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OsGL1-4 is a member of the GL1-like genes in rice[1].

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OsGL1-4, OsGL1-5,OsGL1-6, and OsGL1-7 are closely related to Arabidopsis CER1 that is involved in cuticular wax biosynthesis[1].

GO assignment(s): GO:0003824,GO:0008152


  • The genes OsGL1-4 and OsGL1-7 had no or very faint expression in all the samples. OsGL1-4 was induced by ABA treatment, and the highest induction was at 12 h after the treatment[1].
  • With cold treatment, OsGL1-1 and OsGL1-4 showed strong induction at both 12 and 24 h after treatment, whereas OsGL1-6 showed high expression at 12 h but dramatically decreased expression at 24 h[1].


OsGL1-4, OsGL1-5,OsGL1-6, and OsGL1-7 were classified into group II and they have low sequence similarity(30%~40%). OsGL1-4, OsGL1-5, and OsGL1-7 are very similar to CER1 indicating that they may be CER1 homologues in rice[1].

Knowledge Extension

The outermost surfaces of plants are covered with an epicuticular wax layer that provides a primary waterproof barrier and protection against different environmental stresses. Glossy 1 (GL1) is one of the reported genes controlling wax synthesis[1].

Labs working on this gene

  • National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement and National Center of Plant Gene Research (Wuhan), Huazhong Agricultural University, 430070 Wuhan, China
  • Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Islam M A, Du H, Ning J, et al. Characterization of Glossy1-homologous genes in rice involved in leaf wax accumulation and drought resistance[J]. Plant molecular biology, 2009, 70(4): 443-456.

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