Date Created

2007

Abstract

Terpenes are defense chemicals found in wide groups of plants. Terpenoids play a large role in plant development and stress response. The terpene synthase family comprises a diverse set of genes, all which contribute to production of terpenoids. We have used tools of bioinformatics and performed an in silico analysis of developmental and tissue specific terpene synthase gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana, as well as those expressed due to biotic and abiotic environmental stimuli. Using software tools from Genevestigator, a powerful microarray analyzer, we used multiple tool sets to better understand terpene synthase expression in Arabidopsis, which will hopefully open the genetic door to further wet laboratory investigations. The data can be used to predict roles of terpene synthase genes in plant cell division and growth. The data presented here can be used to model for terpene synthesis expression in other plant species and can also be used to integrate basic plant physiology, and ‘omics’ disciplines.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

EXCLI Journal: Experimental and Clinical Sciences Journal

ISSN

1611-2156

Volume

6

First Page

203

Last Page

211

Keywords

Arabidopsis thaliana; Terpene synthase; Genevestigator

Place of Publication

Germany

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

Extent

9 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Language

English

Publisher

Universitaet Mainz

Included in

Botany Commons

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