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ZmbZIP54 and ZmFDX5 cooperatively regulate maize seedling tolerance to lead by mediating ZmPRP1 transcription

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Author links open overlay panelFengxia Hou, Na Zhang, Langlang Ma, Lijun An, Xun Zhou, Chaoying Zou, Cong Yang, Guangtang Pan, Thomas Lübberstedt, Yaou Shen.

Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Maize in Southwest Region, Maize Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, Sichuan, China.

DOI:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2022.10.151

Abstract:Extensive lead (Pb) accumulation in plants exerts toxic effects on plant growth and development and enters the human food chain. Combining linkage mapping, transcriptome analysis, and association studies, we cloned the ZmbZIP54 transcription factor, which confers maize tolerance to Pb. Combined overexpression and knockdown confirmed that ZmbZIP54 mitigates Pb toxicity in maize by alleviating Pb absorption into the roots. Yeast one-hybrid and dual-luciferase assays revealed that ZmbZIP54 binds to the ZmPRP1 promoter and promotes its transcription. Yeast two-hybrid and bimolecular fluorescence complementation assays indicated that ZmFdx5 interacts with ZmbZIP54 in the nucleus. ZmFdx5 acts as a switch that controls the regulation of ZmPRP1 expression by ZmbZIP54 when maize encounters Pb stress. Furthermore, we revealed that variation in the 5′-UTR of ZmbZIP54 affects its expression level under Pb stress and contributes to the difference in Pb tolerance among maize lines. Finally, we proposed a model to summarize the role of ZmbZIP54 in Pb tolerance, which involves the cooperative effect of ZmbZIP54 and ZmFdx5 on the ZmPRP1 transcription in maize response to Pb. This study provides novel insights into the development of Pb-tolerant maize varieties and bioremediation of Pb-contaminated soils.

Keywords:
Maize; 
Pb tolerance;
ZmbZIP54
ZmPRP1
ZmFDX5
Regulatory mechanism.



 

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