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Gene expression validation of genes related to the development and accumulation of biomass in sugarcane

Grant number: 20/07851-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2020
Effective date (End): November 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Plant Genetics
Principal Investigator:Glaucia Mendes Souza
Grantee:Kaique Dias de Oliveira
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50921-8 - Signaling and regulatory network studies associated to the energy cane, AP.BIOEN.TEM


Given the global need for sustainable sources of energy, there is a high demand for obtaining varieties of energy cane, characterized by a greater accumulation of biomass and fibers. Therefore, studying the metabolism and carbon flow, determinants of the balance of sucrose and fibers produced by the plant is essential. Our research group has used different strategies to study carbon metabolism in sugarcane. A substantial set of data was obtained and requires thorough exploration by multiple approaches, among which the validation of differential gene expression, detected in different experiments, stands out. In this Scientific Initiation Project, the validation of 10 differentially expressed genes, using the quantitative PCR technique (qPCR), is proposed.

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