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De Novo Transcriptome Analysis of Cucumis melo L. var. makuwa  [2016]

Kim, H.A., Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; Shin, A.Y., Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; Lee, M.S., Nongwoo Bio Co., Ltd., Yeoju, Republic of Korea; Lee, H.J., Nongwoo Bio Co., Ltd., Yeoju, Republic of Korea; et al.

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Oriental melon (Cucumis melo L. var. makuwa) is one of six subspecies of melon and is cultivated widely in East Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea. Although oriental melon is economically valuable in Asia and is genetically distinct from other subspecies, few reports of genome-scale research on oriental melon have been published. We generated 30.5 and 36.8 Gb of raw RNA sequence data from the female and male flowers, leaves, roots, and fruit of two oriental melon varieties, Korean landrace (KM) and Breeding line of NongWoo Bio Co. (NW), respectively. From the raw reads, 64,998 transcripts from KM and 100,234 transcripts from NW were de novo assembled. The assembled transcripts were used to identify molecular markers (e.g., singlenucleotide polymorphisms and simple sequence repeats), detect tissue-specific expressed genes, and construct a genetic linkage map. In total, 234 single-nucleotide polymorphisms and 25 simple sequence repeats were screened from 7,871 and 8,052 candidates, respectively, between the KM and NW varieties and used for construction of a genetic map with 94 F2 population specimens. The genetic linkage map consisted of 12 linkage groups, and 248 markers were assigned. These transcriptome and molecular marker data provide information useful for molecular breeding of oriental melon and further comparative studies of the Cucurbitaceae family.

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Molecules and Cells

ISSN : 1016-8478