Table 4

Summary of phenotypic and molecular plasticity evidenced for the two studied genotypes (G1 and G2), between irrigated (IR) and non irrigated (NI) treatments

G1

G2

IR NI

IR NI


Above-ground biomass

decrease

stable


Transcript abundance

Hormones

+

--

Secondary messengers

+ (light signalling)

-- (light signalling) ++ (receptor kinases)

Other stress related genes

+

-- (heat-shock proteins) ++ (PR proteins)

Transcription factors

stable

++

Cellular protection

+

--

Damages repair

+ (carbohydrates secondary metabolism),

++ (cell organisation, lipids, proteins) -- (secondary metabolism)

Cellular activity maintenance

stable

-- (photosynthesis, transport)


Abbreviations: +/- means that in a given category more than 50% of the genes are over/underexpressed in NI.++/-- means that in a given category more than 50% of the genes are over/underexpressed in NI with a log2-tranformed fold change <-0.8 or >0.8.

Villar et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:538   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-538

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