GENE EXPRESSION ANALYSIS OF OLIVE TREE (OLEA EUROPAEA L.) IN RESPONSE TO SALT STRESS

C. Bazakos, M. Manioudaki, I. Therios, D. Voyiatzis, D. Kafetzopoulos, E. Sarropoulou, T. Awada, P. Kalaitzis
Olive (Olea europaea L.) is one of the most significant crops in the Mediterranean region. The expansion in cultivation of olive to areas irrigated with low quality water, mostly saline, limits growth and productivity. Although a number of studies have been conducted on the effects of salinity on olive growth, the molecular basis of salt tolerance has not been investigated. A five-month salt stress experiment was set up with one-year-old plants of the cultivar ‘Kalamon’, which exhibits tolerance to salinity. A custom olive cDNA microarray, composed of 1,121 cDNAs, was constructed and used for comparative transcriptome analysis of salt-treated and untreated roots. In addition, the expression profiles of selected cDNAs were further analyzed. Salt stress-related cDNA homologues through nucleotide bioinformatic analyses have been found.
Bazakos, C., Manioudaki, M., Therios, I., Voyiatzis, D., Kafetzopoulos, D., Sarropoulou, E., Awada, T. and Kalaitzis, P. (2011). GENE EXPRESSION ANALYSIS OF OLIVE TREE (OLEA EUROPAEA L.) IN RESPONSE TO SALT STRESS. Acta Hortic. 924, 47-53
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.924.4
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.924.4
Olea europaea L., NaCl stress, gene expression, microarray, hierarchical clustering
English

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