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International Journal of Genomics
Volume 2015, Article ID 265791, 8 pages
Research Article

Analysis of the Thinopyrum elongatum Transcriptome under Water Deficit Stress

Key Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Genetic Breeding of Heilongjiang Province, College of Life Science and Technology, Harbin Normal University, Heilongjiang 150025, China

Received 5 November 2014; Revised 13 January 2015; Accepted 20 January 2015

Academic Editor: Ferenc Olasz

Copyright © 2015 Yongjun Shu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The transcriptome of Thinopyrum elongatum under water deficit stress was analyzed using RNA-Seq technology. The results showed that genes involved in processes of amplification of stress signaling, reductions in oxidative damage, creation of protectants, and roots development were expressed differently, which played an important role in the response to water deficit. The Th. elongatum transcriptome research highlights the activation of a large set of water deficit-related genes in this species and provides a valuable resource for future functional analysis of candidate genes in the water deficit stress response.