|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||24|
|Release date:||Apr 9 2008|
|Last update date:||Sep 24 2013|
|Dataset link||Genome-wide analysis of gene expression profiles during the kernel development of maize (Zea mays L.)|
To obtain the global gene expression profile during maize kernel development, a microarray with approximately 58,000 probes was used. The maize inbred line X178 was planted on the field. Each plant was self-pollinated by hand. The ears were harvested from healthy plants at 1, 5, 10, 15, 25 and 35 days after pollination (DAP), respectively. In order to increase the consistency & uniformity of the isolated kernels, the upper half and about one sixth of ears from the bottom were cut and discarded, the kernels were isolated from the rest part of the ears. Samples at each time-point were collected from at least thirty ears and pooled to represent the line characteristics of X178. Two sub-samples for replication in the microarray analysis were randomly drawn. Samples from two consecutive time-points were paired and labeled using different fluorescent dyes (Cy3 and Cy5) and hybridized in the same array. A loop design was applied for running the microarray. Two replicates of each pair of samples were carried out to test both the reproducibility and quality of the chip hybridizations.