Title

Computational identification and analysis of the PLA₂ 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

Abstract

Six similar 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. These genes have also been shown to be expressed more in both roots and embryos. The gene models are now thought to have gone through a gene duplication on chromosome one and then a whole 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 junior in Biological Sciences. She is the President for Scrubs, Pre-Health Society, Vice President for Helix, Life Sciences Club, and Secretary for Phi Sigma, Biological Honors Society. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi. After graduation, Kristin plans on attending a combined medical and graduate school to complete a MD/PhD program. Eventually, Kristin plans on working as a Forensic Pathologist.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Sciences oral presentation, First place

Location

Turner Room

Presentation Date

10 Apr 2012, 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Computational identification and analysis of the PLA₂ gene family in Glycine max

Turner Room

Six similar 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. These genes have also been shown to be expressed more in both roots and embryos. The gene models are now thought to have gone through a gene duplication on chromosome one and then a whole 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.