Chinese Bulletin of Botany
Fangzheng Li, Suxin Yang*, Chunxia Wu, Haichao Wei, Ruilian Qu, Xianzhong Feng
KNOX family genes, coding homeobox proteins, play an important role in plant development. We investigated soybean KNOX family genes with genome database analysis and bioinformatics. Phylogenetic analysis characterized 2 classes of GmKNOX genes: GmKNOX I with 3 sub-classes and GmKNOX II with 2. In total, 26 GmKNOX genes distribute in 16 chromosomes of soybean, and GmKNOX27 could not be located in any chromosome. Whole-genome expression analysis revealed class I GmKNOX genes mainly expressed in meristematic tissues and class II GmKNOX genes broadly expressed in different tissues.
Fangzheng Li, Suxin Yang, Chunxia Wu, Haichao Wei, Ruilian Qu, Xianzhong Feng. Structure and Expression Analysis of KNOX Gene Family in Soybean[J]. Chinese Bulletin of Botany, DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2012.00236.
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