Transcriptome comparative analysis between the cytoplasmic male sterile line and fertile line in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.)
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To further elucidate the molecular mechanism and fertility restoration of cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in soybean, a comparative transcriptome analysis was conducted between the CMS line NJCMS1A, restorer line NJCMS1C and their hybrid F1 progeny (NJCMS1A × NJCMS1C) using RNA-Seq strategy. After pairwise comparative analysis of these soybean lines, 294, 222, and 288 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified, respectively. Further bioinformatic analysis indicated that these DEGs were involved in diverse molecular functions and metabolic pathways. qRT-PCR analysis validated that the gene expression pattern in RNA-Seq was reliable. These results significantly showed that the male sterility and fertility restoration in NJCMS1A might be related to a series of the abnormal of growth development and metabolic processes, such as pollen development, DNA methylation process, pollen viability, cell wall development, programmed cell death, as well as carbohydrate and energy metabolism. This study could facilitate our understanding of the molecular mechanisms and fertility restoration behind CMS in soybean.
KeywordsSoybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) Fertility restoration Transcriptomics Differentially expressed genes (DEGs)
This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFD0101500, 2016YFD0101504), the National Hightech R & D Program of China (2011AA10A105), and the Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (PCSIRT13073).
SPY and JYG conceived this study. JJL and SPY designed the experimental plan and drafted and revised the manuscript. JJL analyzed and interpreted the sequence data. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
The article does not contain any studies with human subjects or animals performed by any of the authors.
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