• 1 Advanced Biotechnology and Breeding Centre, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), No. 6, Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • 2 Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 3 School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
  • 4 Sime Darby Biotech Laboratories Sdn Bhd, Km10, Jalan Banting-Kelanang, Banting, Selangor, Malaysia
PLoS One, 2014;9(6):e99774.
PMID: 24927412 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099774


The somatic embryogenesis tissue culture process has been utilized to propagate high yielding oil palm. Due to the low callogenesis and embryogenesis rates, molecular studies were initiated to identify genes regulating the process, and their expression levels are usually quantified using reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR). With the recent release of oil palm genome sequences, it is crucial to establish a proper strategy for gene analysis using RT-qPCR. Selection of the most suitable reference genes should be performed for accurate quantification of gene expression levels.

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