The Neurospora crassa cmd, trm-9, and nca-2 Genes Play a Role in Growth, Development, and Survival in Stress conditions
Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039, India
Genomics and Applied Biology, 2015, Vol. 6, No. 7 doi: 10.5376/gab.2015.06.0007
Received: 24 Apr., 2015 Accepted: 02 Aug., 2015 Published: 14 Oct., 2015
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Laxmi V. and Tamuli R., 2015, The Neurospora crassa cmd, trm-9, and nca-2 Play a Role in Growth, Development, and Survival in Stress conditions, Genomics and Applied Biology, Vol.6, No.7, 1-8 (doi: 10.5376/gab.2015.06.0007)
The calmodulin protein antagonists, trifluoperazine (TFP) and chlorpromazine (CPZ) inhibit the growth, carotenoids accumulation and sexual development of Neurospora crassa. In addition, N. crassa strains lacking trm-9, a cation-ATPase, showed defect in growth. Moreover, strains lacking both trm-9 and another Ca2+-ATPase nca-2, exhibited a severe growth defect, an increased sensitivity to CaCl2, and a reduction in acquisition of thermotolerance induced by heat shock temperature. Therefore, the cmd, trm-9, and nca-2 play a role in growth, survival in calcium stress and induced heat shock temperature in N. crassa.
Calcium signaling; Ca2+/cation ATPases; Calmodulin; Neurospora crassa; nca-2; thermotolerance
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