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Differential Expression Pattern of Lignin Biosynthetic Genes in Dwarf Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme)
Plant Breed. Biotech. 2019;7:229-236
Published online September 1, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Breeding Science.

Md Abdur Rahim1,2, AKM Zilani Rabbi1, Khandker Shazia Afrin1, Hee-Jeong Jung1, Hoy-Taek Kim1, Jong-In Park1, Ill-Sup Nou1*

1Department of Horticulture, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Korea
2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
Corresponding author: *Ill-Sup Nou,, Tel: +82-61-750-3249, Fax: +82-61-750-5389
Received July 9, 2019; Revised August 10, 2019; Accepted August 12, 2019.
This is an Open-Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Cherry tomatoes are highly nutritious, flavory with a pleasant taste and are becoming increasingly popular to the consumers. The cherry tomato cv. ‘Minichal’ produced some dwarf plants along with normal plants. Lignin, a phenolic biopolymer is the key component of cell walls in plants. Here, we analyzed lignin biosynthesis-related genes in leaves, inflorescences and fruits of dwarf and normal cherry tomato plants by reverse-transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR). Among analyzed genes, SlCCOAOMT1, SlCCOAOMT2, SlCCOAOMT3, SlF5H, and SlCOMT showed significantly higher expressions, in leaf and inflorescence of dwarf plants compared with the normal plants, while SlPAL1 showed a significantly higher expression only in the leaves. On the contrary, SlHCT and SlC3H showed significantly lower expression levels in the leaves and inflorescences of dwarf plants compared with normal ones. The results suggest that SlHCT and SlC3H might have an impact on the dwarf cherry tomato plants.
Keywords : Dwarf plants, Lignin biosynthetic genes, Expression pattern, Cherry tomato

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  • Center for Horticultural Seed Development
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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