Analysis of the gamete-fusion genes in the haploid-inducing ZMS-P maize line

Analysis of the gamete-fusion genes in the haploid-inducing ZMS-P maize line This article is devoted to the study of the double fertilization mechanism in plants, in particular of the maize gamete membrane fusion genes. We detected and analyzed for the first time gamete-fusion genes in the maize genome. Using the BLAST program, we searched for the hap2 gene (generative cell specific 1 (gcs1)) homologs from Arabidopsis in the maize genome. The ZM_BFb0162K03 maize transcript was found, which had 67% identity to the Athap2 gene and contained a conserved region similar to the Athap2 gene fragment. In mRNA samples from the haploid-inducing and control maize lines, an PCR was conducted by using primers specific to the ZM_BFb0162K03 sequence fragment. Sequences of the PCR products from a fragment (1467 bp) of the Zm_hap2 gene of the haploid-inducing and the control maize lines were identical and also were identical to the maize sequences from the GenBank (ZM_BFb0162K03). PCR products (656 bp region of Zm_hap2) for the ZM_BFb0162K03 (1925 bp) maize sequence were observed for the cDNA of pollen grains, ovary, leaves, and roots of the haploid-inducing and control maize lines. Using the Blastx program, we found significant homology of the maize translated proteins to the GEX2, TET11, and TET12 proteins, involved in Arabidopsis gamete-fusion contacts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Analysis of the gamete-fusion genes in the haploid-inducing ZMS-P maize line

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/analysis-of-the-gamete-fusion-genes-in-the-haploid-inducing-zms-p-U1KlUJVtWE
Publisher
Pleiades Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Subject
Life Sciences; Developmental Biology; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1062360417020096
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

This article is devoted to the study of the double fertilization mechanism in plants, in particular of the maize gamete membrane fusion genes. We detected and analyzed for the first time gamete-fusion genes in the maize genome. Using the BLAST program, we searched for the hap2 gene (generative cell specific 1 (gcs1)) homologs from Arabidopsis in the maize genome. The ZM_BFb0162K03 maize transcript was found, which had 67% identity to the Athap2 gene and contained a conserved region similar to the Athap2 gene fragment. In mRNA samples from the haploid-inducing and control maize lines, an PCR was conducted by using primers specific to the ZM_BFb0162K03 sequence fragment. Sequences of the PCR products from a fragment (1467 bp) of the Zm_hap2 gene of the haploid-inducing and the control maize lines were identical and also were identical to the maize sequences from the GenBank (ZM_BFb0162K03). PCR products (656 bp region of Zm_hap2) for the ZM_BFb0162K03 (1925 bp) maize sequence were observed for the cDNA of pollen grains, ovary, leaves, and roots of the haploid-inducing and control maize lines. Using the Blastx program, we found significant homology of the maize translated proteins to the GEX2, TET11, and TET12 proteins, involved in Arabidopsis gamete-fusion contacts.

Journal

Russian Journal of Developmental BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 5, 2017

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off