OrganismArabidopsis thaliana
Aging PhenotypeN/A
Allele TypeDeletion
DescriptionDeletion of the WRKY6 promoter results in defects in root and leaf cell senescence (Robatzek and Somssich, 2001)
Gene FunctionWRKY6 is a member of a plant-specific family of transcription factors.
Other PhenotypesWRKY6 is a transcription factor involved in controlling processes related to senescence and pathogen defense (Robatzek and Somssich, 2001) and is a positive regulator of PR1 expression (Robatzek, et al., 2002). WRKY6 is strongly expressed during senescence (Robatzek and Somssich, 2001).
Primary ReferenceRobatzek, S., and I. E. Somssich, 2001 A new member of the Arabidopsis WRKY transcription factor family, AtWRKY6, is associated with both senescence- and defence-related processes. Plant J 28: 123-133. [Abstract]
Other ReferencesRobatzek, S., and I. E. Somssich, 2002 Targets of AtWRKY6 regulation during plant senescence and pathogen defense. Genes Dev 16: 1139-1149. [Abstract]
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Keywordssenescence, plant, transcription factor