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Yi Chuan ; 41(9): 836-844, 2019 Sep 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31549682

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Wheat is one of the main food crops and widely grown in the world. It feeds more than 35% of the world's population. Obtaining high-quality genome sequences of wheat is important for its basic and breeding researches. However, the large and complex genome of wheat once led to its genome sequencing as an "impossible task". Recently, with the development of high-throughput sequencing and assembly technology, many wheat genome sequences have been released, and their sequencing and assembly quality is being improved continuously. In the last two years, five wheat reference genomes with different ploidy levels have been published, including two diploid ancestors Triticum urartu (AA) and Aegilops tauschii (DD), wild and cultivated tetraploid wheat T. turgidum ssp. dicoccoides (BBAA) and hexaploid wheat T. aestivum (BBAADD). Among them, the sequencing and analysis of the T. urartu genome, a donor of polyploid wheat A subgenome, was led by the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In this review, we summarize the research progress on structure and evolution analyses of the T. urartu genome to provide some valuable information for promoting the basic and applied researches of wheat.


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Genoma de Planta , Triticum/genética , Aegilops/genética , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Poliploidia , Triticum/classificação
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 367, 2019 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31429697

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BACKGROUND: Adaptation to abiotic stresses is crucial for the survival of perennial plants in a natural environment. However, very little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Here, we adopted a liquid culture system to investigate plant adaptation to repeated salt stress in Populus trees. RESULTS: We first evaluated phenotypic responses and found that plants exhibit better stress tolerance after pre-treatment of salt stress. Time-course RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) was then performed to profile changes in gene expression over 12 h of salt treatments. Analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) indicated that significant transcriptional reprogramming and adaptation to repeated salt treatment occurred. Clustering analysis identified two modules of co-expressed genes that were potentially critical for repeated salt stress adaptation, and one key module for salt stress response in general. Gene Ontology (GO) enrichment analysis identified pathways including hormone signaling, cell wall biosynthesis and modification, negative regulation of growth, and epigenetic regulation to be highly enriched in these gene modules. CONCLUSIONS: This study illustrates phenotypic and transcriptional adaptation of Populus trees to salt stress, revealing novel gene modules which are potentially critical for responding and adapting to salt stress.


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Adaptação Fisiológica/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Populus/genética , Estresse Salino/genética , Transcrição Genética , Ontologia Genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Genoma de Planta , Fenótipo , Populus/fisiologia , RNA de Plantas , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transcriptoma , Árvores/genética , Árvores/fisiologia
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 369, 2019 Aug 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438855

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BACKGROUND: Cucumis melo is a suitable study material for investigation of fruit ripening owing to its climacteric nature. Long non-coding RNAs have been linked to many important biological processes, such as fruit ripening, flowering time regulation, and abiotic stress responses in plants. However, knowledge of the regulatory roles of lncRNAs underlying the ripening process in C. melo are largely unknown. In this study the complete transcriptome of Cucumis melo L. cv. Hetao fruit at four developmental stages was sequenced and analyzed. The potential role of lncRNAs was predicted based on the function of differentially expressed target genes and correlated genes. RESULTS: In total, 3857 lncRNAs were assembled and annotated, of which 1601 were differentially expressed between developmental stages. The target genes of these lncRNAs and the regulatory relationship (cis- or trans-acting) were predicted. The target genes were enriched with GO terms for biological process, such as response to auxin stimulus and hormone biosynthetic process. Enriched KEGG pathways included plant hormone signal transduction and carotenoid biosynthesis. Co-expression network construction showed that LNC_002345 and LNC_000154, which were highly expressed, might co-regulate with mutiple genes associated with auxin signal transduction and acted in the same pathways. We identified lncRNAs (LNC_000987, LNC_000693, LNC_001323, LNC_003610, LNC_001263 and LNC_003380) that were correlated with fruit ripening and the climacteric, and may participate in the regulation of ethylene biosynthesis and metabolism and the ABA signaling pathway. A number of crucial transcription factors, such as ERFs, WRKY70, NAC56, and NAC72, may also play important roles in the regulation of fruit ripening in C. melo. CONCLUSIONS: Our results predict the regulatory functions of the lncRNAs during melon fruit development and ripening, and 142 highly expressed lncRNAs (average FPKM > 100) were identified. These lncRNAs participate in the regulation of auxin signal transduction, ethylene, sucrose biosynthesis and metabolism, the ABA signaling pathway, and transcription factors, thus regulating fruit development and ripening.


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Cucumis melo/genética , Frutas/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/fisiologia , RNA de Plantas/fisiologia , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Climatério , Cucumis melo/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Frutas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma de Planta , Fenótipo , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/metabolismo , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transdução de Sinais , Transcriptoma
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Gene ; 717: 144045, 2019 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31425741

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The MADS-box gene family encodes transcription factors and plays an important role in plant growth and the development of flower and fruit. A perennial dioecious plant, the red bayberry genome has been published recently, providing the opportunity to analyze the MADS-box gene family and its role in fruit development and ripening. Here, we identified 54 MADS-box genes in the red bayberry genome, and classified them into two types based on phylogenetic analysis. Thirteen Type I MADS-box genes were subdivided into three subfamilies and 41 Type II MADS-box genes into 13 subfamilies. A total of 46 MADS-box genes were distributed across eight red bayberry chromosomes, and the other eight genes were located on the unmapped scaffolds. Transcriptome analysis suggested that the expression of most Type II genes was higher than Type I in five female tissues. Moreover, 26 MADS-box genes were expressed during red bayberry fruit development and ten of them showed high expression. qRT-PCR showed that the expression of MrMADS01 (SEP, MIKCC), with differences between the pale pink and red varieties, increased significantly at the final ripening stage, suggesting it may participate in ripening as positive regulator and related to anthocyanin biosynthesis. These results provide some clues for future study of MADS-box genes in red bayberry, especially in ripening process.


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Frutas/fisiologia , Proteínas de Domínio MADS/genética , Myricaceae/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Frutas/genética , Frutas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genoma de Planta , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Família Multigênica , Filogenia
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 342, 2019 Aug 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31387526

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BACKGROUND: GRAS are plant-specific transcription factors that play important roles in plant growth and development. Although the GRAS gene family has been studied in many plants, there has been little research on the GRAS genes of Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum), which is an important crop rich in rutin. The recently published whole genome sequence of Tartary buckwheat allows us to study the characteristics and expression patterns of the GRAS gene family in Tartary buckwheat at the genome-wide level. RESULTS: In this study, 47 GRAS genes of Tartary buckwheat were identified and divided into 10 subfamilies: LISCL, HAM, DELLA, SCR, PAT1, SCL4/7, LAS, SHR, SCL3, and DLT. FtGRAS genes were unevenly distributed on 8 chromosomes, and members of the same subfamily contained similar gene structures and motif compositions. Some FtGRAS genes may have been produced by gene duplications; tandem duplication contributed more to the expansion of the GRAS gene family in Tartary buckwheat. Real-time PCR showed that the transcription levels of FtGRAS were significantly different in different tissues and fruit development stages, implying that FtGRAS might have different functions. Furthermore, an increase in fruit weight was induced by exogenous paclobutrazol, and the transcription level of the DELLA subfamily member FtGRAS22 was significantly upregulated during the whole fruit development stage. Therefore, FtGRAS22 may be a potential target for molecular breeding or genetic editing. CONCLUSIONS: Collectively, this systematic analysis lays a foundation for further study of the functional characteristics of GRAS genes and for the improvement of Tartary buckwheat crops.


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Fagopyrum/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição/fisiologia , Fagopyrum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fagopyrum/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma de Planta , Família Multigênica , Filogenia , Desenvolvimento Vegetal/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Sintenia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Triazóis/farmacologia
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 344, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31390980

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BACKGROUND: In the study, the trihelix family, also referred to as GT factors, is one of the transcription factor families. Trihelix genes play roles in the light response, seed maturation, leaf development, abiotic and biological stress and other biological activities. However, the trihelix family in tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum), an important usable medicinal crop, has not yet been thoroughly studied. The genome of tartary buckwheat has recently been reported and provides a theoretical basis for our research on the characteristics and expression of trihelix genes in tartary buckwheat based at the whole level. RESULTS: In the present study, a total of 31 FtTH genes were identified based on the buckwheat genome. They were named from FtTH1 to FtTH31 and grouped into 5 groups (GT-1, GT-2, SH4, GTγ and SIP1). FtTH genes are not evenly distributed on the chromosomes, and we found segmental duplication events of FtTH genes on tartary buckwheat chromosomes. According to the results of gene and motif composition, FtTH located in the same group contained analogous intron/exon organizations and motif organizations. qRT-PCR showed that FtTH family members have multiple expression patterns in stems, roots, leaves, fruits, and flowers and during fruit development. CONCLUSIONS: Through our study, we identified 31 FtTH genes in tartary buckwheat and synthetically further analyzed the evolution and expression pattern of FtTH proteins. The structure and motif organizations of most genes are conserved in each subfamily, suggesting that they may be functionally conserved. The FtTH characteristics of the gene expression patterns indicate functional diversity in the time and space in the tartary buckwheat life process. Based on the discussion and analysis of FtTH gene function, we screened some genes closely related to the growth and development of tartary buckwheat. This will help us to further study the function of FtTH genes through experimental exploration in tartary buckwheat growth and improve the fruit of tartary buckwheat.


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Fagopyrum/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Evolução Molecular , Fagopyrum/metabolismo , Duplicação Gênica , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes de Plantas , Genoma de Planta , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 345, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31390991

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BACKGROUND: Aquaporin (AQP) proteins comprise a group of membrane intrinsic proteins (MIPs) that are responsible for transporting water and other small molecules, which is crucial for plant survival under stress conditions including salt stress. Despite the vital role of AQPs, little is known about them in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). RESULTS: In this study, we identified 39 aquaporin-encoding genes in cucumber that were separated by phylogenetic analysis into five sub-families (PIP, TIP, NIP, SIP, and XIP). Their substrate specificity was then assessed based on key amino acid residues such as the aromatic/Arginine (ar/R) selectivity filter, Froger's positions, and specificity-determining positions. The putative cis-regulatory motifs available in the promoter region of each AQP gene were analyzed and results revealed that their promoter regions contain many abiotic related cis-regulatory elements. Furthermore, analysis of previously released RNA-seq data revealed tissue- and treatment-specific expression patterns of cucumber AQP genes (CsAQPs). Three aquaporins (CsTIP1;1, CsPIP2;4, and CsPIP1;2) were the most transcript abundance genes, with CsTIP1;1 showing the highest expression levels among all aquaporins. Subcellular localization analysis in Nicotiana benthamiana epidermal cells revealed the diverse and broad array of sub-cellular localizations of CsAQPs. We then performed RNA-seq to identify the expression pattern of CsAQPs under salt stress and found a general decreased expression level of root CsAQPs. Moreover, qRT-PCR revealed rapid changes in the expression levels of CsAQPs in response to diverse abiotic stresses including salt, polyethylene glycol (PEG)-6000, heat, and chilling stresses. Additionally, transient expression of AQPs in N. benthamiana increased leaf water loss rate, suggesting their potential roles in the regulation of plant water status under stress conditions. CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicated that CsAQPs play important roles in response to salt stress. The genome-wide identification and primary function characterization of cucumber aquaporins provides insight to elucidate the complexity of the AQP gene family and their biological functions in cucumber.


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Aquaporinas/fisiologia , Cucumis sativus/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/fisiologia , Aquaporinas/genética , Aquaporinas/metabolismo , Cucumis sativus/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genoma de Planta , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Filogenia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Transcriptoma , Água/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10380-10391, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31464444

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The timing of spring bud flush (TBF) is of economic importance for tea plant (Camellia sinensis) breeding. We employed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify favorable single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) allelic variations as well as candidate genes that control TBF of C. sinensis using specific-locus-amplified fragment sequencing (SLAF-seq) in a diversity panel comprising 151 tea plant germplasm resources. GWAS analysis revealed 26 SNPs associated with TBF in three years, and we eventually identified a final significant SNP for TBF. To identify candidate genes possibly related to TBF, we screened seven candidate genes within 100 kb regions surrounding the trait-related SNP loci. Furthermore, the favorable allelic variation, the "TT" genotype in the SNP loci, was discovered, and a derived cleaved amplified polymorphism (dCAPS) marker was designed that cosegregated with TBF, which could be used for marker-assisted selection (MAS) breeding in C. sinensis. The results obtained from this study can provide a theoretical and applied basis for the MAS of early breeding in tea plants in the future.


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Camellia sinensis/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Alelos , Cruzamento , Camellia sinensis/classificação , Camellia sinensis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Variação Genética , Genoma de Planta , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Locos de Características Quantitativas
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(Suppl 13): 384, 2019 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31337332

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BACKGROUND: The development of next generation sequencer (NGS) and the analytical methods allowed the researchers to profile their samples more precisely and easier than before. Especially for agriculture, the certification of the genomic background of their plant materials would be important for the reliability of seed market and stable yield as well as for quarantine procedure. However, the analysis of NGS data is still difficult for non-computational researchers or breeders to verify their samples because majority of current softwares for NGS analysis require users to access unfamiliar Linux environment. MAIN BODY: Here, we developed a web-application, "Soybean-VCF2Genomes", http://pgl.gnu.ac.kr/soy_vcf2genome/ to map single sample variant call format (VCF) file against known soybean germplasm collection for identification of the closest soybean accession. Based on principal component analysis (PCA), we simplified genotype matrix for lowering computational burden while maintaining accurate clustering. With our web-application, users can simply upload single sample VCF file created by more than 10x resequencing strategy to find the closest samples along with linkage dendrogram of the reference genotype matrix. CONCLUSION: The information of the closest soybean cultivar will allow breeders to estimate relative germplasmic position of their query sample to determine soybean breeding strategies. Moreover, our VCF2Genomes scheme can be extended to other plant species where the whole genome sequences of core collection are publicly available.


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Genoma de Planta , Soja/genética , Interface Usuário-Computador , Análise por Conglomerados , Bases de Dados Factuais , Genótipo , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Aprendizado de Máquina , Fenótipo , Filogenia , Análise de Componente Principal , Sementes/genética , Soja/classificação , Soja/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 293, 2019 Jul 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31272375

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BACKGROUND: Robust phylogenies for species with giant genomes and closely related taxa can build evolutionary frameworks for investigating the origin and evolution of these genomic gigantisms. Paris japonica (Melanthiaceae) has the largest genome that has been confirmed in eukaryotes to date; however, its phylogenetic position remains unresolved. As a result, the evolutionary history of the genomic gigantisms in P. japonica remains poorly understood. RESULTS: We used next-generation sequencing to generate complete plastomes of P. japonica, P. verticillata, Trillium govanianum, Ypsilandra thibetica and Y. yunnanensis. Together with published plastomes, the infra-familial relationships in Melanthiaceae and infra-generic phylogeny in Paris were investigated, and their divergence times were calculated. The results indicated that the expansion of the ancestral genome of extant Paris and Trillium occurred approximately from 59.16 Mya to 38.21 Mya. The sister relationship between P. japonica and the section Euthyra was recovered, and they diverged around the transition of the Oligocene/Miocene (20 Mya), when the Japan Islands were separated from the continent of Asia. CONCLUSIONS: The genome size expansion in the most recent common ancestor for Paris and Trillium was most possibly a gradual process that lasted for approximately 20 million years. The divergence of P. japonica (section Kinugasa) and other taxa with thick rhizome may have been triggered by the isolation of the Japan Islands from the continent of Asia. This long-term separation, since the Oligocene/Miocene boundary, would have played an important role in the formation and evolution of the genomic gigantism in P. japonica. Moreover, our results support the taxonomic treatment of Paris as a genus rather than dividing it into three genera, but do not support the recognition of T. govanianum as the separate genus Trillidium.


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Tamanho do Genoma , Genoma de Cloroplastos , Genoma de Planta , Melanthiaceae/genética , Cloroplastos , Evolução Molecular , Filogenia
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Physiol Plant ; 166(4): 892-893, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31294874

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Drought is an increasingly common climatic event that can devastate ecosystems, as well as surrounding agricultural and forestry industries. Few places face this challenge more than Australia, where millennia of droughts linked to geography and climatic drivers, such as El Niño, have shaped the flora and fauna into forms predicated on resilience and economy. How an organism responds to these cyclic challenges is a combination of the inherent tolerance mechanisms encoded in their genome and outside influences, such as the effect of nutrients and symbiotic interactions. In this issue of Physiologia Plantarum, Tariq et al. (2019) describes how the presence of the element phosphorus can bolster the physiological and biochemical response of eucalypt seedlings to severe drought conditions.


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Secas , Genoma de Planta/genética , Fósforo/metabolismo , Plântula/genética , Plântula/metabolismo , Austrália
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Genome Biol ; 20(1): 136, 2019 07 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31300020

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BACKGROUND: Bread wheat is one of the most important and broadly studied crops. However, due to the complexity of its genome and incomplete genome collection of wild populations, the bread wheat genome landscape and domestication history remain elusive. RESULTS: By investigating the whole-genome resequencing data of 93 accessions from worldwide populations of bread wheat and its diploid and tetraploid progenitors, together with 90 published exome-capture data, we find that the B subgenome has more variations than A and D subgenomes, including SNPs and deletions. Population genetics analyses support a monophyletic origin of domesticated wheat from wild emmer in northern Levant, with substantial introgressed genomic fragments from southern Levant. Southern Levant contributes more than 676 Mb in AB subgenomes and enriched in the pericentromeric regions. The AB subgenome introgression happens at the early stage of wheat speciation and partially contributes to their greater genetic diversity. Furthermore, we detect massive alien introgressions that originated from distant species through natural and artificial hybridizations, resulting in the reintroduction of ~ 709 Mb and ~ 1577 Mb sequences into bread wheat landraces and varieties, respectively. A large fraction of these intra- and inter-introgression fragments are associated with quantitative trait loci of important traits, and selection events are also identified. CONCLUSION: We reveal the significance of multiple introgressions from distant wild populations and alien species in shaping the genetic components of bread wheat, and provide important resources and new perspectives for future wheat breeding.


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Evolução Biológica , Variação Genética , Genoma de Planta , Hibridização Genética , Triticum/genética , Cromossomos de Plantas , Domesticação , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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Genome Biol ; 20(1): 139, 2019 07 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31307500

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BACKGROUND: Bread wheat is an allohexaploid species with a 16-Gb genome that has large intergenic regions, which presents a big challenge for pinpointing regulatory elements and further revealing the transcriptional regulatory mechanisms. Chromatin profiling to characterize the combinatorial patterns of chromatin signatures is a powerful means to detect functional elements and clarify regulatory activities in human studies. RESULTS: In the present study, through comprehensive analyses of the open chromatin, DNA methylome, seven major chromatin marks, and transcriptomic data generated for seedlings of allohexaploid wheat, we detected distinct chromatin architectural features surrounding various functional elements, including genes, promoters, enhancer-like elements, and transposons. Thousands of new genic regions and cis-regulatory elements are identified based on the combinatorial pattern of chromatin features. Roughly 1.5% of the genome encodes a subset of active regulatory elements, including promoters and enhancer-like elements, which are characterized by a high degree of chromatin openness and histone acetylation, an abundance of CpG islands, and low DNA methylation levels. A comparison across sub-genomes reveals that evolutionary selection on gene regulation is targeted at the sequence and chromatin feature levels. The divergent enrichment of cis-elements between enhancer-like sequences and promoters implies these functional elements are targeted by different transcription factors. CONCLUSIONS: We herein present a systematic epigenomic map for the annotation of cis-regulatory elements in the bread wheat genome, which provides new insights into the connections between chromatin modifications and cis-regulatory activities in allohexaploid wheat.


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Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , Metilação de DNA , Código das Histonas , Elementos Reguladores de Transcrição , Triticum/genética , Evolução Biológica , Epigenômica , Genoma de Planta , Plântula/metabolismo , Triticum/metabolismo
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Planta ; 250(3): 971-977, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31256257

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MAIN CONCLUSION: In spite of the limited investment in orphan crops, access to new technologies such as bioinformatics and low-cost genotyping opens new doors to modernise their breeding effectively. Innovation in plant breeding is imperative to meet the world's growing demand for staple food and feed crops, and orphan crops can play a significant role in increasing productivity and quality, especially in developing countries. The short breeding history of most orphan crops implies that genetic gain should be achievable through easy-to-implement approaches such as forward breeding for simple traits or introgression of elite alleles at key target trait loci. However, limited financial support and access to sufficient, relevant and reliable phenotypic data continue to pose major challenges in terms of resources and capabilities. Digitalisation of orphan-crop breeding programmes can help not only to improve data quality and management, but also to mitigate data scarcity by allowing data to be accumulated and analysed over time and across teams. Bioinformatics tools and access to technologies such as molecular markers, some of them provided as services via specific platforms, allow breeders to implement modern strategies to improve breeding efficiency. In orphan crops, more marker-trait associations relevant to breeding germplasm are generally needed, but implementing digitalization, marker-based quality control or simple trait screening and introgression will help modernising breeding. Finally, the development of local capacities-of both people and infrastructure-remains a necessity to ensure the sustainable adoption of modern breeding approaches.


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Produção Agrícola/métodos , Produtos Agrícolas , Melhoramento Vegetal/métodos , Biologia Computacional , Produtos Agrícolas/genética , Genoma de Planta/genética
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 318, 2019 Jul 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31311506

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BACKGROUND: Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) array and re-sequencing technologies have different properties (e.g. calling rate, minor allele frequency profile) and drawbacks (e.g. ascertainment bias). This lead us to study their complementarity and the consequences of using them separately or combined in diversity analyses and Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS). We performed GWAS on three traits (grain yield, plant height and male flowering time) measured in 22 environments on a panel of 247 F1 hybrids obtained by crossing 247 diverse dent maize inbred lines with a same flint line. The 247 lines were genotyped using three genotyping technologies (Genotyping-By-Sequencing, Illumina Infinium 50 K and Affymetrix Axiom 600 K arrays). RESULTS: The effects of ascertainment bias of the 50 K and 600 K arrays were negligible for deciphering global genetic trends of diversity and for estimating relatedness in this panel. We developed an original approach based on linkage disequilibrium (LD) extent in order to determine whether SNPs significantly associated with a trait and that are physically linked should be considered as a single Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) or several independent QTLs. Using this approach, we showed that the combination of the three technologies, which have different SNP distributions and densities, allowed us to detect more QTLs (gain in power) and potentially refine the localization of the causal polymorphisms (gain in resolution). CONCLUSIONS: Conceptually different technologies are complementary for detecting QTLs by tagging different haplotypes in association studies. Considering LD, marker density and the combination of different technologies (SNP-arrays and re-sequencing), the genotypic data available were most likely enough to well represent polymorphisms in the centromeric regions, whereas using more markers would be beneficial for telomeric regions.


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Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla/métodos , Técnicas de Genotipagem , Haplótipos , Análise de Sequência com Séries de Oligonucleotídeos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Zea mays/genética , Alelos , Biodiversidade , Cromossomos de Plantas , Marcadores Genéticos , Genoma de Planta , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Zea mays/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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BMC Plant Biol ; 19(1): 319, 2019 Jul 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31311507

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BACKGROUND: Non-host resistance (NHR) presents a compelling long-term plant protection strategy for global food security, yet the genetic basis of NHR remains poorly understood. For many diseases, including stem rust of wheat [causal organism Puccinia graminis (Pg)], NHR is largely unexplored due to the inherent challenge of developing a genetically tractable system within which the resistance segregates. The present study turns to the pathogen's alternate host, barberry (Berberis spp.), to overcome this challenge. RESULTS: In this study, an interspecific mapping population derived from a cross between Pg-resistant Berberis thunbergii (Bt) and Pg-susceptible B. vulgaris was developed to investigate the Pg-NHR exhibited by Bt. To facilitate QTL analysis and subsequent trait dissection, the first genetic linkage maps for the two parental species were constructed and a chromosome-scale reference genome for Bt was assembled (PacBio + Hi-C). QTL analysis resulted in the identification of a single 13 cM region (~ 5.1 Mbp spanning 13 physical contigs) on the short arm of Bt chromosome 3. Differential gene expression analysis, combined with sequence variation analysis between the two parental species, led to the prioritization of several candidate genes within the QTL region, some of which belong to gene families previously implicated in disease resistance. CONCLUSIONS: Foundational genetic and genomic resources developed for Berberis spp. enabled the identification and annotation of a QTL associated with Pg-NHR. Although subsequent validation and fine mapping studies are needed, this study demonstrates the feasibility of and lays the groundwork for dissecting Pg-NHR in the alternate host of one of agriculture's most devastating pathogens.


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Basidiomycota/fisiologia , Berberis/genética , Berberis/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/genética , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Cromossomos de Plantas , Resistência à Doença/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma de Planta , Hibridização Genética , Padrões de Herança , Fenótipo , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Caules de Planta/microbiologia , Locos de Características Quantitativas
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(1): 371, 2019 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266441

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BACKGROUND: The falling cost of next-generation sequencing technology has allowed deep sequencing across related species and of individuals within species. Whole genome assemblies from these data remain high time- and resource-consuming computational tasks, particularly if best solutions are sought using different assembly strategies and parameter sets. However, in many cases, the underlying research questions are not genome-wide but rather target specific genes or sets of genes. We describe a novel assembly tool, SRAssembler, that efficiently assembles only contigs containing potential homologs of a gene or protein query, thus enabling gene-specific genome studies over large numbers of short read samples. RESULTS: We demonstrate the functionality of SRAssembler with examples largely drawn from plant genomics. The workflow implements a recursive strategy by which relevant reads are successively pulled from the input sets based on overlapping significant matches, resulting in virtual chromosome walking. The typical workflow behavior is illustrated with assembly of simulated reads. Applications to real data show that SRAssembler produces homologous contigs of equivalent quality to whole genome assemblies. Settings can be chosen to not only assemble presumed orthologs but also paralogous gene loci in distinct contigs. A key application is assembly of the same locus in many individuals from population genome data, which provides assessment of structural variation beyond what can be inferred from read mapping to a reference genome alone. SRAssembler can be used on modest computing resources or used in parallel on high performance computing clusters (most easily by invoking a dedicated Singularity image). CONCLUSIONS: SRAssembler offers an efficient tool to complement whole genome assembly software. It can be used to solve gene-specific research questions based on large genomic read samples from multiple sources and would be an expedient choice when whole genome assembly from the reads is either not feasible, too costly, or unnecessary. The program can also aid decision making on the depth of sequencing in an ongoing novel genome sequencing project or with respect to ultimate whole genome assembly strategies.


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Genômica/métodos , Software , Arabidopsis/genética , Loci Gênicos , Genoma de Planta , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Análise de Sequência de DNA
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(12): 2421-2432, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31359707

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With the development of various biotechnology,the research on molecular genetics of medicinal plants has gradually deepened. In this paper,the research system of molecular genetics of medicinal plants was proposed for the first time,which was elaborated from the aspects of genetic resources,genome,gene function and research methods. The application fields of medicinal plant mainly contain species identification,molecular breeding and biosynthesis. The research directions of molecular genetics of medicinal plants in genetic resources,model platform,synthetic biology and molecular breeding were put forward,which include 1 000 genome projects of medicinal plants,model species and mutant libraries,gene original libraries of heterologous synthetic systems,construction gene original library and specific chassis cells in heterologous synthesis system of active ingredient,breeding of new varieties of medicinal plants with high active ingredient and high resistance based on molecular markers andtransgenes.


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Biologia Molecular/tendências , Plantas Medicinais/genética , Biotecnologia , Biblioteca Gênica , Marcadores Genéticos , Genoma de Planta , Melhoramento Vegetal , Pesquisa , Transgenes
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2449, 2019 06 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31164644

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DNA base modifications, such as C5-methylcytosine (5mC) and N6-methyldeoxyadenosine (6mA), are important types of epigenetic regulations. Short-read bisulfite sequencing and long-read PacBio sequencing have inherent limitations to detect DNA modifications. Here, using raw electric signals of Oxford Nanopore long-read sequencing data, we design DeepMod, a bidirectional recurrent neural network (RNN) with long short-term memory (LSTM) to detect DNA modifications. We sequence a human genome HX1 and a Chlamydomonas reinhardtii genome using Nanopore sequencing, and then evaluate DeepMod on three types of genomes (Escherichia coli, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and human genomes). For 5mC detection, DeepMod achieves average precision up to 0.99 for both synthetically introduced and naturally occurring modifications. For 6mA detection, DeepMod achieves ~0.9 average precision on Escherichia coli data, and have improved performance than existing methods on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii data. In conclusion, DeepMod performs well for genome-scale detection of DNA modifications and will facilitate epigenetic analysis on diverse species.


Assuntos
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii/genética , Metilação de DNA , Escherichia coli/genética , Genoma Bacteriano/genética , Genoma Humano/genética , Genoma de Planta/genética , Redes Neurais (Computação) , Bases de Dados de Ácidos Nucleicos , Epigênese Genética , Humanos , Nanoporos
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