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Influence of stripe rust infection on the photosynthetic characteristics and antioxidant system of susceptible and resistant wheat cultivars at the adult plant stage.

Chen YE, Cui JM, Su YQ, Yuan S, Yuan M, Zhang HY - Front Plant Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: We found that chlorophyll fluorescence and the activities of the antioxidant enzymes were higher in resistant wheat than in susceptible wheat after stripe rust infection.More extensive damages occur on the thylakoid membranes in the susceptible wheat compared with the resistant wheat.The findings provide evidence that thylakoid protein phosphorylation and antioxidant enzyme systems play important roles in plant responses and defense to biotic stress.

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Affiliation: College of Life Sciences, Sichuan Agricultural University Ya'an, China.

ABSTRACT
Wheat stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, Pst), is one of the most serious diseases of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) worldwide. To gain a better understanding of the protective mechanism against stripe rust at the adult plant stage, the differences in photosystem II and antioxidant enzymatic systems between susceptible and resistant wheat in response to stripe rust disease (P. striiformis) were investigated. We found that chlorophyll fluorescence and the activities of the antioxidant enzymes were higher in resistant wheat than in susceptible wheat after stripe rust infection. Compared with the susceptible wheat, the resistant wheat accumulated a higher level of D1 protein and a lower level of reactive oxygen species after infection. Furthermore, our results demonstrate that D1 and light-harvesting complex II (LHCII) phosphorylation are involved in the resistance to stripe rust in wheat. The CP29 protein was phosphorylated under stripe rust infection, like its phosphorylation in other monocots under environmental stresses. More extensive damages occur on the thylakoid membranes in the susceptible wheat compared with the resistant wheat. The findings provide evidence that thylakoid protein phosphorylation and antioxidant enzyme systems play important roles in plant responses and defense to biotic stress.

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Transmission electron microscope analysis of chloroplasts after stripe rust infection of the susceptible (Sy95-71) and resistant (CN19) wheat cultivars. CK, un-inoculated wheat plants.
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Figure 9: Transmission electron microscope analysis of chloroplasts after stripe rust infection of the susceptible (Sy95-71) and resistant (CN19) wheat cultivars. CK, un-inoculated wheat plants.

Mentions: To further investigate effects of the stripe rust infection on PSII structures, the thylakoid membrane ultrastructure was analyzed with a transmission electron microscopy. The infection in Sy95-71 resulted in a significant reduction in the stacking of the grana, and the thylakoid structure had become fibrous compared with the control. However, the infection of CN19 did not induce any obvious changes in the thylakoid membrane structure compared with the control (Figure 9).


Influence of stripe rust infection on the photosynthetic characteristics and antioxidant system of susceptible and resistant wheat cultivars at the adult plant stage.

Chen YE, Cui JM, Su YQ, Yuan S, Yuan M, Zhang HY - Front Plant Sci (2015)

Transmission electron microscope analysis of chloroplasts after stripe rust infection of the susceptible (Sy95-71) and resistant (CN19) wheat cultivars. CK, un-inoculated wheat plants.
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Figure 9: Transmission electron microscope analysis of chloroplasts after stripe rust infection of the susceptible (Sy95-71) and resistant (CN19) wheat cultivars. CK, un-inoculated wheat plants.
Mentions: To further investigate effects of the stripe rust infection on PSII structures, the thylakoid membrane ultrastructure was analyzed with a transmission electron microscopy. The infection in Sy95-71 resulted in a significant reduction in the stacking of the grana, and the thylakoid structure had become fibrous compared with the control. However, the infection of CN19 did not induce any obvious changes in the thylakoid membrane structure compared with the control (Figure 9).

Bottom Line: We found that chlorophyll fluorescence and the activities of the antioxidant enzymes were higher in resistant wheat than in susceptible wheat after stripe rust infection.More extensive damages occur on the thylakoid membranes in the susceptible wheat compared with the resistant wheat.The findings provide evidence that thylakoid protein phosphorylation and antioxidant enzyme systems play important roles in plant responses and defense to biotic stress.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Life Sciences, Sichuan Agricultural University Ya'an, China.

ABSTRACT
Wheat stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, Pst), is one of the most serious diseases of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) worldwide. To gain a better understanding of the protective mechanism against stripe rust at the adult plant stage, the differences in photosystem II and antioxidant enzymatic systems between susceptible and resistant wheat in response to stripe rust disease (P. striiformis) were investigated. We found that chlorophyll fluorescence and the activities of the antioxidant enzymes were higher in resistant wheat than in susceptible wheat after stripe rust infection. Compared with the susceptible wheat, the resistant wheat accumulated a higher level of D1 protein and a lower level of reactive oxygen species after infection. Furthermore, our results demonstrate that D1 and light-harvesting complex II (LHCII) phosphorylation are involved in the resistance to stripe rust in wheat. The CP29 protein was phosphorylated under stripe rust infection, like its phosphorylation in other monocots under environmental stresses. More extensive damages occur on the thylakoid membranes in the susceptible wheat compared with the resistant wheat. The findings provide evidence that thylakoid protein phosphorylation and antioxidant enzyme systems play important roles in plant responses and defense to biotic stress.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus