Abstract Detail

Comparative Genomics/Transcriptomics

Field, Richard [1], Heyduk, Karolina [2], Angulo, Juan [1], Leebens-Mack, Jim [3].

Comparing orthologs in two Yucca species to discover divergence in the expression patterns of genes involved in crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM).

Through the process of neofunctionalization, gene roles often differ between two species after divergence from their last common ancestor. These new roles may be the result of changes to the amino acid sequence or a change in the spatiotemporal expression pattern.1 We use comparative genomics to investigate how genes involved in crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) have diverged between two closely related Yucca species: Y. aloifolia, a CAM species, and Y. filamentosa, a C3 species. Here, we present the results of a preliminary analysis to determine which canonical CAM genes (Fig. 3) in Y. aloifolia exhibit diverged expression patterns compared to Y. filamentosa. We used gene family circumscription and expression pattern clustering methods to make comparisons between orthologous sets of genes.

1 - University Of Georgia, Plant Biology, 120 Carlton St, 2203, Athens, GA, 30602, United States
2 - University of Hawai'i, School of Life Sciences, 3190 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI, 96822, USA
3 - University Of Georgia, Plant Biology, 2101 Miller Plant Sciences, Athens, GA, 30602, United States

crassulacean acid metabolsim
comparative genomics
Gene expression.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Comparative Genomics and Transcriptomics Posters
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM Time and date to be determined
Number: PGT005
Abstract ID:858
Candidate for Awards:None

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