Comparative analysis of syntenic genes in grass genomes reveals accelerated rates of gene structure and coding sequence evolution in polyploid wheat

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dc.contributor.author Akhunov, Eduard D.
dc.contributor.author Sehgal, Sunish K.
dc.contributor.author Liang, Hanquan
dc.contributor.author Wang, Shichen
dc.contributor.author Akhunova, Alina R.
dc.contributor.author Kaur, Gaganpreet
dc.contributor.author Li, Wanlong
dc.contributor.author Forrest, Kerrie L.
dc.contributor.author See, Deven
dc.contributor.author Šimková, Hana
dc.contributor.author Ma, Yaqin
dc.contributor.author Hayden, Matthew J.
dc.contributor.author Luo, Mingcheng
dc.contributor.author Faris, Justin D.
dc.contributor.author Dolezel, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.author Gill, Bikram S.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-18T19:39:18Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-18T19:39:18Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15306
dc.description.abstract Cycles of whole-genome duplication (WGD) and diploidization are hallmarks of eukaryotic genome evolution and speciation. Polyploid wheat (Triticum aestivum) has had a massive increase in genome size largely due to recent WGDs. How these processes may impact the dynamics of gene evolution was studied by comparing the patterns of gene structure changes, alternative splicing (AS), and codon substitution rates among wheat and model grass genomes. In orthologous gene sets, significantly more acquired and lost exonic sequences were detected in wheat than in model grasses. In wheat, 35% of these gene structure rearrangements resulted in frame-shift mutations and premature termination codons. An increased codon mutation rate in the wheat lineage compared with Brachypodium distachyon was found for 17% of orthologs. The discovery of premature termination codons in 38% of expressed genes was consistent with ongoing pseudogenization of the wheat genome. The rates of AS within the individual wheat subgenomes (21%–25%) were similar to diploid plants. However, we uncovered a high level of AS pattern divergence between the duplicated homeologous copies of genes. Our results are consistent with the accelerated accumulation of AS isoforms, nonsynonymous mutations, and gene structure rearrangements in the wheat lineage, likely due to genetic redundancy created by WGDs. Whereas these processes mostly contribute to the degeneration of a duplicated genome and its diploidization, they have the potential to facilitate the origin of new functional variations, which, upon selection in the evolutionary lineage, may play an important role in the origin of novel traits. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/161/1/252 en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by the American Society of Plant Biologists, January 24, 2013. en_US
dc.subject Whole-genome duplication en_US
dc.subject Diploidization en_US
dc.subject Polyploid wheat en_US
dc.subject Gene evolution en_US
dc.subject Grass genomes en_US
dc.title Comparative analysis of syntenic genes in grass genomes reveals accelerated rates of gene structure and coding sequence evolution in polyploid wheat en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1104/pp.112.205161 en_US
dc.citation.epage 265 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Plant Physiology en_US
dc.citation.spage 252 en_US
dc.citation.volume 161 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bsgill en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid eakhunov en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid akhunova en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid sksehgal en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid hliang en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid wangsc en_US


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