Genome Analysis on Drought Tolerance of Hevea Brasiliensis

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dc.contributor.author Rajapaksha, R.L.P.N.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-05T05:28:36Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-05T05:28:36Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other UWU/PLT/13/0027
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/6856/UWULD%20PLT%2013%200027-29042019142111.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Hevea brasiliensis (para rubber tree) plays an important role in the economy of Sri Lanka. Potential drought stress conditions due to climatic changes will have a severe effect on the yield and the survival of the rubber tree. Understanding the underlying genetic basis of drought tolerance through identification and systematic analyses of the candidate genes associated with drought tolerance of Hevea will help rubber breeding by marker assisted selection and transgenic improvement. This study was undertaken to generate information about the genes related to drought tolerance in Hevea. Biologically validated eighteen Arabidopsis thaliana genes with known functional pathways were used as query sequences to find orthologous Hevea genes using Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST). Nine Hevea orthologous genes were identified and they represented six functional groups involving with both physiological and molecular adaptation to drought. Highest number of candidate genes identified encodes transcription factors. Systematic analyses of the identified genes related to drought tolerance suggest that transcription factors, phospholipid metabolism, growth control, detoxification signaling, osmolyte biosynthesis, signal transduction pathways play important roles in drought tolerance in Hevea. Conserved regions identification and analysis was conducted for the identified three transcription factors using the MEME and InterPro tools respectively. Three main domains were identified. Among them Basic Leucine-Zipper domain and AP2/ERF domain were included in the functional and biological categories whereas MYC type BHLH domain was included in the biological category on gene ontology terms. The results of the research not only enrich information about the genes related to drought tolerance, but also provide new insights into understanding the drought tolerance mechanisms in the rubber tree. Keywords: Hevea brasiliensis, Drought tolerance, Orthologous genes, Transcription factors en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/PLT/13/0027
dc.subject Palm and Latex Technology and Value Addition Degree Programme ( PLT) en_US
dc.title Genome Analysis on Drought Tolerance of Hevea Brasiliensis en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – PLT 2017 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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