Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Brassica napus Genic Male Sterile Line and Restorer Line
AbstractDNA methylation is an essential epigenetic modification that dynamically regulates gene expression during plant development. However, few studies have determined the DNA methylation profiles of male-sterile rapeseed. Here, we conducted a global comparison of DNA methylation patterns between the rapeseed genic male sterile line 7365A and its near-isogenic fertile line 7365B by whole-genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS). Profiling of the genome-wide DNA methylation showed that the methylation level in floral buds was lower than that in leaves and roots. Besides, a total of 410 differentially methylated region-associated genes (DMGs) were identified in 7365A relative to 7365B. Traditional bisulfite sequencing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was performed to validate the WGBS data. Eleven DMGs were found to be involved in anther and pollen development, which were analyzed by quantitative PCR. In particular, Bnams4 was hypo-methylated in 7365A, and its expression was up-regulated, which might affect other DMGs and thus control the male sterility. This study provided genome-wide DNA methylation profiles of floral buds and important clues for revealing the molecular mechanism of genic male sterility in rapeseed. View Full-Text
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Wang, Z.; Wu, X.; Wu, Z.; An, H.; Yi, B.; Wen, J.; Ma, C.; Shen, J.; Fu, T.; Tu, J. Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Brassica napus Genic Male Sterile Line and Restorer Line. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 2689.
Wang Z, Wu X, Wu Z, An H, Yi B, Wen J, Ma C, Shen J, Fu T, Tu J. Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Brassica napus Genic Male Sterile Line and Restorer Line. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(9):2689.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Zhixin; Wu, Xiangping; Wu, Zengxiang; An, Hong; Yi, Bin; Wen, Jing; Ma, Chaozhi; Shen, Jinxiong; Fu, Tingdong; Tu, Jinxing. 2018. "Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Brassica napus Genic Male Sterile Line and Restorer Line." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, no. 9: 2689.
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