Masters Theses

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Frank, Ronald L.

Committee Member(s)

Shannon, Katie
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

Spring 2014

Pagination

xv, 269 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-268).

Rights

© 2014 Lisa Snoderly-Foster, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soybean -- Genetics -- Analysis
Soybean -- Evolution
Bioinformatics

Thesis Number

T 10480

Electronic OCLC #

882554466

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