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Table 1 Functional and biochemical features of the reported immunity-related NAC transcription factors

From: NAC transcription factors in plant immunity

Plants Gene Trans-activity Functions Possible mechanisms Target genes
Arabidopsis ANAC019
ANAC055
ANAC072
Activators/Repressors anac019 anac055 mutant increased resistance to Botrytis cinerea;
Stomatal immunity to Pseudomonas syringae
SA or JA signaling, stomatal immunity VSP1, ICS1, SAGT1 and BSMT1
ANAC042/JUB1 Activator Overexpression decreased resistance while anac042 mutant increased resistance to P. syringae pv. tomato (Pst) DC3000 Phytoalexin biosynthesis  
ATAF1 Activator Overexpression decreased resistance while loss-of function mutants increased resistance to Pst DC3000, B. cinerea, and Alternaria brassicicola.
ataf1 mutant decreased penetration resistance to Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei (Bgh)
ABA signaling  
ATAF2 Unknown Overexpression decreased resistance to Fusarium oxysporum, but induced response to TMV Interaction with TMV replicase protein  
ANAC062/NTL6 Activator Overexpression of an active form increased resistance to Pst DC3000 PR gene expression PR1, PR2, PR5
CBNAC/
NTL9
Repressor cbnac mutant increased resistance to Pst DC3000
Stomatal immunity to Pst DC3000
ETI and SA signaling, stomatal immunity PR1, ICS1, EDS1, PAD4, PBS3
NAC4 Unknown Overexpression increased Pst DC3000-induced cell death Targets of miR164, programmed cell death LURP1, WRKY40, WRKY54
Rice OsNAC6 Activator Overexpression increased resistance to Magnaporthe oryzae Defense gene expression AK104277 (peroxidase), AK110725 (DUF26)
RIM1 Activator rim1 mutant increased resistance to Rice dwarf virus JA signaling  
ONAC122,
ONAC131
Activator Silencing decreased resistance to M. oryzae Defense gene expression  
OsNAC111 Activator Overexpression increased resistance to M. oryzae PR gene expression PR2 and PR8
OsNAC066 Activator Overexpression increased resistance to M. oryzae and Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae ABA signaling LIP9 and NCED4
OsNAC60 Unknown Mutation increased susceptibility to M. oryzae SA signaling  
OsNAC58 Unknown Overexpression increased resistance to
Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae
  
Tomato SlSRN1 Activator Silencing attenuated resistance to B. cinerea and Pst DC3000 PR gene expression  
SlNAC35 Activator Overexpression improved resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum PR gene expression  
JA2 Activator JA2-suppressed plants increased susceptibility to Pst DC3118 ABA-mediated stomatal closure NCED1
JA2L Activator JA2L-suppressed plants increased resistance to Pst DC3118 SA accumulation and stomatal reopening SAMT1 and SAMT2
Barley HvNAC6 Activator RNAi plants reduced resistance to Bgh ABA signaling  
Wheat TaNAC21/TaNAC22 Activator Silencing increased resistance to Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici Target of tae-miR164  
TaNAC1 No activity Overexpression decreased resistance to Pst DC3000 SA and JA signaling  
TaNAC30 Activator Silencing of TaNAC30 increased resistance to P. striiformis f. sp. tritici   
TaNAC6s Activator Overexpression of TaNAC6-A enhanced resistance to Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici JA signaling  
Cotton GbNAC1 Unknown Silencing decreased resistance to Verticillium dahliae   
GhATAF1 Activator Overexpression decreased resistance to B. cinere and V. dahliae SA and JA signaling  
Potato StNTP1,
StNTP2
Unknown Silencing decreased resistance to Phytophthora infestans Targets of the RxLR effector Pi03192  
Grapevine VvNAC1 Activator Overexpression increased resistance to B. cinerea and Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis Defense gene expression  
Chinese wild grape VpNAC1 Activator Overexpression increased resistance to Erysiphe cichoracearum and Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae PR gene expression  
Artemisia annua AaNAC1 Activator Overexpression increased resistance to B. cinerea Increase artemisinin content  
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