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Journal of Integrative Agriculture  2022, Vol. 21 Issue (5): 1321-1331    DOI: 10.1016/S2095-3119(21)63788-7
Special Issue: 园艺-分子生物合辑Horticulture — Genetics · Breeding
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Genome-wide analysis of OVATE family proteins in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)
HAN Li-jie1, SONG Xiao-fei2, WANG Zhong-yi1, LIU Xiao-feng1, YAN Li-ying3, HAN De-guo4, ZHOU Zhao-yang1, ZHANG Xiao-lan1
1 State Key Laboratories of Agrobiotechnology/Beijing Key Laboratory of Growth and Developmental Regulation for Protected Vegetable Crops/MOE Joint Laboratory for International Cooperation in Crop Molecular Breeding/China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, P.R.China
2 Analysis and Testing Centre, Hebei Normal University of Science & Technology, Qinhuangdao 066004, P.R.China
3 College of Horticulture Science and Technology, Hebei Normal University of Science & Technology, Qinhuangdao 066004, P.R.China
4 Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Horticultural Crops of Northeast Region, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/College of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, P.R.China
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Abstract  OVATE family proteins (OFPs) are plant-specific proteins with a conserved OVATE domain that regulate plant growth and development.  Although OFPs have been studied in several species, their biological functions remain largely unknown in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.).  This study identified 19 CsOFPs distributed on seven chromosomes in cucumber.  Most CsOFP genes were expressed in reproductive organs, but with different expression patterns.  Ectopic expression of CsOFP12-16c in Arabidopsis resulted in shorter and blunt siliques.  The overall results indicated that CsOFP12-16c regulates silique development in Arabidopsis and may have a similar function in cucumber.
Keywords:  cucumber       OVATE family proteins        expression pattern        CsOFP12-16c        fruit development  
Received: 27 January 2021   Accepted: 01 July 2021
Fund: This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31772315 and 31572132), and the Construction of Beijing Science and Technology Innovation and Service Capacity in Top Subjects, China (CEFF-PXM2019_014207_000032).  

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HAN Li-jie, SONG Xiao-fei, WANG Zhong-yi, LIU Xiao-feng, YAN Li-ying, HAN De-guo, ZHOU Zhao-yang, ZHANG Xiao-lan. 2022. Genome-wide analysis of OVATE family proteins in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 21(5): 1321-1331.

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