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Transcriptome sequence analysis of an ornamental plant, Ananas comosus var. bracteatus, revealed the potential unigenes involved in terpenoid and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis.

Ma J, Kanakala S, He Y, Zhang J, Zhong X - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: The annotated unigenes were compared against pineapple, rice, maize, Arabidopsis, and sorghum.Unigenes that did not match any of those five sequence datasets are considered to be Ananas comosus var. bracteatus unique.Unigenes obtained in this study, may help improve future gene expression, genetic and genomics studies in Ananas comosus var. bracteatus.

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Affiliation: College of Landscape Architecture of Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

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Background: Ananas comosus var. bracteatus (Red Pineapple) is an important ornamental plant for its colorful leaves and decorative red fruits. Because of its complex genome, it is difficult to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the growth and development. Thus high-throughput transcriptome sequencing of Ananas comosus var. bracteatus is necessary to generate large quantities of transcript sequences for the purpose of gene discovery and functional genomic studies.

Results: The Ananas comosus var. bracteatus transcriptome was sequenced by the Illumina paired-end sequencing technology. We obtained a total of 23.5 million high quality sequencing reads, 1,555,808 contigs and 41,052 unigenes. In total 41,052 unigenes of Ananas comosus var. bracteatus, 23,275 unigenes were annotated in the NCBI non-redundant protein database and 23,134 unigenes were annotated in the Swiss-Port database. Out of these, 17,748 and 8,505 unigenes were assigned to gene ontology categories and clusters of orthologous groups, respectively. Functional annotation against Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Pathway database identified 5,825 unigenes which were mapped to 117 pathways. The assembly predicted many unigenes that were previously unknown. The annotated unigenes were compared against pineapple, rice, maize, Arabidopsis, and sorghum. Unigenes that did not match any of those five sequence datasets are considered to be Ananas comosus var. bracteatus unique. We predicted unigenes encoding enzymes involved in terpenoid and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis.

Conclusion: The sequence data provide the most comprehensive transcriptomic resource currently available for Ananas comosus var. bracteatus. To our knowledge; this is the first report on the de novo transcriptome sequencing of the Ananas comosus var. bracteatus. Unigenes obtained in this study, may help improve future gene expression, genetic and genomics studies in Ananas comosus var. bracteatus.

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Distribution of Conservation between A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes and pineapple EST sequences based on tBLASTX scores.
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pone.0119153.g005: Distribution of Conservation between A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes and pineapple EST sequences based on tBLASTX scores.

Mentions: In our transcriptome, we examined A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes with five species namely pineapple, maize, sorghum, rice and Arabidopsis available genome data. To study the distribution of conversation between A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes and pineapple EST sequences obtained from NCBI database (until October 2014) based on tBLASTx method. For this analysis, the E-values of tBLASTx similarity searches were used an estimate of sequence conservation. The detailed list of tBLASTx scores are listed in the S3 Table. Based on the above distribution of conservation search, we simultaneously examined more closely the putative functional role between A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes and available pineapple EST sequences (Fig. 5).


Transcriptome sequence analysis of an ornamental plant, Ananas comosus var. bracteatus, revealed the potential unigenes involved in terpenoid and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis.

Ma J, Kanakala S, He Y, Zhang J, Zhong X - PLoS ONE (2015)

Distribution of Conservation between A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes and pineapple EST sequences based on tBLASTX scores.
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pone.0119153.g005: Distribution of Conservation between A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes and pineapple EST sequences based on tBLASTX scores.
Mentions: In our transcriptome, we examined A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes with five species namely pineapple, maize, sorghum, rice and Arabidopsis available genome data. To study the distribution of conversation between A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes and pineapple EST sequences obtained from NCBI database (until October 2014) based on tBLASTx method. For this analysis, the E-values of tBLASTx similarity searches were used an estimate of sequence conservation. The detailed list of tBLASTx scores are listed in the S3 Table. Based on the above distribution of conservation search, we simultaneously examined more closely the putative functional role between A. comosus var. bracteatus unigenes and available pineapple EST sequences (Fig. 5).

Bottom Line: The annotated unigenes were compared against pineapple, rice, maize, Arabidopsis, and sorghum.Unigenes that did not match any of those five sequence datasets are considered to be Ananas comosus var. bracteatus unique.Unigenes obtained in this study, may help improve future gene expression, genetic and genomics studies in Ananas comosus var. bracteatus.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Landscape Architecture of Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

ABSTRACT

Background: Ananas comosus var. bracteatus (Red Pineapple) is an important ornamental plant for its colorful leaves and decorative red fruits. Because of its complex genome, it is difficult to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the growth and development. Thus high-throughput transcriptome sequencing of Ananas comosus var. bracteatus is necessary to generate large quantities of transcript sequences for the purpose of gene discovery and functional genomic studies.

Results: The Ananas comosus var. bracteatus transcriptome was sequenced by the Illumina paired-end sequencing technology. We obtained a total of 23.5 million high quality sequencing reads, 1,555,808 contigs and 41,052 unigenes. In total 41,052 unigenes of Ananas comosus var. bracteatus, 23,275 unigenes were annotated in the NCBI non-redundant protein database and 23,134 unigenes were annotated in the Swiss-Port database. Out of these, 17,748 and 8,505 unigenes were assigned to gene ontology categories and clusters of orthologous groups, respectively. Functional annotation against Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Pathway database identified 5,825 unigenes which were mapped to 117 pathways. The assembly predicted many unigenes that were previously unknown. The annotated unigenes were compared against pineapple, rice, maize, Arabidopsis, and sorghum. Unigenes that did not match any of those five sequence datasets are considered to be Ananas comosus var. bracteatus unique. We predicted unigenes encoding enzymes involved in terpenoid and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis.

Conclusion: The sequence data provide the most comprehensive transcriptomic resource currently available for Ananas comosus var. bracteatus. To our knowledge; this is the first report on the de novo transcriptome sequencing of the Ananas comosus var. bracteatus. Unigenes obtained in this study, may help improve future gene expression, genetic and genomics studies in Ananas comosus var. bracteatus.

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