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Circadian clock-mediated transcriptional regulation in maize

Organism Icon Zea mays
Sample Icon 12 Downloadable Samples
Technology Badge Icon Affymetrix Maize Genome Array (maize)

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The goal of the experiment was to perform a large scale study of circadian regulation of gene expression in maize. To identify maize genes with expression regulated by the circadian clock, transcript levels in the aerial tissues of young maize seedlings were determined by transcriptional profiling with the Affymetrix GeneChip Maize Genome Array. Maize inbred B73 seedlings were grown inside Conviron growth chamber. B73 seedlings were grown for 7 days under 12 h light:12 h dark (LD) photocycles, 26 C temperature and 70% humidity. At the 8th day, seedlings were transferred to continuous light (LL) and were allowed to entrain completely for 24 h prior to tissue harvest following which tissue was harvested every 4 hours under LL conditions for a period of 48h. Therefore, for the circadian LL time course 12 time points were collected as follows (also defined as factors in the treatment section): ZT0 - 8:00 am/ subjective dawn/ Day1 ZT4 - 12:00 pm/ subjective mid-day/ Day1 ZT8 - 4:00 pm/ subjective late-day/ Day1 ZT12 - 8:00 pm/ subjective dusk/ Day1 ZT16 - 12:00 am/ subjective mid-night/ Day1 ZT20 - 4:00 am/ subjective pre-dawn/ Day1 ZT24- 8:00 am/ subjective dawn/ Day2 ZT28 - 12:00 pm/ subjective mid-day/ Day2 ZT32 - 4:00 pm/ subjective late-day/ Day2 ZT36 - 8:00 pm/ subjective dusk/ Day2 ZT40 - 12:00 am/ subjective mid-night/ Day2 ZT44 - 4:00 am/ subjective pre-dawn/ Day2 Tissue comprised of aerial portion of the seedlings (corresponding to tissue from the prop roots and up) for RNA isolation. Total RNA was isolated from the entire aerial portion of 7 day-old seedlings (corresponding to tissue from the prop roots and up) by Trizol extraction followed by Qiagen RNeasy columns and treatment with RNase-free DNase I (Qiagen; RNA was isolated from 3 independent biological replicates was pooled. cRNA was generated from pooled total RNA from 3 biological replicates with the GeneChip One-Cycle Target Labeling kit according to the manufacturers recommendations (Affymetrix, The University of California, Berkeley Functional Genomics Laboratory hybridized samples to Affymetrix GeneChip Maize Genome Arrays and scanned the washed arrays as suggested by manufacturer. Probe sets called Not Present or Marginal on one or more microarrays were removed from the downstream analysis, as is common practice with circadian studies. Raw hybridization intensities were normalized across all twelve arrays using RMA express in Perfect Match mode. ****[PLEXdb( has submitted this series at GEO on behalf of the original contributor, Frank G. Harmon. The equivalent experiment is ZM28 at PLEXdb.]
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