Project description:Rosa chinensis ‘Pallida’ (Rosa L.) is one of the most important ancient rose cultivars originating from China. It contributed the ‘tea scent’ trait to modern roses. However, little information is available on the gene regulatory networks involved in scent biosynthesis and metabolism in Rosa. In this study, the transcriptome of R. chinensis ‘Pallida’ petals at different developmental stages, from flower buds to senescent flowers, was investigated using Illumina sequencing technology. De novo assembly generated 89,614 clusters with an average length of 428 bp. Based on sequence similarity search with known proteins, 62.9% of total clusters were annotated. Out of these annotated transcripts, 25,705 and 37,159 sequences were assigned to gene ontology and clusters of orthologous groups, respectively. The dataset provides information on transcripts putatively associated with known scent metabolic pathways. Digital gene expression (DGE) was obtained using RNA samples from flower bud, open flower and senescent flower stages. Comparative DGE and quantitative real time PCR permitted the identification of five transcripts encoding proteins putatively associated with scent biosynthesis in roses. The study provides a foundation for scent-related genes discovery in roses. Overall design: Examination of transcriptome of Rosa chinensis 'Pallida' by RNA-seq.
Project description:We reported the application of high-throughput sequencing technology (RNA-seq) for the transcriptome of T. chinensis cells and the transcriptional alternatives of that responded to MeJA were comprehensively and quantitatively assessed with high-throughput sequencing technology (RNA-seq). By sequencing > 29 million reads (200 bp in length) of cDNA from each of MeJA-treated T. chinensis cells at 16 h (T16) and the control (T0), we identified 46,581 transcripts and uncovered 13,469 genes differentially expressed in response to MeJA. We provided functional clues for understanding the regulation mechanisms of MeJA-mediated defense responses and taxol biosynthesis. Overall design: Examination of 2 different time treated with MeJA in Taxus chinensis cells.