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Improving Gene Model Accuracy for Nitrogen-Use Efficiency Genes in Zea mays

Show simple item record Walden, Russell 2021-01-05T18:37:19Z 2021-01-05T18:37:19Z 2020-12-14
dc.description.abstract Zea mays is one of the most highly produced crops in the world. It plays a big role in food security, fuel production, and economic stability. A factor that contributes to the production cost and yield of Zea mays is its nitrogen-use efficiency. At least twenty genes in Zea mays are related to nitrogen-use efficiency. The purpose of this study was to improve the accuracy of existing models of nine genes relating to nitrogen-use efficiency in Zea mays by using data present in the Apollo gene annotation platform to inform changes required for updated gene models. These changes were made and used to produce a supertranscript for each gene. Alignment of proteins encoded by all possible transcripts was performed to identify differences in protein structure and domain presence where applicable. These models can be used to provide insight into the gene regulation and protein isoform functio en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject College of Basic and Applied Sciences en_US
dc.subject Genetics en_US
dc.subject Genes en_US
dc.subject Gene Models en_US
dc.subject Zea Mays en_US
dc.subject Biology en_US
dc.title Improving Gene Model Accuracy for Nitrogen-Use Efficiency Genes in Zea mays en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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