Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Evolution; Gene family; Glycine max; Soybean; WI12; wound

Abstract

Gene families in plants are important in understanding genome evolution indicating when and where genome duplications and segmental duplications occurred as well as subsequent divergence and subfunctionalization. A gene family in Glycine max that encodes a WI12 protein, wound-induced protein, was found to consist of ten genes on five chromosomes. Wound-induced proteins are activated in response to wounding in plants, and the WI12 protein in particular is thought to be involved in cell wall modifications at the wound site. A variety of bioinformatics tools have been used to analyze the expansion of this family in soybean as well as identify potential functional domains in the protein.

Advisor(s)

Frank, Ronald L.

Committee Member(s)

Mormile, Melanie R.
Westenberg, David J.

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Degree Name

M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Pagination

ix, 106 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2012 Gena Robertso, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soybean -- Genetics
Glycine (Plants)
Proteins -- Structure

Thesis Number

T 10101

Electronic OCLC #

828860704

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