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UV-B Responses in Light Grown Plants: Similarities to Biotic Stress
Julia Brueggemann, -- (--)
Experiment design (6 hybridizations)
•A1-UV-B •A2-UV-A •A3-Visible Light •A4-P-parasitica-on-resist •A5-mock water treatment •A6-P-parasitica-on-suscept

This experiment has been imported by PLEXdb from NCBI GEO (GSE5731) Series_summary: UV-B (280-320 nm) exposure causes serious damage in plants...[complete overview]

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Experiment Name: UV-B Responses in Light Grown Plants: Similarities to Biotic Stress
Accession No: AT54
Microarray: ATH1-121501
Visibility: public
Experiment Type:
Experiment Factor(s):
•A1-UV-B   •A2-UV-A   •A3-Visible Light   •A4-P-parasitica-on-resist   •A5-mock water treatment   •A6-P-parasitica-on-suscept
Quality Control: biological replicates
Treatment summary:
 treatment  # replicates
 A1-UV-B  1
 A2-UV-A  1
 A3-Visible Light  1
 A4-P-parasitica-on-resist  1
 A5-mock water treatment  1
 A6-P-parasitica-on-suscept  1
Total hybridizations: 6
Description: This experiment has been imported by PLEXdb from NCBI GEO (GSE5731)

UV-B (280-320 nm) exposure causes serious damage in plants, limiting their growth and survival, effects that are partly counteracted by repair mechanisms active in plants receiving accompanying visible radiation. Though no particular UV-B receptor has been identified to date, there is strong evidence to indicate that certain aspects of UV-B perception are receptor-mediated. Investigations of down-stream signalling events have thus far indicated broad similarities to pathogen-induced defence responses in plants. In order to identify genes in Arabidopsis that may be up- or down- regulated specifically in response to UV-B exposure and compare them to genes whose expression is altered in plants challenged by an avirulent isolate of Peronospora parasitica (downy mildew), we propose to analyse the transcriptional profiles for the following treatments:

1. UV-B Responses
"A-1" Columbia (Col-0) exposed to supplementary UV-B/UV-A* with a background of low photosynthetically active radiation (PAR of 20 micromol m-2 s-1) for 1.5 photoperiods (photoperiod = 12h). [UV-B treatment]
"A-2" Col-0 exposed to supplementary UV-A and low PAR for 1.5 photoperiods [control for UV-B treatment]
"A-3" Col-0 exposed to visible light only (low PAR) (no UV) for 1.5 photoperiods [control for UV effects in general].* There are no pure sources of UV-B light available.

2. Pathogen Responses
"A-4" Col-0 spray-inoculated with P. parasitica isolate HIKS-1 (recognised by the R-gene RPP7). After spraying, plants were kept covered in plant propagators and transferred to an 18 degreeC growth chamber. !Samples for RNA extraction were taken 72h after inoculation.
"A-5" The viability of spores was also checked by parallel spraying of the susceptible mutant, Col-rpp7. [pathogen treatment]
"A-6" Col-0 mock treated with water, covered and transferred to an 18 degree C growth chamber, 72h prior to sampling. [control for pathogen treatment]

In all experiments, we are using RNA from leaves taken at the same time of day (6 h into the 12 h photoperiod) from 4.5-week old plants grown under 12h photoperiod. All treatments were normalised against PR-1 expression levels to ensure comparability between UV-B and pathogen treatments. Due to the difficulty in distinguishing between local and systemic induced responses in UV-B treated plants, we are using RNA from whole rosettes for both the UV-B and pathogen treatment for better comparability among treatments. The degree of similarity between these two sets of transcriptional changes will complement and help interpret our experimental data on changes in resistance to pathogens in plants pre-treated with UV-B. Moreover, the data set obtained would allow for identification of UV-B specific changes in gene expression including cis-acting UV-B-responsive promoter elements.
Experimenter name = Julia Brueggemann
Experimenter phone = 01789 470 382
Experimenter fax = 01789 470 552
Experimenter address = Horticulture Research International
Experimenter address = Wellesbourne
Experimenter address = Warwickshire
Experimenter zip/postal_code = CV35 9EF
Experimenter country = UK
Keywords: stimulus_or_stress_design

6 samples were used in this experiment
Publication: none
Created: 2010-07-22 11:22:18
Last Update: 2010-07-22 11:39:46
Released: 2010-07-29
GEO Accession GSE5731
Submitter: PLEXdb Curator
Name: Julia Brueggemann
Institution: --
Head of Laboratory: --

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