Repetitive sequences in Eragrostis curvula cDNA EST libraries obtained from genotypes with different ploidy

 

Autores
Romero, José Rodolfo; Selva, Juan Pablo; Pessino, Silvina Claudia; Echenique, Carmen Viviana; Garbus, Ingrid
Tipo de recurso
artículo
Estado
Versión publicada
Año de publicación
2016
País
Argentina
Institución
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
Repositorio
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Descripción
Eragrostis curvula (Schrad) Nees (weeping lovegrass) represents important cultivated forage in semiarid regions, and the most useful cultivars are tetraploid and reproduce by pseudogamous diplosporous apomixis. We previously produced a series of genetically related E. curvula lines that provide a suitable system for the identification of gene(s) involved in diplosporous apomixis and ploidy, including a natural apomictic tetraploid (T), a diploid sexual line (D), and a tetraploid sexual plant (C). A collection of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) was generated from cDNA libraries obtained from panicles of the D, T, and C, and leaves of the T. The present study aimed to analyze the repetitive content of these four cDNA libraries and further identify and characterize transposable element (TE)-related ESTs. Repetitive sequences were identified through the interface RepeatMasker (RM) using the database Repbase Update and further classification of TEs was performed manually from the RM output. The different contribution of ESTs with identity to TEs among libraries was further evaluated, and such differences were validated through RT-qPCR. We found that the percentage of repetitive content in the leaf cDNA library was almost double than in inflorescence libraries, with retrotransposons contributing mostly in all libraries. The expression of TE-related ESTs was compared in cDNA samples extracted from D, T, and C leaves or inflorescences revealing that seven mRNAs containing MuDR-like DNA transposons, Gypsy-like, and Copia-like retrotransposons were differentially represented according to tissue, reproductive mode, or ploidy. The euploid series of Eragrostis curvula is a useful model to the study of epigenomic changes produced after changes in ploidy. The present work constitutes the first detailed report on repetitive sequences of Eragrostis curvula at the transcriptome level.
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OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/52432
Enlace del recurso
http://hdl.handle.net/11336/52432
Nivel de acceso
Acceso abierto
Materia
DIPLOSPOROUS APOMIXIS
TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS
WEEPING LOVEGRASS
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS