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He D, Guo P, Gugger PF, Guo Y, Liu X, Chen J.2017. Comparative transcriptomic analysis of heterophylly of the aquatic plant Potamogeton octandrus (Potamogetonaceae)PeerJ Preprints5:e3336v1https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.3336v1
Many plant species exhibit heterophylly, displaying different leaves upon a single plant. The molecular mechanisms regulating this phenomenon, however, have remained elusive. In this study, the transcriptomes of submerged and floating leaves of an aquatic heterophyllous plant, Potamogeton octandrus Poir, were sequenced using a high-throughput sequencing technique (RNA-Seq), which aims to assist with the gene discovery and functional studies of genes involved in heterophyllous leaf development. A total of 81,103 unigenes were identified from the submerged and floating leaves, and a total of 6,822 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified by comparing the samples from each developmental stage. KEGG pathway enrichment analysis categorized these unigenes into 128 pathways (p-value < 10-5). A total of 24,025 differentially expressed genes were involved in the carbon metabolic pathway, biosynthesis of amino acids, ribosomes, and plant-pathogen interaction. KEGG pathway enrichment analysis categorized a total of 70 DEGs into plant hormone signal transduction pathways. This study describes the initial results of the high-throughput transcriptome sequencing of heterophylly. Understanding the transcriptomes of floating and submerged leaves of the aquatic plant P. octandrus will assist with gene cloning and functional studies of genes involved in leaf development. This is especially the case with those involved in heterophyllous leaf development.
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