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Bioinformatics Identification and Expression Profiles of SBP Family Genes in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)  

Dongju Gao* , Qin Zhang* , Taibai Xu , Peng Zhou , Wenjing Cheng , Weiwei Zhang
Department of Plant Science and Technology, Shanghai Vocational College of Agriculture and Forestry, Shanghai, 201699, China
* These authors contributed equally to this work
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Plant Gene and Trait, 2024, Vol. 15, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/pgt.2024.15.0002
Received: 12 Dec., 2023    Accepted: 20 Jan., 2024    Published: 19 Feb., 2024
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This article was first published in Molecular Plant Breeding in Chinese, and here was authorized to translate and publish the paper in English under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Gao D.J., Zhang Q., Xu T.B., Zhou P., Cheng W.J., and Zhang W.W., 2024, Bioinformatics identification and expression profiles of SBP family genes in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.), Plant Gene and Trait, 15(1): 8-14 (doi: 10.5376/pgt.2024.15.0002)


SQUAMOSA promoter binding protein (SBP), as a plant-specific transcription factor, plays an important role in plant growth development. In this study, 15 SBP genes were identified from the cucumber genome by bioinformatics methods, and the physicochemical property, gene structure, phylogeny, and expression of these genes in different tissues were analyzed. The results showed that 15 genes were distributed on 4 chromosomes, and divided into 6 groups. Genes in the same group had similar structure and conservative motifs. Expression analysis shows CsSBP9, CsSBP12, CsSBP10, CsSBP3, CsSBP8 and CsSBP7 are expressed in all tissues, and the other genes are expressed in specific tissues, suggesting that SBP genes play an important role in the growth development of cucumber at different stages. This study lays a foundation for the further identification of cucumber SBP gene function.

Cucumber; SBP; Gene structure; Gene expression
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