Patterning of virus-infected Glycine max seed coat is associated with suppression of endogenous silencing of chalcone synthase genes.

@article{Senda2004PatterningOV,
  title={Patterning of virus-infected Glycine max seed coat is associated with suppression of endogenous silencing of chalcone synthase genes.},
  author={Mineo Senda and Chikara Masuta and Shizen Ohnishi and Kazunori Goto and Atsushi Kasai and Teruo Sano and Jin-Sung Hong and Stuart MacFarlane},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={807-18}
}
Most commercial Glycine max (soybean) varieties have yellow seeds because of loss of pigmentation in the seed coat. It has been suggested that inhibition of seed coat pigmentation in yellow G. max may be controlled by homology-dependent silencing of chalcone synthase (CHS) genes. Our analysis of CHS mRNA and short-interfering RNAs provide clear evidence that the inhibition of seed coat pigmentation in yellow G. max results from posttranscriptional rather than transcriptional silencing of the… CONTINUE READING