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Genomics / Proteomics

Houston, Lisa [1], Wethall, Jamison [2], Curtis, Chris [3], Kopp, Olga [3].

Analysis of Gene Expression in Arachis hypogaea.

Analysis of Gene Expression in Arachis hypogaea
Lisa Houston, Jamison A. Mead, Chris Curtis, and Olga Kopp Utah Valley University, Department of Biology 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058  
Over the past few years the incidence of peanut allergies has drastically increased. Over 95 percent of these allergies have been shown to be from Ara h1, Ara h2, and Ara h3 proteins. Over the last several decades there has been greater occurrence of droughts in areas prominent for the production of peanuts grown for public consumption. Due to this pattern, Arachis hypogaea plants resistant to drought have been selected to increase production. Three Arachis hypogaea varieties were selected for this research: a Virginia Jumbo peanut, a Wild jungle peanut (Hinterland Trading Co) and an Heirloom variety (Carwille’s Virginia). Each variety is being grown under normal and drought conditions to determine the effect these conditions have on the expression of the seed storage proteins using qPCR to quantify the level of gene expression of Ara h1, Ara h2, and Ara h3 genes. Each variety is being tested against the other for relative expression in Normal/Drought growing conditions.  Preliminary testing has shown that the heirloom variety expresses less of the allergy causing peanut storage proteins.  

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1 - 2391 Ox Yoke Dr, Eagle Mountain, UT, 84005, USA
2 - 1055 N 440 West, Orem, Ut, 84057, USA
3 - UVU, Botany, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, Ut, 84058, USA

Arachis hypogaea
gene expression
major peanut allergens.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Session: P
Location: Eyrie/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PGP004
Abstract ID:472
Candidate for Awards:Genetics Section Poster Award

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