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Transcripts Expressed during Germination Sensu Stricto Are Associated with Vigor in Soybean Seeds

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Department of Crop Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu 18610-034, SP, Brazil
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Department of Exacts Sciences, College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz”, University of São Paulo, Piracicaba 13416-000, SP, Brazil
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School of Life Sciences, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Plants 2022, 11(10), 1310; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11101310
Received: 15 March 2022 / Revised: 11 May 2022 / Accepted: 12 May 2022 / Published: 14 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Transition from Seed to Seedling)
The rapid and uniform establishment of crop plants in the field underpins food security through uniform mechanical crop harvesting. In order to achieve this, seeds with greater vigor should be used. Vigor is a component of physiological quality related to seed resilience. Despite this importance, there is little knowledge of the association between events at the molecular level and seed vigor. In this study, we investigated the relationship between gene expression during germination and seed vigor in soybean. The expression level of twenty genes related to growth at the beginning of the germination process was correlated with vigor. In this paper, vigor was evaluated by different tests. Then we reported the identification of the genes Expansin-like A1, Xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase 22, 65-kDa microtubule-associated protein, Xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase 2, N-glycosylase/DNA lyase OGG1 and Cellulose synthase A catalytic subunit 2, which are expressed during germination, that correlated with several vigor tests commonly used in routine analysis of soybean seed quality. The identification of these transcripts provides tools to study vigor in soybean seeds at the molecular level. View Full-Text
Keywords: germinative process; seedling establishment; molecular tools germinative process; seedling establishment; molecular tools
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Ducatti, K.R.; Batista, T.B.; Hirai, W.Y.; Luccas, D.A.; Moreno, L.d.A.; Guimarães, C.C.; Bassel, G.W.; da Silva, E.A.A. Transcripts Expressed during Germination Sensu Stricto Are Associated with Vigor in Soybean Seeds. Plants 2022, 11, 1310. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11101310

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Ducatti KR, Batista TB, Hirai WY, Luccas DA, Moreno LdA, Guimarães CC, Bassel GW, da Silva EAA. Transcripts Expressed during Germination Sensu Stricto Are Associated with Vigor in Soybean Seeds. Plants. 2022; 11(10):1310. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11101310

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Ducatti, Karina R., Thiago B. Batista, Welinton Y. Hirai, Daiani A. Luccas, Leticia d.A. Moreno, Cristiane C. Guimarães, George W. Bassel, and Edvaldo A.A. da Silva. 2022. "Transcripts Expressed during Germination Sensu Stricto Are Associated with Vigor in Soybean Seeds" Plants 11, no. 10: 1310. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants11101310

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