Gene expression studies of the dikaryotic mycelium and primordium of Lentinula edodes by serial analysis of gene expression
Publication in refereed journal

Times Cited
Web of Science22WOS source URL (as at 24/09/2020) Click here for the latest count
Altmetrics Information

Other information
AbstractLentinula edodes (Shiitake mushroom) is a common edible mushroom that has high nutritional and medical value. Although a number of genes involved in the fruit of the species have been identified, little is known about the process of differentiation from dikaryotic mycelium to primordium. In this study, serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) was applied to determine the gene expression profiles of the dikaryotic mycelium and primordium of L. edodes in an effort to advance our understanding of the molecular basis of fruit body development. A total of 6363 tags were extracted (3278 from the dikaryotic mycelium and 3085 from the primordium), 164 unique tags matched the in-house expressed sequence tag (EST) database. The difference between the expression profiles of the dikaryotic mycelium and primordium suggests that a specific set of genes is required for fruit body development. In the transition from the mycelium to the primordium, different hydrophobins were expressed abundantly, fewer structural genes were expressed, transcription and translation became active, different genes became involved in intracellular trafficking, and stress responses were expressed. These findings advance our understanding of fruit body development. We used cDNA microarray hybridization and Northern blotting to verify the SAGE results, and found SAGE to be highly efficient in the performance of transcriptome analysis. To our knowledge, this is the first SAGE study of a mushroom. (c) 2008 The British Mycological Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListChum WWY, Ng KTP, Shih RSM, Au CH, Kwan HS
Journal nameMycological Research
Volume Number112
Pages950 - 964
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsdevelopmental mycology; edible mushrooms; hydrophobins; SAGE; Shiitake
Web of Science Subject CategoriesMycology

Last updated on 2020-25-09 at 01:33