Natural variation in the promoter of TGW2 determines grain width and weight in rice

Banpu Ruan, Lianguang Shang, Bin Zhang, Jiang Hu, Yuexing Wang, Hai Lin, Anpeng Zhang, Chaolei Liu, Youlin Peng, Li Zhu, Deyong Ren, Lan Shen, Guojun Dong, Guangheng Zhang, Dali Zeng, Longbiao Guo, Qian Qian, Zhenyu Gao
New Phytologist, 2020, 227(2): 629-640  DOI: 10.1111/nph.16540;      追溯原文......本站官方QQ群:62473826
cell number regulator; grain width and weight; quantitative trait locus (QTL); rice; TGW2; yield
State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology, China National Rice Research Institute; Shenzhen Branch, Guangdong Laboratory for Lingnan Modern Agriculture, Genome Analysis Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

  • Understanding the genetic basis of natural variation in grain size among diverse rice varieties can help breeders develop high‐yielding rice cultivars.
  • Here, we report the discovery of qTGW2 , a new semidominant quantitative trait locus for grain width and weight. The corresponding gene, TGW2 , encodes CELL NUMBER REGULATOR 1 (OsCNR1) localized to the plasma membrane.
  • A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) variation 1818 bp upstream of TGW2 is responsible for its different expression, leading to alteration in grain width and weight by influencing cell proliferation and expansion in glumes. TGW2 interacts with KRP1, a regulator of cell cycle in plants, to negatively regulate grain width and weight. Genetic diversity analysis of TGW2 in 141 rice accessions revealed it as a breeding target in a selective sweep region.
  • Our findings provide new insights into the genetic mechanism underlying grain morphology and grain weight, and uncover a promising gene for improving rice yield.
  • TGW2启动子的自然变异决定水稻粒宽和粒重

      粒宽和粒重; 细胞数量调控因子 qTGW2; OsCNR1