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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Construction and characterization of two bacterial artificial chromosome libraries of pea (Pisum sativum L.) for the isolation of economically important genes

Authors
item Coyne, Clarice
item Mcclendon, M - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Walling, J - MONTANA STATE UNIV
item Timmerman-Vaughn, G - NZ INSTIT FOR CROP & FOOD
item Murray, S - NZ INSTIT FOR CROP & FOOD
item Meksem, K - SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV
item Lightfoot, D - SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV
item Shultz, Jeffry
item Keller, Karen
item Martin, Robert
item Inglis, D - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Rajesh, P - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item McPhee, Kevin
item Weeden, N - MONTANA STATE UNIV
item Grusak, Michael
item Storlie, E - AUGUSTANA COLLEGE
item Li, C - AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

Submitted to: Genome
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 12, 2007
Publication Date: September 6, 2007
Repository URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/9994
Citation: Coyne, C.J., Mcclendon, M.T., Walling, J.G., Timmerman-Vaughn, G.M., Murray, S., Meksem, K., Lightfoot, D.A., Shultz, J.L., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R., Inglis, D.A., Rajesh, P.N., Mcphee, K.E., Weeden, N.F., Grusak, M.A., Storlie, E.W. 2007. Construction and characterization of two bacterial artificial chromosome libraries of pea (Pisum sativum L.) for the isolation of economically important genes. Genome 50:871-875.

Interpretive Summary: Genomic tools are playing an increasingly important role in basic plant science discovery for crop improvement. The aim here was to develop a genomic tool, a pea bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries that would enable the isolation of genes involved in plant disease resistance or controlling economic traits. The BAC libraries encompassed about 3.2 haploid genome equivalents. BAC plate-pool DNA successfully PCR amplified using seven of nine published pea resistance gene analogs (RGAs) and several other low copy number pea sequences. Individual BAC clones encoding specific sequences were identified. This HindIII BAC libraries of the pea, based on germplasm accession PI 269818, will be useful for the isolation of genes underlying disease resistance and other economic traits.

Technical Abstract: Pea (Pisum sativum L.) has a genome of about 4 Gbp that appears to share conserved synteny with model legumes having genomes of 0.2-0.4 Gbp despite extensive intergenic expansion. Pea plant inventory (PI) 269818 has been used to introgress genetic diversity into the cultivated germplasm pool. The aim here was to develop pea bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries that would enable the isolation of genes involved in plant disease resistance or controlling economic traits. The BAC libraries encompassed about 3.2 haploid genome equivalents among partially HindIII-digested DNA fragments of 105 kb mean size, that were inserted in one of two vectors. The plant-transformation, T-DNA, low copy, oriT based vector pCLD04541 library contained 55,680 clones. The pIndigoBAC-5, single copy, oriS based library contained 65,280 clones. Colony hybridization of a universal chloroplast probe inferred the libraries contained about 1% from clones of chloroplast origin. The presence of about 0.1% empty vectors was inferred by white/blue colony plate counts. The usefulness of the libraries was tested by two replicated methods. First, high-density filters were probed with low copy number sequences. Secondly, BAC plate-pool DNA successfully PCR amplified using seven of nine published pea resistance gene analogs (RGAs) and several other low copy number pea sequences. Individual BAC clones encoding specific sequences were identified. Therefore, the HindIII BAC libraries of the pea, based on germplasm accession PI 269818, will be useful for the isolation of genes underlying disease resistance and other economic traits.

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