Title：Bacillus amyloliquefaciens LZ04 improves the resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana to high calcium stress and the potential role of lncRNA-miRNAmRNA regulatory network in the resistance
Authors: Li F, Shi TL, He AL, Huang XL, Gong JY, Yi Y*, Zhang JL*(张金林)
Journal: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Impact factor: IF2019=3.72
Abstract: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens is a non-pathogenic and plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium that enhances plant resistance to drought and diseases. Arabidopsis thaliana is a multipurpose model plant for exploring microorganism-plant interactions and a crucial vegetal tool for molecular research. Non-coding RNAs are RNA molecules involved in the regulation of various biological functions and constitute a research hotspot in the field of plant biology. In this study, the effect of B. amyloliquefaciens treatment on the resistance of A. thaliana to high calcium stress was analyzed. The transcriptome sequencing of A. thaliana roots under four treatment conditions was performed to screen differentially expressed lncRNAs, mRNAs and miRNAs. Functional analysis was also performed to understand the potential mechanism by which B. amyloliquefaciens-regulated lncRNAs, miRNAs and mRNAs affect the resistance of A. thaliana to high calcium stress. The results indicated that B. amyloliquefaciens treatment increased the resistance of A. thaliana to high calcium stress. A set of differentially expressed lncRNAs, mRNAs and miRNAs were screened between the high calcium and control group on one hand, and high calcium and high calcium + B. amyloliquefaciens groups on the other hand. Functional analysis indicated that the differentially expressed mRNAs and miRNA were involved in various biological functions and that transcriptional dysregulation caused by high calcium stress involves metabolic processes rather than defense responses. Conclusively, B. amyloliquefaciens may improve the resistance of A. thaliana to high calcium stress via a lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA regulatory network. These findings will contribute to the development of agriculture in karst regions with high calcium content.