Keywords and Phrases
Evolution; Gene family; Glycine max; Soybean; WI12; wound
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.
Frank, Ronald L.
Mormile, Melanie R.
Westenberg, David J.
M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 106 pages
© 2012 Gena Robertso, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Soybean -- Genetics
Proteins -- Structure
Electronic OCLC #
Robertson, Gena, "Analysis of a wound-induced gene family in Glycine max" (2012). Masters Theses. 6940.