Copaifera langsdorffii Novel Putative Long Non-Coding RNAs: Interspecies Conservation Analysis in Adaptive Response to Different Biomes
AbstractLong non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in multiple regulatory pathways and its versatile form of action has disclosed a new layer in gene regulation. LncRNAs have their expression levels modulated during plant development, and in response to stresses with tissue-specific functions. In this study, we analyzed lncRNA from leaf samples collected from the legume Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. (copaíba) present in two divergent ecosystems: Cerrado (CER; Ecological Station of Botanical Garden in Brasília, Brazil) and Atlantic Rain Forest (ARF; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). We identified 8020 novel lncRNAs, and they were compared to seven Fabaceae genomes and transcriptomes, to which 1747 and 2194 copaíba lncRNAs were mapped, respectively, to at least one species. The secondary structures of the lncRNAs that were conserved and differentially expressed between the populations were predicted using in silico methods. A few selected lncRNA were confirmed by RT-qPCR in the samples from both biomes; Additionally, the analysis of the lncRNA sequences predicted that some might act as microRNA (miRNA) targets or decoys. The emerging studies involving lncRNAs function and conservation have shown their involvement in several types of biotic and abiotic stresses. Thus, the conservation of lncRNAs among Fabaceae species considering their rapid turnover, suggests they are likely to have been under functional conservation pressure. Our results indicate the potential involvement of lncRNAs in the adaptation of C. langsdorffii in two different biomes. View Full-Text
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Danilevicz, M.F.; Moharana, K.C.; Venancio, T.M.; Franco, L.O.; Cardoso, S.R.S.; Cardoso, M.; Thiebaut, F.; Hemerly, A.S.; Prosdocimi, F.; Ferreira, P.C.G. Copaifera langsdorffii Novel Putative Long Non-Coding RNAs: Interspecies Conservation Analysis in Adaptive Response to Different Biomes. Non-Coding RNA 2018, 4, 27.
Danilevicz MF, Moharana KC, Venancio TM, Franco LO, Cardoso SRS, Cardoso M, Thiebaut F, Hemerly AS, Prosdocimi F, Ferreira PCG. Copaifera langsdorffii Novel Putative Long Non-Coding RNAs: Interspecies Conservation Analysis in Adaptive Response to Different Biomes. Non-Coding RNA. 2018; 4(4):27.Chicago/Turabian Style
Danilevicz, Monica F.; Moharana, Kanhu C.; Venancio, Thiago M.; Franco, Luciana O.; Cardoso, Sérgio R.S.; Cardoso, Mônica; Thiebaut, Flávia; Hemerly, Adriana S.; Prosdocimi, Francisco; Ferreira, Paulo C.G. 2018. "Copaifera langsdorffii Novel Putative Long Non-Coding RNAs: Interspecies Conservation Analysis in Adaptive Response to Different Biomes." Non-Coding RNA 4, no. 4: 27.
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