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Rice leaf hydrophobicity and gas films are conferred by a wax synthesis gene ( LGF 1 ) and contribute to flood tolerance

Overview of attention for article published in New Phytologist, March 2018
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Title
Rice leaf hydrophobicity and gas films are conferred by a wax synthesis gene ( LGF 1 ) and contribute to flood tolerance
Published in
New Phytologist, March 2018
DOI 10.1111/nph.15070
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Authors

Yusuke Kurokawa, Keisuke Nagai, Phung Danh Huan, Kousuke Shimazaki, Huangqi Qu, Yoshinao Mori, Yosuke Toda, Takeshi Kuroha, Nagao Hayashi, Saori Aiga, Jun‐ichi Itoh, Atsushi Yoshimura, Yuko Sasaki‐Sekimoto, Hiroyuki Ohta, Mie Shimojima, Al Imran Malik, Ole Pedersen, Timothy David Colmer, Motoyuki Ashikari

Abstract

Floods impede gas (O2and CO2) exchange between plants and the environment. A mechanism to enhance plant gas exchange under water comprises gas films on hydrophobic leaves, but the genetic regulation of this mechanism is unknown. We used a rice mutant (dripping wet leaf 7, drp7) which does not retain gas films on leaves, and its wild-type (Kinmaze), in gene discovery for this trait. Gene complementation was tested in transgenic lines. Functional properties of leaves as related to gas film retention and underwater photosynthesis were evaluated. Leaf Gas Film 1 (LGF1) was identified as the gene determining leaf gas films. LGF1 regulates C30 primary alcohol synthesis, which is necessary for abundant epicuticular wax platelets, leaf hydrophobicity and gas films on submerged leaves. This trait enhanced underwater photosynthesis 8.2-fold and contributes to submergence tolerance. Gene function was verified by a complementation test of LGF1 expressed in the drp7 mutant background, which restored C30 primary alcohol synthesis, wax platelet abundance, leaf hydrophobicity, gas film retention, and underwater photosynthesis. The discovery of LGF1 provides an opportunity to better understand variation amongst rice genotypes for gas film retention ability and to target various alleles in breeding for improved submergence tolerance for yield stability in flood-prone areas.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 84 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 17%
Researcher 11 13%
Student > Master 11 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 18 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 37 44%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 11%
Environmental Science 6 7%
Engineering 2 2%
Materials Science 2 2%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 23 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 75. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2018.
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#356,572
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