Developmental stages

Endo-β-mannanase and β-tubulin gene expression during the final phases of coffee seed maturation

F. C. Santos, Clemente, A. C. S., Caixeta, F., and Rosa, S. D. V. F., Endo-β-mannanase and β-tubulin gene expression during the final phases of coffee seed maturation, vol. 14, pp. 11719-11728, 2015.

Coffee seeds begin to develop shortly after fertilization and can take 6 to 8 months to complete their formation, a period during which all the characteristics of the mature seed are determined, directly influencing physiological quality. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms that act during coffee seed maturation.

Identification of genes associated with the increased number of four-seed pods in soybean (Glycine max L.) using transcriptome analysis

Z. Z. Liu, Yao, D., Zhang, J., Li, Z. L., Ma, J., Liu, S. Y., Qu, J., Guan, S. Y., Wang, D. D., Pan, L. D., Wang, D., and Wang, P. W., Identification of genes associated with the increased number of four-seed pods in soybean (Glycine max L.) using transcriptome analysis, vol. 14, pp. 18895-18912, 2015.

Seed number per pod is an important component of yield traits in soybean (Glycine max L.). In 2010, we identified a natural mutant with an increased number of four-seed pods from a soybean variety named ‘Jinong 18’ (JN18). Subsequent observations indicated that the trait was stably inherited. To identify and understand the function of genes associated with this mutant trait, we analyzed the genetic differences between the mutant (JN18MT01) and source variety (JN18) by transcriptome sequencing.

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