Transcriptomic analysis of a tertiary relict plant, extreme xerophyte Reaumuria soongorica to identify genes related to drought adaptation.

TitleTranscriptomic analysis of a tertiary relict plant, extreme xerophyte Reaumuria soongorica to identify genes related to drought adaptation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsShi Y, Yan X, Zhao P, Yin H, Zhao X, Xiao H, Li X, Chen G, Ma X-F
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue5
Paginatione63993
Date Published2013
Abstract

Reaumuria soongorica is an extreme xerophyte shrub widely distributed in the desert regions including sand dune, Gobi and marginal loess of central Asia which plays a crucial role to sustain and restore fragile desert ecosystems. However, due to the lacking of the genomic sequences, studies on R. soongorica had mainly limited in physiological responses to drought stress. Here, a deep transcriptomic sequencing of R. soongorica will facilitate molecular functional studies and pave the path to understand drought adaptation for a desert plant.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0064150
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE