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Diversity of ABC transporter genes across the plant kingdom and their potential utility in biotechnology

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biotechnology, May 2016
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Title
Diversity of ABC transporter genes across the plant kingdom and their potential utility in biotechnology
Published in
BMC Biotechnology, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12896-016-0277-6
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Thomas S. Lane, Caroline S. Rempe, Jack Davitt, Margaret E. Staton, Yanhui Peng, Douglas Edward Soltis, Michael Melkonian, Michael Deyholos, James H. Leebens-Mack, Mark Chase, Carl J. Rothfels, Dennis Stevenson, Sean W. Graham, Jun Yu, Tao Liu, J. Chris Pires, Patrick P. Edger, Yong Zhang, Yinlong Xie, Ying Zhu, Eric Carpenter, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, C. Neal Stewart

Abstract

The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter gene superfamily is ubiquitous among extant organisms and prominently represented in plants. ABC transporters act to transport compounds across cellular membranes and are involved in a diverse range of biological processes. Thus, the applicability to biotechnology is vast, including cancer resistance in humans, drug resistance among vertebrates, and herbicide and other xenobiotic resistance in plants. In addition, plants appear to harbor the highest diversity of ABC transporter genes compared with any other group of organisms. This study applied transcriptome analysis to survey the kingdom-wide ABC transporter diversity in plants and suggest biotechnology applications of this diversity. We utilized sequence similarity-based informatics techniques to infer the identity of ABC transporter gene candidates from 1295 phylogenetically-diverse plant transcriptomes. A total of 97,149 putative (approximately 25 % were full-length) ABC transporter gene members were identified; each RNA-Seq library (plant sample) had 88 ± 30 gene members. As expected, simpler organisms, such as algae, had fewer unique members than vascular land plants. Differences were also noted in the richness of certain ABC transporter subfamilies. Land plants had more unique ABCB, ABCC, and ABCG transporter gene members on average (p < 0.005), and green algae, red algae, and bryophytes had significantly more ABCF transporter gene members (p < 0.005). Ferns had significantly fewer ABCA transporter gene members than all other plant groups (p < 0.005). We present a transcriptomic overview of ABC transporter gene members across all major plant groups. An increase in the number of gene family members present in the ABCB, ABCC, and ABCD transporter subfamilies may indicate an expansion of the ABC transporter superfamily among green land plants, which include all crop species. The striking difference between the number of ABCA subfamily transporter gene members between ferns and other plant taxa is surprising and merits further investigation. Discussed is the potential exploitation of ABC transporters in plant biotechnology, with an emphasis on crops.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
China 1 1%
Unknown 89 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 20%
Researcher 17 19%
Student > Master 12 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Other 8 9%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 12 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 24%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 1%
Chemical Engineering 1 1%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 21 23%

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#1,222,084
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