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CSB Seminar: Prof. Vincent Castric, CNRS, Université de Lille

February 27, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CSB Departmental Seminar

Professor Vincent Castric

CNRS, Université de Lille

“Dominance Hierarchy Rising from the Evolution of a Complex Small RNA Regulatory Network”


The prevention of fertilization through self-pollination (or pollination by a close relative) in the Brassicaceae plant family is determined by the genotype of the plant at the self-incompatibility locus (S locus). The many alleles at this locus exhibit a dominance hierarchy that determines which of the two allelic specificities of a heterozygous genotype is expressed at the phenotypic level. Here, we uncover the evolution of how at least 17 small RNA (sRNA)–producing loci and their multiple target sites collectively control the dominance hierarchy among alleles within the gene controlling the pollen S-locus phenotype in a self-incompatible Arabidopsis species. Selection has created a dynamic repertoire of sRNA-target interactions by jointly acting on sRNA genes and their target sites, which has resulted in a complex system of regulation among alleles.

Host:  Daphne Goring

Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!

Video Conferencing at UTM (DV 4001) and UTSC (MW 229)

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February 27, 2015
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