F-box genes in the wheat genome and expression profiling in wheat at different developmental stages

Min Jeong Hong, Jin Baek Kim, Yong Weon Seo, Dae Yeon Kim

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Genes of the F-box family play specific roles in protein degradation by post-translational modification in several biological processes, including flowering, the regulation of circadian rhythms, photomorphogenesis, seed development, leaf senescence, and hormone signaling. F-box genes have not been previously investigated on a genome-wide scale; however, the establishment of the wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) reference genome sequence enabled a genome-based examination of the F-box genes to be conducted in the present study. In total, 1796 F-box genes were detected in the wheat genome and classified into various subgroups based on their functional C-terminal domain. The F-box genes were distributed among 21 chromosomes and most showed high sequence homology with F-box genes located on the homoeologous chromosomes because of allohexaploidy in the wheat genome. Additionally, a synteny analysis of wheat F-box genes was conducted in rice and Brachypodium distachyon. Transcriptome analysis during various wheat developmental stages and expression analysis by quantitative real-time PCR revealed that some F-box genes were specifically expressed in the vegetative and/or seed developmental stages. A genome-based examination and classification of F-box genes provide an opportunity to elucidate the biological functions of F-box genes in wheat.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1154
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct


  • Developmental stage
  • F-box protein
  • Wheat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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