Identification of partial genomic DNA sequence coding for Glyoxalase I gene in the white mangrove and its associated plant Ipomea Macrantha Roem & Schult: A casual interrelationship
Gayathri PV, Siraj MV, Lalitha CR
Plant response to salt stress and the mechanism of salt tolerance have been the major focus of plant biology research. The mangrove plant Avicennia officinalis and associated woody climber Ipomea macrantha, observed northern mangrove regions of Kerala. Most abiotic stress causes significant increase in MG level and Gly I gene activity. In the present study a partial genomic DNA sequence coding for Gly I was PCR amplified by using gene specific primers in the mangrove plant A. officinalis (250 bp.) and its associated plant I.macrantha (300 bp.). The presence of multi stress responsive Gly I gene indicates its role in the protection against MG, formed under various stresses and its future utility in developing various stress tolerant crop plants. The current study also reveals the interrelationship between mangroves and its associated plants at the molecular level and adaptive mechanism of mangroves and associated plants under saline conditions.