RNA Gel Blot Analysis to Determine Gene Expression of Floral Scents

  • J. Boatright
  • N. Dudareva
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Part of the Molecular Methods of Plant Analysis book series (MOLMETHPLANT, volume 21)

Abstract

To attract pollinators to flowers, flowering plants use diverse biosynthetic pathways to produce a broad spectrum of low molecular weight (100- to 200-Da) floral volatile compounds (>700 described structures exist in 60 families of plants) (Knudsen et al. 1993; Dobson 1994). In most plant species floral volatiles are emitted primarily by the petals, although other parts of the flower may also contribute to the total scent output. Often, a specific floral component is emitted from several parts of the flower, although not necessarily at the same amount or rate. However, there are also examples of emission of specific compounds from only a subset of the floral organs.

Keywords

Urea Lignin Polysaccharide Benzyl Polyphenol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Boatright
    • 1
  • N. Dudareva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Horticulture and Landscape ArchitecturePurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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