Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Genetics

Department

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Project Advisor

Thomas Peterson

Project Advisor's Department

Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology

Description

The maize genome is dynamic with major structural differences between lines. In our line of interest structural rearrangements due to the Ac/Ds transposable element system lead to changes in kernel color. These phenotypes occur in individual kernels due to the activation or deactivation of pericarp color genes, P1 and P2. Using bioinformatics software like CoGe and Samtools along with previous sequencing data we compared our line of interest to major maize lines, B73 and w22, to find similarities and differences that could help explain phenotypic changes. While comparing and mapping our line of interest we did not find more similarity between our line and either B73 or w22. However, we did construct a model of features around the P1 and P2 genes that will be useful in further studies.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Maize chromosome 1 mapping of Ac/Ds induced genome rearrangements

The maize genome is dynamic with major structural differences between lines. In our line of interest structural rearrangements due to the Ac/Ds transposable element system lead to changes in kernel color. These phenotypes occur in individual kernels due to the activation or deactivation of pericarp color genes, P1 and P2. Using bioinformatics software like CoGe and Samtools along with previous sequencing data we compared our line of interest to major maize lines, B73 and w22, to find similarities and differences that could help explain phenotypic changes. While comparing and mapping our line of interest we did not find more similarity between our line and either B73 or w22. However, we did construct a model of features around the P1 and P2 genes that will be useful in further studies.