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Studies from Institute of Plant Biotechnology Have Provided New Data on Genetic Research (Screening and identification of soybean seed-specific genes...

August 19, 2014



Studies from Institute of Plant Biotechnology Have Provided New Data on Genetic Research (Screening and identification of soybean seed-specific genes by using integrated bioinformatics of digital differential display, microarray, and RNA-seq ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- A new study on Life Science Research is now available. According to news reporting originating from Saskatoon, Canada, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Soybean is one of the most economically important crops in the world. Soybean seeds have abundant protein and lipid content and very high economic value."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Plant Biotechnology, "In this study, a total of 184 seed-specific genes were obtained using online microarray databases, DDD, and RNA-seq data. The reported seed-specific genes in soybean and the 184 seed-specific genes analyzed in this paper were compared. Of the screened genes, 26 were common to both previous reports and the current screening. Meanwhile, 90 of the 184 genes have homologous counterparts in Arabidopsis, among which 24 have seed-specific expression, as indicated by microarray data for Arabidopsis. Furthermore, promoter analysis showed that almost all seed-specific genes contain at least one seed specific-related element. Seed-specific element Skn-1 motif exists in most, if not all, of the seed-specific genes screened. Five genes were randomly selected from 184 soybean seed specific gene pool and their expressions were quantified using quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) to further confirm the specificity of the screened genes. The results indicated that all five genes showed seed-specific expression."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Moreover, the identification of genes with seed-specific expression screened in this study provides information valuable to the in-depth study of soybean."

For more information on this research see: Screening and identification of soybean seed-specific genes by using integrated bioinformatics of digital differential display, microarray, and RNA-seq data. Gene, 2014;546(2):177-186. Gene can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Gene - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/506033)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G.J. Yin, Natl Res Council Canada, Inst Plant Biotechnol, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W9, Canada. Additional authors for this research include H.L. Xu, J.Y. Liu, C. Gao, J.Y. Sun, Y.M. Yan and Y.K. Hu (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Life Science Research, North and Central America

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