|Budget Amount *help
¥26,130,000 (Direct Cost: ¥20,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥6,030,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥5,980,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,380,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥7,020,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,620,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥6,890,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,590,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥6,240,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,440,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
Salicylic acid (SA) plays an important role in plant resistance to pathogens. Three main results of this study are as follows: 1) Peroxisomal β-oxidation and CBP60-type transfactor were identified as candidates for an intermediate of the SA biosynthesis pathway and its transcriptional regulator using an experimental system in which SA biosynthesis is artificially inducible. 2) Molecular mechanisms underlying high performance of AtICS1, known to be involved in SA synthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana, were clarified by comparative analyses with ICS homologs from other plant species. 3) An artificial SA synthase which shows high activity in plant leaves was produced by fusing bacterial enzymes that mediate SA synthesis.