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Preliminary molecular detection of the somatic embryogenesis receptor-like kinase (VpSERK) and knotted-like homeobox (VpKNOX1) genes during in vitro morphogenesis of Vanilla planifolia Jacks
- Ramírez-Mosqueda, MarcoA., Iglesias-Andreu, LourdesG., Sáenz, Luis, Córdova, Iván
- 3 Biotech 2018 v.8 no.2 pp. 94
- RNA, Vanilla planifolia, buds, callus, complementary DNA, gene expression, genes, morphogenesis, somatic embryogenesis
- This work aimed to evaluate the embryogenic competence of different tissues from different stages (friable callus, bud-regenerating callus, and whole buds) of Vanilla planifolia, through the molecular detection of the somatic embryogenesis receptor-like kinase (VpSERK) and knotted-like homeobox (VpKNOX1) genes. RNA was extracted with Trizol®, cDNA was obtained, and the studied transcripts were amplified. Using non-specific primers, VpSERK and VpSTM gene expression was detected in the three stages evaluated. This study might contribute to providing an explanation for the recalcitrance of this Vanilla species to somatic embryogenesis.