Title

Genomic analysis of an unknown gene family in Glycine max

Presenter Information

Kristin Kelly

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Frank, Ronald L.

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program; Missouri S&T Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Energy Research and Development Center; Materials Research Center

Abstract

The gene models were analyzed to find their function and evolutionary pathway. These gene models were found to form a gene family that contains a Phospholipase A2 domain. The Phospholipase A2 domain is thought to control the release of fatty acids from glycerol. The gene models are now thought to have gone through a gene duplication on chromosome one and then a genome duplication, giving the similar gene models on chromosome one and chromosome seven. This was found by using multiple bioinformatic resources to analyze both protein and nucleic acid sequences.

Biography

Kristin is a sophomore in Biological Sciences. She is the Open Lab Chair for Helix, the Life Sciences club. She is also a member of the pre-health society, Scrubs and was elected as the secretary for the upcoming year. After graduation, Kristin plans on attending a combined medical and graduate school to complete a MD/PhD program. Eventually, Kristin plans on working as Forensic Pathologist.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Sciences oral presentation, Third place

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

06 Apr 2011, 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Genomic analysis of an unknown gene family in Glycine max

Carver Room

The gene models were analyzed to find their function and evolutionary pathway. These gene models were found to form a gene family that contains a Phospholipase A2 domain. The Phospholipase A2 domain is thought to control the release of fatty acids from glycerol. The gene models are now thought to have gone through a gene duplication on chromosome one and then a genome duplication, giving the similar gene models on chromosome one and chromosome seven. This was found by using multiple bioinformatic resources to analyze both protein and nucleic acid sequences.