Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 27
Release date: Jun 19 2008
Last update date: Mar 17 2012
Access: Public
Taxon: Zea mays
Dataset link Heterosis(II, Low scan)

Experimental Protocol

The inbreds B73 (Schnable Lab Accession #660) and Mo17 (Schnable Lab Accession #2618) used in this study were derived by self-pollination from stocks originally obtained from Don Robertson (Iowa State University) and Mike Lee (Iowa State University), respectively. Mo17 was crossed as a female by B73 to generate the F1. Kernels from three different seed sources (ears) per genotype were used in the experimental design. Prior to microarray analyses genotypes were confirmed by genotyping DNA extracted from each seed source using co-dominant IDP genetic markers that distinguish B73 from Mo17 (Fu et al., in preparation). Ten biological replications of B73, Mo17, and their F1 (Mo17xB73) were grown under highly controlled conditions in a randomized complete block design. For each replication, the B73, Mo17, and F1 samples were hybridized to three two-color cDNA microarrays using a loop design such that each loop included all pairwise comparisons between genotypes. RNA pools for each genotype were alternately labeled providing dye balance within each loop. After hybridization, one biological replicate was removed due to poor quality. The final analysis incorporated 27 microarray slides (3 slides for each of nine high-quality biological replicates).










Patrick Schnable
Patrick S. Schnable