Laccaria bicolor aquaporin LbAQP1 is required for Hartig net development in trembling aspen ( Populus tremuloides )

Authors
Navarro Ródenas, Alfonso; Xu, Hao; Kemppainen, Minna Johanna; Pardo, Alejandro Guillermo; Zwiazek, Janusz J.
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The development of ectomycorrhizal associations is crucial for growth of many forest trees. However, the signals that are exchanged between the fungus and the host plant during the colonization process are still poorly understood. In this study, we have identified the relationship between expression patterns of Laccaria bicolor aquaporin LbAQP1 and the development of ectomycorrhizal structures in trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings. The peak expression of LbAQP1 was 700‐fold higher in the hyphae within the root than in the free‐living mycelium after 24 h of direct interaction with the roots. Moreover, in LbAQP1 knock‐down strains, a non‐mycorrhizal phenotype was developed without the Hartig net and the expression of the mycorrhizal effector protein MiSSP7 quickly declined after an initial peak on day 5 of interaction of the fungal hyphae with the roots. The increase in the expression of LbAQP1 required a direct contact of the fungus with the root and it modulated the expression of MiSSP7. We have also determined that LbAQP1 facilitated NO, H2O2 and CO2 transport when heterologously expressed in yeast. The report demonstrates that the L. bicolor aquaporin LbAQP1 acts as a molecular signalling channel, which is fundamental for the development of Hartig net in root tips of P. tremuloides.
Fil: Navarro Ródenas, Alfonso. University of Alberta; Canadá
Fil: Xu, Hao. University of Alberta; Canadá
Fil: Kemppainen, Minna Johanna. Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología. Laboratorio de Micología Molecular; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Pardo, Alejandro Guillermo. Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología. Laboratorio de Micología Molecular; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Zwiazek, Janusz J.. University of Alberta; Canadá
Subject
Ectomycorrhiza
Laccaria
Aspen
Aquaporins
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
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CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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