Selection of Suitable Reference Genes for qRT-PCR Gene Expression Studies in Rice
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With a widely established use of quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) for gene expression analysis, reliable and stable expression of reference genes is often discussed. Suitable reference genes should show less variation of expression across the target samples and allow for error minimization by normalization of qRT-PCR data. Therefore, selection of reliable reference genes is essential for accurate results and to support the conclusions drawn on expression levels of genes under study. In this chapter, we describe the workflow for selection and evaluation of reference genes in rice, including identification of candidate genes by using Genevestigator (R) and evaluation of expression stability using various algorithms. The ranking of the genes guides qRT-PCR performance and data analysis. This protocol used rice as an example but is not limited to rice, and could be applied to other species as well. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG Show more
Book titleRice Genome Engineering and Gene Editing
Journal / seriesMethods in Molecular Biology
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