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Leaf Transcriptome Assembly of Protium copal (Burseraceae) and Annotation of Terpene Biosynthetic Genes

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Department of Integrative Biology and University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
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Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
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Genes 2019, 10(5), 392; https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10050392
Received: 7 March 2019 / Revised: 17 May 2019 / Accepted: 20 May 2019 / Published: 22 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Plant Genetics and Genomics)
Plants in the Burseraceae are globally recognized for producing resins and essential oils with medicinal properties and have economic value. In addition, most of the aromatic and non-aromatic components of Burseraceae resins are derived from a variety of terpene and terpenoid chemicals. Although terpene genes have been identified in model plant crops (e.g., Citrus, Arabidopsis), very few genomic resources are available for non-model groups, including the highly diverse Burseraceae family. Here we report the assembly of a leaf transcriptome of Protium copal, an aromatic tree that has a large distribution in Central America, describe the functional annotation of putative terpene biosynthetic genes and compare terpene biosynthetic genes found in P. copal with those identified in other Burseraceae taxa. The genomic resources of Protium copal can be used to generate novel sequencing markers for population genetics and comparative phylogenetic studies, and to investigate the diversity and evolution of terpene genes in the Burseraceae. View Full-Text
Keywords: RNA-sequencing; de novo assembly; Protium; terpenoid; copal resin RNA-sequencing; de novo assembly; Protium; terpenoid; copal resin
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Damasco, G.; Shivakumar, V.S.; Misciewicz, T.M.; Daly, D.C.; Fine, P.V.A. Leaf Transcriptome Assembly of Protium copal (Burseraceae) and Annotation of Terpene Biosynthetic Genes. Genes 2019, 10, 392.

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