标题：The moss jasmonate ZIM-domain protein PnJAZ1 confers salinity tolerance via crosstalk with the abscisic acid signalling pathway
作者：Liu, Shenghao; Zhang, Pengying; Li, Chengcheng; Xia, Guangmin
作者机构：[Liu, Shenghao; Zhang, Pengying; Li, Chengcheng; Xia, Guangmin] Shandong Univ, Key Lab Plant Cell Engn & Germplasm Innovat, Minist Educ, Sch Life Sci, 更多
通讯作者地址：[Xia, GM]Shandong Univ Qingdao, Sch Life Sci, 72 Coastal Highway, Qingdao 266000, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：Abiotic stress; Bryophyte; Jasmonate; Jasmonic acid; JAZ protein; Salt; stress; Seed germination
摘要：Abscisic acid (ABA) and jasmonates (JAs) are the primary plant hormones involved in mediating salt tolerance. In addition, these two plant hormones exert a synergistic effect to inhibit seed germination. However, the molecular mechanism of the interaction between ABA signalling and JA signalling is still not well documented. Here, a moss jasmonate ZIM-domain gene (PnJAZ1), which encodes a nucleus-localized protein with conserved ZIM and Jas domains, was cloned from Pohlia nutans. PnJAZ1 expression was rapidly induced by various abiotic stresses. The PnJAZ1 protein physically interacted with MYC2 and was degraded by exogenous 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid (OPDA) treatment, implying that the JAZ protein-mediated signalling pathway is conserved in plants. Transgenic Arabidopsis and Physcomitrella plants overexpressing PnJAZ1 showed increased tolerance to salt stress and decreased ABA sensitivity during seed germination and early development. The overexpression of PnJAZ1 inhibited the expression of ABA pathway genes related to seed germination and seedling growth. Moreover, the transgenic Arabidopsis lines exhibited enhanced tolerance to auxin (IAA) and glucose, mimicking the phenotypes of abi4 or abi5 mutants. These results suggest that PnJAZ1 acts as a repressor, mediates JA-ABA synergistic crosstalk and enhances plant growth under salt stress.