Transcription Regulation and Plant Diversity

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dc.contributor.advisor Barry Goldfarb, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Ross W. Whetten, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Edward S. Buckler, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Trudy F.C. Mackay, Committee Co-Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Ronald R. Sederoff, Committee Co-Chair en_US Kirst, Matias en_US 2010-04-02T18:53:43Z 2010-04-02T18:53:43Z 2004-01-08 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-01042004-175350 en_US
dc.description.abstract Transcript abundance measured for any gene on a microarray can be considered as a quantitative trait. If the transcription profile of a sufficient number of individuals from a segregating progeny is generated by microarrays, it allows mapping of genomic regions regulating variation in transcript abundance using traditional methods of QTL analysis. We generated transcript level profiles of wood forming tissue (differentiating xylem) collected from 91 individuals from a E. grandis x E. globulus F1 hybrid x E. grandis backcross population, using microarrays containing 2608 cDNAs. Least-square means estimates of transcript abundance were generated for each individual and cDNA, and mapped as QTLs in two single-tree linkage maps (hybrid paternal and E. grandis maternal) using composite interval mapping. QTLs were identified for 811 genes in the Eucalyptus hybrid map, displaying in most cases a simple genetic architecture, with a single QTL controlling up to 70% of the transcript level variation. A more complex genetic architecture was detected in one third of the genes, where up to five QTLs could be identified for three genes. QTL hotspots were identified in both maps, typically for genes encoding several enzymes of specific metabolic pathways, suggesting coordinated genetic regulation. Transcript level QTLs were co-localized to QTLs detected previously in this family for wood quality and growth traits and candidate genes were identified by the analysis of correlation between gene expression and phenotypic variation. en_US
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dc.subject Eucalyptus en_US
dc.subject microarray en_US
dc.subject QTL en_US
dc.title Transcription Regulation and Plant Diversity en_US PhD en_US dissertation en_US Genetics en_US

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