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Identification of Genes Related to Photoperiod that Regulating the Circadian Clock in Legume Plants  

Zongfei Li1,2,3,4 , Jie Zhang 1,2 , Fang Wei 1,2 , Mengdie Cai1,2 , Zhenpeng Liu1 , Xuanjun Fang1,2,3,4
1 Institute of Life Science, Jiyang College of Zhejiang A&F University, Zhuji, 311800, China
2 Cuixi Academy of Biotechnology, Zhuji, 311800, China
3 Hainan Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources, Sanya, 572025, China
4 College of Life Sciences and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530005, China
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2017, Vol. 8, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2017.08.0001
Received: 01 Mar., 2017    Accepted: 03 Mar., 2017    Published: 30 Mar., 2017
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Li Z.F., Zhang J., Wei F., Cai M.D., Liu Z.P., and Fang X.J., 2017, Identification of genes related to photoperiod that regulating the circadian clock in legume plants, Molecular Plant Breeding, 8(1): 1-20 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2017.08.0001)


In this study, 9 kinds of genes related to photoperiod-mediated circadian clock were analyzed by bioinformatics methods in order to identify the genes related to photoperiod that regulate circadian clock in legume, which were Phytochrome, Cryptochrome, LKP1/FKFI/LKP2, PIF3/PIF4/PIF5, SRR1, CO/COL1/COL2, TIC, XCT and FHY3. The results showed that different degrees of differentiation occurred in the 3 species of Arabidopsis thaliana and the legumes. Using Arabidopsis thaliana as a reference, the differentiation degree of Lotus japonicus and Medicago truncatula genes related to photoperiod-mediated circadian regulation network was higher than that of Glycine max, which might be due to the sizes of Lotus japonicus and Medicago truncatula genome is far less than that of Glycine max.

Legume; Photoperiod; Circadian clock; Gene
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