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De Novo Assembly and Transcriptome Analysis of the Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis) and SNP Markers Development for Rubber Biosynthesis Pathways

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Mantello, Camila Campos [1] ; Cardoso-Silva, Claudio Benicio [1] ; da Silva, Carla Cristina [1] ; de Souza, Livia Moura [1] ; Scaloppi Junior, Erivaldo Jose [2] ; Goncalves, Paulo de Souza [3] ; Vicentini, Renato [1] ; de Souza, Anete Pereira [1, 4]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, CBMEG, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Agencia Paulista Tecnol Agronegocios, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] IAC, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Vegetal, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 9, n. 7 JUL 21 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 39

Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. Ex Adr. Juss.) Muell.-Arg. is the primary source of natural rubber that is native to the Amazon rainforest. The singular properties of natural rubber make it superior to and competitive with synthetic rubber for use in several applications. Here, we performed RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) of H. brasiliensis bark on the Illumina GAIIx platform, which generated 179,326,804 raw reads on the Illumina GAIIx platform. A total of 50,384 contigs that were over 400 bp in size were obtained and subjected to further analyses. A similarity search against the non-redundant (nr) protein database returned 32,018 (63%) positive BLASTx hits. The transcriptome analysis was annotated using the clusters of orthologous groups (COG), gene ontology (GO), Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG), and Pfam databases. A search for putative molecular marker was performed to identify simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). In total, 17,927 SSRs and 404,114 SNPs were detected. Finally, we selected sequences that were identified as belonging to the mevalonate (MVA) and 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathways, which are involved in rubber biosynthesis, to validate the SNP markers. A total of 78 SNPs were validated in 36 genotypes of H. brasiliensis. This new dataset represents a powerful information source for rubber tree bark genes and will be an important tool for the development of microsatellites and SNP markers for use in future genetic analyses such as genetic linkage mapping, quantitative trait loci identification, investigations of linkage disequilibrium and marker-assisted selection. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/50562-4 - Development of a genetic linkage map of rubber tree based on microsatellite markers and mapping of loci implied in cold tolerance and other traits of economic importance
Grantee:Anete Pereira de Souza
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/50491-8 - Evaluation of allelic variability, population structure and linkage desequilibrium in the rubber tree ex situ germoplasm (Hevea brasiliensis)
Grantee:Anete Pereira de Souza
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/11109-0 - In silico analysis of transcriptome and genome sequences in sugarcane: SNPs identification, allele specific expression analysis and, development and characterization of microsatellite markers
Grantee:Cláudio Benício Cardoso da Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 12/05473-1 - Evaluation of the linkage desequilibrium and population structure in rubber tree ex situ germplasm (Hevea brasiliensis) using SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism)
Grantee:Livia Moura de Souza
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral