Isolation, sequence analysis, and expression studies of florally expressed cDNAs in Arabidopsis

Isolation, sequence analysis, and expression studies of florally expressed cDNAs in Arabidopsis Molecular genetics has identified dozens of genes that regulate flower development in Arabidopsis. However, the complexity of flower development suggests that many other genes are yet to be uncovered. To identify floral genes that are expressed at low levels in the flower, we have sequenced 1587 cDNA fragments from a subtractive floral cDNA library. A total of 1222 unique genes represented by these ESTs are distributed on all five chromosomes with similar frequencies as all predicted genes in the genome. Among these, 17 genes were shown to be expressed anywhere for the first time because they were not found in previous EST and full-length cDNA datasets. Furthermore, 724 of the genes revealed by this library were not definitively shown to be expressed in the flower by previous floral EST datasets. In addition, 49 transcriptional regulators, 31 protein kinases, 12 zinc-finger proteins and other signaling proteins were found to be present in floral buds. Moreover, the EST sequences likely extended the transcribed regions of 26 previously annotated genes, and may have uncovered several previously unrecognized genes. To obtain additional clues about possible gene function, we hybridized cDNA microarray with probes derived from wild-type Arabidopsis rosette leaves and floral buds. We estimated that over 50% of genes were expressed at levels lower than 1/30 of the highest detectable signal intensity, indicating that many floral genes are expressed at low levels. Furthermore, 97 genes were found to be expressed at a higher level in the flower than the leaf by the Significance Analysis of Microarray (SAM) method with a 1.0% false discovery rate (FDR). Further RT-PCR analyses of selected genes support the microarray results. We suggest that the genes encoding putative regulatory proteins and at least some proteins with currently unknown functions might play important roles during flowering. Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Isolation, sequence analysis, and expression studies of florally expressed cDNAs in Arabidopsis

Loading next page...
Springer Netherlands
Copyright © 2003 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Life Sciences; Plant Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Pathology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


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 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

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

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial