"Glycine max, commonly named the cultivated soybean, is one of the oldest and most important food crops in the world. The study of the G. max genome provides valuable insight into the molecular mechanisms that govern its reproduction and environmental responsiveness, key factors in maximizing crop yield. Since the complete sequencing of the genome in 2010, the analysis has become faster and easier, especially with the development of numerous web-based, publically accessible bioinformatics tools.
This research effort utilizes these tools to characterize a small, unannotated G. max gene family. Although no definitive evidence was uncovered for the production of a functional protein product from these genes, evidence does exist for the transcription of 3 of 5 genes. Through gene model verification, synonymous substitution calculations, structural fold analysis, cis-element identification, and comparisons to molecules of known structure, an attempt was made to define the evolutionary history and pinpoint putative function of the conceptually translated amino acid sequences from this family of genes."--Abstract, page iii.
Frank, Ronald L.
Westenberg, David J.
M.S. in Applied and Environmental Biology
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xv, 269 pages
© 2014 Lisa Snoderly-Foster, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Soybean -- Genetics -- Analysis
Soybean -- Evolution
Electronic OCLC #
Snoderly-Foster, Lisa, "Characterization of a plant gene family expanded in glycine max" (2014). Masters Theses. 7277.