Dataset on double mutation in PGIP of Glycine max improves defense to PG of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Published: 22 February 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/t8fnb5vmtr.1
Anurag Chaurasia, Mayank Rashmi, Sneha Murmu, Dipak T Nagrale, Mahender Singh, Santosh Kumar Behera, Raja Shankar, Rajiv Ranjan, Girish Kumar Jha,


The cell wall of the Glycine max altered by the polygalacturonases (PGs) secreted by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, causes disease and quality losses. In soybeans, a resistance protein called polygalacturonases-inhibiting proteins (PGIPs) binds to the PG to block fungal infection. The active site residues of PGIP3, VAL170 and GLN242 are mutated naturally by various amino acids in different types of PGIPs. Therefore, the mutation of VAL170 to GLY is ineffective but the GLN242 amino acid mutation by LYS significantly alters the structure and is crucial for interacting with the PG protein. Docking and Molecular Dynamics simulation provide a comprehensive evaluation of the interactions between gmPGIP and ssPG. By elucidating the structural basis of the interaction between gmPGIP and ssPG, this investigation lays a foundation for the development of targeted strategies in-order to enhance soybean resistance against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. By leveraging this knowledge, researchers can potentially engineer soybean varieties with improved resistance to the fungus, thereby reducing disease incidence and improving crop yields.



Molecular Dynamics