Data_Sheet_1_The Vacuolar Molybdate Transporter OsMOT1;2 Controls Molybdenum Remobilization in Rice.PDF (1.13 MB)
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posted on 09.03.2022, 05:11 authored by Dawei Hu, Mengzhen Li, Fang-Jie Zhao, Xin-Yuan Huang

Molybdenum (Mo) is an essential micronutrient for almost all living organisms. The Mo uptake process in plants has been well investigated. However, the mechanisms controlling Mo translocation and remobilization among different plant tissues are largely unknown, especially the allocation of Mo to rice grains that are the major dietary source of Mo for humans. In this study, we characterized the functions of a molybdate transporter, OsMOT1;2, in the interorgan allocation of Mo in rice. Heterologous expression in yeast established the molybdate transport activity of OsMOT1;2. OsMOT1;2 was highly expressed in the blades of the flag leaf and the second leaf during the grain filling stage. Subcellular localization revealed that OsMOT1;2 localizes to the tonoplast. Knockout of OsMOT1;2 led to more Mo accumulation in roots and less Mo translocation to shoots at the seedling stage and to grains at the maturity stage. The remobilization of Mo from older leaves to young leaves under molybdate-depleted condition was also decreased in the osmot1;2 knockout mutant. In contrast, overexpression of OsMOT1;2 enhanced the translocation of Mo from roots to shoots at the seedling stage. The remobilization of Mo from upper leaves to grains was also enhanced in the overexpression lines during grain filling. Our results suggest that OsMOT1;2 may function as a vacuolar molybdate exporter facilitating the efflux of Mo from the vacuole into the cytoplasm, and thus, it plays an important role in the root-to-shoot translocation of Mo and the remobilization of Mo from leaves to grains.

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