The rice Os01g0797600 was reported as AP37 in 2009  by researchers from Korea.
- Os01g0797600 <=> AP37, OsAP37, OsERF3, OsERF#075, OsERF075, OsERF75, ERF75, AP2/EREBP#004, AP2/EREBP4, OsBIERF2, BIERF2
- AP37 (Os01g0797600), is AP2 domain-containing protein, it is found to be significantly up-regulated in both genotypes under cold stress.
- AP37 gene has the potential to improve drought tolerance in rice without causing undesirable growth phenotypes.
- The overexpression of AP37 and AP59 in rice under the control of the constitutive promoter OsCc1 increased the tolerance to drought and high salinity at the vegetative stage.
- Increased tolerance to low temperatures was observed only in OsCc1:AP37 plants. More importantly, the OsCc1:AP37 plants showed significantly enhanced drought tolerance in the field, which increased grain yield by 16% to 57% over controls under severe drought conditions, yet exhibited no significant difference under normal growth conditions.
- In contrast, grain yield in OsCc1:AP59 plants in the field was reduced by 23% to 43% compared with controls under both normal and drought stress conditions.
- Microarray experiments identified 10 and 38 genes that are up-regulated by AP37 and AP59, respectively, in addition to 37 genes that are commonly induced by both factors.
Labs working on this gene
- School of Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering, Myongji University, Yongin 449–728, Korea
- Oh SJ, Kim YS, Kwon CW, Park HK, Jeong JS, Kim JK. Overexpression of the transcription factor AP37 in rice improves grain yield under drought conditions. Plant Physiol. 2009 Jul;150(3):1368-79. doi: 10.1104/pp.109.137554. PubMed PMID: 19429605; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2705040.