Class III Peroxidases in Response to Multiple Abiotic Stresses in Arabidopsis thaliana Pyrenean Populations

Ali Eljebbawi, Bruno Savelli, Cyril Libourel, José Manuel Estevez, Christophe Dunand

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Class III peroxidases constitute a plant-specific multigene family, where 73 genes have been identified in Arabidopsis thaliana. These genes are members of the reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulatory network in the whole plant, but more importantly, at the root level. In response to abiotic stresses such as cold, heat, and salinity, their expression is significantly modified. To learn more about their transcriptional regulation, an integrative phenotypic, genomic, and transcriptomic study was executed on the roots of A. thaliana Pyrenean populations. Initially, the root phenotyping highlighted 3 Pyrenean populations to be tolerant to cold (Eaux), heat (Herr), and salt (Grip) stresses. Then, the RNA-seq analyses on these three populations, in addition to Col-0, displayed variations in CIII Prxs expression under stressful treatments and between different genotypes. Consequently, several CIII Prxs were particularly upregulated in the tolerant populations, suggesting novel and specific roles of these genes in plant tolerance against abiotic stresses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3960
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022


  • abiotic stress
  • class III peroxidases
  • natural populations
  • RNA-seq
  • root development
  • ROS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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