Submitted to: Proceedings International Barley Genetics Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 2003
Publication Date: June 20, 2004
Citation: An, Y. 2004. Global gene expression in seed germination and seedling growth. Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Book of abstracts, 9th International Barley Genetics Symposium. p. 61. Technical Abstract: Seed germination and seedling growth are important biological processes in agriculture and malting industry. A new research project was initiated to identify the genes important to the processes and related signal transduction pathways. Microarray technologies will be employed to examine global gene expression in wild type and mutated Arabidopsis and barley plants. The candidate genes will be identified by comparing gene expression profiling data from plant tissues at different physiological conditions and genetic backgrounds. The functions of the candidate genes will be further validated using genetic approaches in Arabidopsis and barley. The gene expression profiling data, selection of candidate genes and transcriptional regulation of the seed germination and seedling growth will be presented and discussed.