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Bulk segregant sequencing (Bulk-Seq) analysis to identify paternal suppressors of medea in Arabidopsis thaliana

ABSTRACT: Arabidopsis thaliana seeds that maternally inherit a medea (mea) mutant allele abort before completing embryogenesis. However, mea seeds can be rescued by pollen from several natural ecotypes of A. thaliana, including the Cape Verdian accession Cvi-0. We developed a method for the mapping of parent-of-origin effects using whole-genome sequencing of segregant bulks. The strategy is to create an F2 population that contains one set of chromosomes from the maternal parent (mea, in a Ler background) but inherits two segregating sets (Ler and Cvi-0) from the other parent. The two paternally segregating sets have opposite effects in mea penetrance: Ler fathers allow full mea seed abortion, while Cvi fathers rescue 90% of medea seeds. Therefore, the two segregating paternal sets are not equally transmitted to the next generation. DNA extracted from pools of viable F2 seedlings was sequenced on an Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform, mapped to the reference TAIR10 A. thaliana genome and the ratio between Ler and Cvi-0 SNPs used to identify chromosomal regions enriched in Cvi-0 sequences. As a control, DNA pools extracted from crosses between a wild-type Ler mother and a hybrid Cvi-0:Ler father were also sequenced. Three biological replicates were made for each pool. Ler-1 x Ler-1:Cvi-0 hybrid viable seedlings pools (each is a biological replicate): WT_pool_1, WT_pool_2, WT_pool_3 mea-1/mea-1; MEA-GR x Ler-1:Cvi-0 hybrid viable seedlings pool (each is a biological replicate): mea_pool_1, mea_pool_2, mea_pool_3

INSTRUMENT(S): Illumina HiSeq 2000

ORGANISM(S): Arabidopsis thaliana  

SUBMITTER: Nuno D Pires  

PROVIDER: E-MTAB-5196 | ArrayExpress | 2016-11-18



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Quantitative Genetics Identifies Cryptic Genetic Variation Involved in the Paternal Regulation of Seed Development.

Pires Nuno D ND   Bemer Marian M   Müller Lena M LM   Baroux Célia C   Spillane Charles C   Grossniklaus Ueli U  

PLoS genetics 20160126 1

Embryonic development requires a correct balancing of maternal and paternal genetic information. This balance is mediated by genomic imprinting, an epigenetic mechanism that leads to parent-of-origin-dependent gene expression. The parental conflict (or kinship) theory proposes that imprinting can evolve due to a conflict between maternal and paternal alleles over resource allocation during seed development. One assumption of this theory is that paternal alleles can regulate seed growth; however,  ...[more]

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