Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

Glycyrrhiza uralensis (Licorice), which belongs to Leguminosae, is famous for the function of pharmacologic action and natural sweetener with its dried roots and rhizomes. In recent years, the whole-genome sequence of G. uralensis has been completed, which will help to lay the foundation for the study of gene function. Here, we integrated the available genomic and transcriptomic data of G. uralensis and constructed the G. uralensis gene co-expression network. We then annotated gene functions of G. uralensis via aligning with public databases. Furthermore, gene families of G. uralensis were predicted by tools including iTAK (Plant Transcription factor and Protein kinase Identifier and Classifier), HMMER (hidden Markov models), InParanoid, and PfamScan. Finally, we constructed a platform for gene function analysis in G. uralensis (GURFAP, For analyzed and predicted gene function, we introduced various tools including BLAST (Basic local alignment search tool), GSEA (Gene set enrichment analysis), Motif, Heatmap, and JBrowse. Our analysis based on this platform indicated that the biosynthesis of glycyrrhizin might be regulated by MYB and bHLH. We also took CYP88D6, CYP72A154, and bAS gene in the synthesis pathway of glycyrrhizin as examples to demonstrate the reliability and availability of our platform. Our platform GURFAP will provide convenience for researchers to mine the gene function of G. uralensis and thus discover more key genes involved in the biosynthetic pathway of active ingredients. Copyright © 2022 Yang, Yan, Liu, Da, Xiao, Xu and Su.


Jiaotong Yang, Hengyu Yan, Yue Liu, Lingling Da, Qiaoqiao Xiao, Wenying Xu, Zhen Su. GURFAP: A Platform for Gene Function Analysis in Glycyrrhiza Uralensis. Frontiers in genetics. 2022;13:823966

PMID: 35495163

View Full Text