Project description:The cDNA of 4 Lilium cultivars were sequenced in this study in order to develop SNP markers for mapping purpose. The four selected cultivars represent the four main hybrid groups in Lilium which are (Asiatic, Oriental, Longiflorum, and Trumpet). The SNP markers developed of this study will be implemented in mapping and association studies that aims to find SNP markers linked to virus resistance in Lilium. To achieve this target, SNP markers were generated from each cultivar separately, and of the four cultivars together trying to cover as much as variation in each cultivar and also to find SNP markers that can distinguish the four cultivars. Doing so, we hope to identify different genes resistance to virus in the four hybrid groups of Lilium.
Project description:We used high throughput sequencing of coding RNA to identify systematic patterns of expression during vernalization in meristems of lily bulbs that were treated with cold temperature for increasing periods of time. cDNA libraries were constructed from bulbs stored at 25 degrees Celsius (control) and at 4 degrees Celsius for 2, 5, 7 and 9 weeks