|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||4|
|Release date:||Oct 17 2011|
|Last update date:||Mar 23 2012|
|Dataset link||Integrated transcriptomic and proteomic profiling of white spruce stems during the transition from active growth to dormancy.|
Two year old white spruce (Picea glauca [Moench] Voss) seedlings were used for all experiments, which were conducted as described by El Kayal et al. (2011). Using a complete randomized block design, seedlings were grown in growth chambers under long days (LD; 16h day / 8h night, 20°C, 50 to 60% RH) for 8-10 weeks. Shortly before seedlings were to begin bud formation, the photoperiod was changed to short days (SD; 8h day / 16h night, 20°C, 50 to 60% RH) to induce rapid and synchronous bud formation. This was designated Day 0. Lignified whole stems representing the current year’s growth (microarrays, microscopy) or previous year’s growth (protein analyses) were sampled at 0, 3, 7, 14, 28 and 70 d (10 wk) SD, and immediately frozen in liquid nitrogen. Remaining plants were maintained in SD for an additional 8-15 wk, and then transferred to low temperatures (LT, 2 - 4°C) for 3 to 4 weeks with continuing SD prior to harvest. These are referred to as LT samples.