• 1 Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM), P.O Box 10620, 50720, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia e-mail: Fax: 603-8259446, , , , , , MY
Plant Cell Rep, 2000 Jul;19(8):804-809.
PMID: 30754873 DOI: 10.1007/s002999900179


The technique of mRNA fingerprinting was used to isolate flower-specific cDNAs in the oil palm. Differences in the RNA populations between vegetative tissue (leaf) and inflorescences at various stages of flower development were examined using 18 primer combinations. A total of 16 flower-specific cDNAs were identified, of which 15 were successfully re-amplified. Reverse Northern analysis confirmed that 8 of the 15 cDNAs appeared to truly represent differentially expressed mRNAs in flowering tissues. Northern blot analysis subsequently showed that 5 of the clones are preferentially or exclusively expressed in the flowering tissues of oil palm.

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