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|Title:||Development and characterization of transgenic chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) plants with OsRuvB gene for salt stress tolerance|
|Keywords:||Chickpea, Transgenic, OsRuvB gene, Agrobacterium, Physio-biochemical and salt stress|
|Abstract:||Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is a nutrient rich, second most important legume crop after soybean. Production and productivity of chickpea is affected by various abiotic stresses but salt stress is the most deleterious accounting for upto 100% yield losses. In the present study, transgenic chickpea plants (var. HC-1) carrying OsRuvB gene were developed for salt stress tolerance using Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA4404 with pCAMBIA1301 (Kharb et al., 2012). Putative transformants were screened at early stage through PCR amplification using gene specific primers and a transformation frequency of 17% was observed. Southern blot and real time PCR analysis revealed stable and single copy insertion of the transgene in chickpea genome. Seeds from each of the PCR positive T0 chickpea plants were sown to raise T1 generation and a total of 74 plants (out of 170) showed the presence of OsRuvB gene. Physio-biochemical analysis of selected T1 transgenic plants subjected to 100 mM salt stress showed that transgenic plants were able to maintain higher chlorophyll content, relative water content, proline content, total soluble sugars, catalase and peroxidase activity compared to the wild type plants. Whereas, electrolytic leakage and lipid peroxidation were relatively less as compared to the wild type plants under 100 mM stress. Among all transgenic lines, line 8 performed well with respect to all the parameters studied and can be taken further for the development of transgenic chickpea plants for salt stress tolerance.|
|Subject:||Biotechnology and molecular Biology|
|Theme:||Development and characterization of transgenic chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) plants with OsRuvB gene for salt stress tolerance|
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