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Analysis of SLKED gene expression in CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene knockouts in Tomato (Micro-Tom)

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2019
Abstract/Description:
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR/CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein system, CRISPR/Cas9, uses single-guide RNA to guide Cas9 to the target site for genome editing. In this study, the CRISPR/Cas9 system was used to knockout KED in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). KED was first identified while screening the wounded tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) leaves. We found that alignment of the protein sequence of SlKED (Solanum lycopersicum KED) and NtKED (Nicotiana tabacum KED) showed 55.1% identity. To investigate, we generated SlKED knockout tomato plants with a single base pair deletion, a five base pair deletion and a three base pair deletion with a single base pair insertion. We performed wounding assays and analyzed gene expression and found that the wounded SlKED knockout plant showed no gene induction. Furthermore, the biological assay results revealed that the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) gained more mass when fed on the SlKED knockout plant. Our studies show that the KED gene plays a role in wound-induced mechanism and suggested it may involve in the plant defense system against biological stress and insect feeding.
Title: Analysis of SLKED gene expression in CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene knockouts in Tomato (Micro-Tom).
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Name(s): Vichyavichien, Paveena, author
Zhang, Xing-Hai, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2019
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 51 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR/CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein system, CRISPR/Cas9, uses single-guide RNA to guide Cas9 to the target site for genome editing. In this study, the CRISPR/Cas9 system was used to knockout KED in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). KED was first identified while screening the wounded tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) leaves. We found that alignment of the protein sequence of SlKED (Solanum lycopersicum KED) and NtKED (Nicotiana tabacum KED) showed 55.1% identity. To investigate, we generated SlKED knockout tomato plants with a single base pair deletion, a five base pair deletion and a three base pair deletion with a single base pair insertion. We performed wounding assays and analyzed gene expression and found that the wounded SlKED knockout plant showed no gene induction. Furthermore, the biological assay results revealed that the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) gained more mass when fed on the SlKED knockout plant. Our studies show that the KED gene plays a role in wound-induced mechanism and suggested it may involve in the plant defense system against biological stress and insect feeding.
Identifier: FA00013275 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2019.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Genome editing
Gene expression
CRISPR/Cas9
CRISPR-associated protein 9
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