Genetic modification of glycoalkaloid content in eggplant by agrobacterium-mediated transformation technique için kapak resmi
Genetic modification of glycoalkaloid content in eggplant by agrobacterium-mediated transformation technique
Gültekin, Helin, author.
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ix, 50 leaves: charts;+ 1 computer laser optical disc.
Eggplant is one of the first plantsthat was cultivated in the Old World. It is economically and agriculturally important for many countries such as Turkey. In addition, eggplant has been used medicinally since ancient times. The medicinal effects of eggplant come from its secondary metabolites. One of the most useful secondary metabolites is steroidal glycoalkaloids (SGA). SGAs have been used in cancer treatment research. The biosynthesis of SGAs in plants is controlled by enzymes and transcription factors. GAME 9 is a transcription factor that has been investigated in tomato and potato and has been shown to be an important element in the production pathway. In this research, a copy of eggplant’s own GAME 9 transcriptional factor was transformed to the eggplant genome with Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. To this end, the GAME 9 gene was amplified from the eggplant genome and inserted into the pSoup/pGreen0029 vector system. This vector system was inserted into Agrobacterium. Eggplant seedling explants were incubated with transgenic Agrobacterium. The transformation of regenerated plants was confirmed with PCR and efficiency was found to be 1.3%. RNA expression levels were checked by RT-QPCR for 12 confirmed transgenic plants. On the metabolite level, the leaves of transgenic plants were assayed for SGA content using Dragendorff’s reagent method. The transgenic plants’ mRNA and metabolite levels showed plant to plant variation due to the random nature of transgene insertion. Of the 12 transgenic eggplant, nine plants had significantly increased production of both mRNA (at least 2-fold difference) and metabolite levels. In addition, two plants did not show any difference in mRNA level but their SGA amount was significantly increased. The remaining plant had a 0.16-fold decrease in mRNA level but a significantly greater level of SGA than control plants. In the future, these transgenic plants can help illuminate the SGA production pathway of eggplant and be used for the production of economically and medicinally valuable SGAs.
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Thesis (Master)--İzmir Institute of Technology:Molecular Biology and Genetics.

İzmir Institute of Technology: Molekular Biology and Genetics --Thesis (Master).
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Tez T002534 QK981.4 .G973 2022

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