Identification and Comprehensive Analysis of the Nuclear Factor-Y Family Genes Reveal Their Multiple Roles in Response to Nutrient Deficiencies in Brassica napus.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Xinrui ZhengGuangda Ding

Abstract

Nuclear Factor-Y (NF-Y) transcription factors play vital roles in plant abiotic stress response. Here, the NF-Y family in Brassica napus, which is hyper-sensitive to nitrogen (N) deprivation, was comprehensively identified and systematically characterized. A total of 108 NF-Y family members were identified in B. napus and categorized into three subfamilies (38 NF-YA, 46 NF-YB and 24 NF-YC; part of the Arabidopsis NF-YC homologous genes had been lost during B. napus evolution). In addition, the expansion of the NF-Y family in B. napus was driven by whole-genome duplication and segmental duplication. Differed expression patterns of BnaNF-Ys were observed in response to multiple nutrient starvations. Thirty-four genes were regulated only in one nutrient deficient condition. Moreover, more BnaNF-YA genes were differentially expressed under nutrient limited environments compared to the BnaNF-YB and BnaNF-YC subfamilies. Sixteen hub genes responded diversely to N deprivation in five rapeseed tissues. In summary, our results laid a theoretical foundation for the follow-up functional study of the key NF-Y genes in B. napus in regulating nutrient homeostasis, especially N.

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