|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||24|
|Release date:||May 31 2009|
|Last update date:||Aug 31 2012|
|Dataset link||Probing the endosperm gene expression landscape in Brassica napus|
We defined the developmental phase of the endosperm based on the stages of the embedded embryos. Under our growth conditions, the globular-shape embryo stage is reached approximately six days after flowering (DAF), the heart-shape embryo stage is reached after eight days, and by day 14 the seed enters the cotyledon stage. The collected tissues allowed the construction of two cDNA libraries: one derived from endosperm of heart-shape embryo developing stage seeds and the other from endosperm of a mix of globular-shape embryo and cotyledon stage developing seeds. Heart-shaped-embryo endosperm is also ready for protein profiling analysis. For microarray analysis, endosperms were harvested from young seeds at the globular-shape embryo, heart-shape embryo and cotyledon stages, respectively. Two biological duplicates were set up, including four technological repeats in each duplicate. A dye-swap hybridization experiment was performed for each pair of target RNA comparisons. We performed four independent aRNA labelings for each tissue pair. For example, we used globular-shape embryo stage endosperm RNA coupled with Cy5 dye vs. heart-shape embryo stage endosperm RNA coupled with Cy3 dye, and the dye-swap experiment was with globular-shape embryo stage endosperm RNA with Cy3 dye vs. the heart-shape embryo stage endosperm RNA with Cy5 dye. Each tissue pair experiment was done with four repeats, using a total of 24 microarrays for the whole experiment.
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