Gene expression at harvest was compared for two stone fruit cultivars, a peach and its near-isogenic nectarine mutant, using two microarray platforms, μPEACH1.0 and ChillPeach. Together, both platforms covered over 6,000 genes out of which 417 were differentially expressed between the fruits of the two cultivars at a p value of 0.05. A total of 47 genes in nectarine and 60 genes in peach were at least twofold higher relative to each other. Nectarine had much better storage characteristics than peach and could be stored for over 5 weeks at 5 °C without storage disorders. In an attempt to determine whether gene expression at harvest could give an indication of storage potential, the expression analysis of the two cultivars was compared to that of two genotypes with different sensitivities to chilling injury. Principal component analysis of gene expression results across four fruit types differing in chilling sensitivity resulted in 41 genes whose expression levels separated the fruits according to sensitivity to storage disorders, suggesting that the genes have a role in cold response adaptation.

Comparative transcript profiling of a peach and its nectarine mutant at harvest reveals differences in gene expression related to storability

ZILIOTTO, FIORENZA;BONGHI, CLAUDIO;
2013

Abstract

Gene expression at harvest was compared for two stone fruit cultivars, a peach and its near-isogenic nectarine mutant, using two microarray platforms, μPEACH1.0 and ChillPeach. Together, both platforms covered over 6,000 genes out of which 417 were differentially expressed between the fruits of the two cultivars at a p value of 0.05. A total of 47 genes in nectarine and 60 genes in peach were at least twofold higher relative to each other. Nectarine had much better storage characteristics than peach and could be stored for over 5 weeks at 5 °C without storage disorders. In an attempt to determine whether gene expression at harvest could give an indication of storage potential, the expression analysis of the two cultivars was compared to that of two genotypes with different sensitivities to chilling injury. Principal component analysis of gene expression results across four fruit types differing in chilling sensitivity resulted in 41 genes whose expression levels separated the fruits according to sensitivity to storage disorders, suggesting that the genes have a role in cold response adaptation.
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