna; Ludwikow, Agnieszka; Bagniewska-Zadworna, Agnieszka


Plant senescence is a highly regulated process that allows nutrients to be mobilized from dying tissues to other organs. Despite that senescence has been extensively studied in leaves, the senescence of ephemeral organs located underground is still poorly understood, especially in the context of phytohormone engagement. The present study focused on filling this knowledge gap by examining the roles of abscisic acid (ABA) and jasmonate in the regulation of senescence of fine, absorptive roots and leaves of Populus trichocarpa. Immunohistochemical (IHC), chromatographic, and molecular methods were utilized to achieve this objective. A transcriptomic analysis identified significant changes in gene expression that were associated with the metabolism and signal transduction of phytohormones, especially ABA and jasmonate. The increased level of these phytohormones during senescence was detected in both organs and was confirmed by IHC. Based on the obtained data, we suggest that phytohormonal regulation of senescence in roots and leaves is organ-specific. We have shown that the regulation of ABA and JA metabolism is tightly regulated during senescence processes in both leaves and roots. The results were discussed with respect to the role of ABA in cold tolerance and the role of JA in resistance to pathogens.


senescence; phytohormones; abscisic acid; jasmonate; absorptive roots; leaf senescence; microarrays analyses

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International Journal of Molecular Sciences
2020, Volym: 21, nummer: 6, artikelnummer: 2042
Utgivare: MDPI

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    Biokemi och molekylärbiologi

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