Sexual dimorphism in gene expression in dioecious plant

ContributorsEmery, Olivier
Master program titleMaster en bioinformatique et analyse de données en biologie
Defense date2014

To identify and characterize sexually dimorphic gene expression of the wind-pollinated dioecious plant Mercurialis annua, transcriptome annotation and differential analysis of gene expression from RNA-seq data of RNA samples from either males or females containing leaves and flowers was performed. Out of 69,217 predicted genes, 1247 sex-biased genes were identified, comprising 1137 male-biased genes and 110 female-biased genes. Enrichment analysis of gene ontology (GO) terms in sex-biased genes revealed 85 GO terms which were over-represented in sex-biased genes compared to all genes, with numerous terms directly referring to pollen. The sex-linkage of sex-biased genes was also investigated. Altogether this study provides an important resource for future research on sexual dimorphism in dioecious plants at the molecular level.

  • Sexual dimorphism
  • Mercurialis annua
  • RNA-seq
  • Sex-biased genes
  • Transcriptome
Citation (ISO format)
EMERY, Olivier. Sexual dimorphism in gene expression in dioecious plant. 2014.
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