J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2018, Vol. 60 ›› Issue (7): 530-535.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.12644

• Letters to the Editor •     Next Articles

SDG721 and SDG705 are required for rice growth

Pengfei Jiang1,2, Shiliang Wang1,2, Aziz Ul Ikram2, Zuntao Xu2, Haiyang Jiang1, Beijiu Cheng1* and Yong Ding2*   

  1. 1National Engineering Laboratory of Crop Stress Resistance/ Key Laboratory of Crop Biology of Anhui Province, School of Life Sciences, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei 230036, China
    2CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
  • Received:2018-02-05 Accepted:2018-02-22 Published:2018-07-01
  • About author:**Correspondences: Email: Yong Ding (dingyong@ustc.edu.cn, Dr Ding is fully responsible for the distribution of all materials associated with this article), Bejiu Cheng (cbj@ahau.edu.cn)


H3K4me3 plays important roles in development, transcription, and environmental responses. Here, we report that SDG721 (SET‐domain group protein 721) and SDG705 are involved in regulating rice development. SDG721 and SDG705 encode TRITHORAX‐like proteins, which appear to modulate H3K4 methylation levels. Loss of SDG721 and SDG705 function resulted in GA‐deficient phenotypes, including semi‐dwarfism, reduced cell length, and reduced panicle branching. The transcripts levels and H3K4me3 levels of GA biosynthesis genes and GA signaling pathway genes were downregulated in the sdg721 sdg705 plants. Together, these results suggest that SDG721 and SDG705 regulate H3K4 methylation, which is crucial for plant development in rice.

Editorial Office, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Institute of Botany, CAS
No. 20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan, Beijing 100093, China
Tel: +86 10 6283 6133 Fax: +86 10 8259 2636 E-mail: jipb@ibcas.ac.cn
Copyright © 2022 by the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Online ISSN: 1744-7909 Print ISSN: 1672-9072 CN: 11-5067/Q