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The procambium specification gene Oshox1 promotes polar auxin transport capacity and reduces its sensitivity toward inhibition

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  • The auxin-inducible homeobox gene Oshox1 of rice (Oryza sativa) is a positive regulator of procambial cell fate commitment, and its overexpression reduces the sensitivity of polar auxin transport (PAT) to the PAT inhibitor 1-N-naphthylphthalamic acid (NPA). Here, we show that wild-type rice leaves formed under conditions of PAT inhibition display vein hypertrophy, reduced distance between longitudinal veins, and increased distance between transverse veins, providing experimental evidence for a role of PAT in vascular patterning in a monocot species. Furthermore, we show that Oshox1 overexpression confers insensitivity to these PAT inhibitor-induced vascular-patterning defects. Finally, we show that in the absence of any overt phenotypical change, Oshox1 overexpression specifically reduces the affinity of the NPA-binding protein toward NPA and enhances PAT and its sensitivity toward auxin. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that Oshox1 promotes fate commitment of procambial cells by increasing their auxin conductivity properties and stabilizing this state against modulations of PAT by an endogenous NPA-like molecule.

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    2002
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3WP9TB2M
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    © 2002 American Society of Plant Biologists. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Scarpella, E., Boot, K. J. M., Rueb, S., & Meijer, A. H. (2002). The procambium specification gene Oshox1 promotes polar auxin transport capacity and reduces its sensitivity toward inhibition. Plant Physiology, 130(3), 1349-1360. doi: 10.1104/pp.009167.