PePIF1, a P-lineage of PIF-like transposable element identified in protocorm-like bodies of Phalaenopsis orchids

Chia Chi Hsu, Pei Han Lai, Tien Chih Chen, Wen-Chieh Tsai, Jui Lin Hsu, Yu Yun Hsiao, Wen-Luan Wu, Ching Hsiu Tsai, Wen Huei Chen, Hong-Hwa Chen

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Background: Orchids produce a colorless protocorm by symbiosis with fungi upon seed germination. For mass production of orchids, the prevailing approaches are both generation of protocorm-like bodies (PLBs) from callus and multiplication of adventitious buds on inflorescence. However, somaclonal variations occur during micropropagation. Results: We isolated the two most expressed transposable elements belonging to P Instability Factor (PIF)-like transposons. Among them, a potential autonomous element was identified by similarity analysis against the whole-genome sequence of Phalaenopsis equestris and named PePIF1. It contains a 19-bp terminal inverted repeat flanked by a 3-bp target site duplication and two coding regions encoding ORF1- and transposase-like proteins. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that PePIF1 belongs to a new P-lineage of PIF. Furthermore, two distinct families, PePIF1a and PePIF1b, with 29 and 37 putative autonomous elements, respectively, were isolated, along with more than 3000 non-autonomous and miniature inverted-repeat transposable element (MITE)-like elements. Among them, 828 PePIF1-related elements were inserted in 771 predicted genes. Intriguingly, PePIF1 was transposed in the somaclonal variants of Phalaenopsis cultivars, as revealed by transposon display, and the newly inserted genes were identified and sequenced. Conclusion: A PIF-like element, PePIF1, was identified in the Phalaenopsis genome and actively transposed during micropropagation. With the identification of PePIF1, we have more understanding of the Phalaenopsis genome structure and somaclonal variations during micropropagation for use in orchid breeding and production.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25
JournalBMC genomics
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 9

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Orchidaceae
DNA Transposable Elements
Genome
Transposases
Inflorescence
Symbiosis
Terminal Repeat Sequences
Bony Callus
Germination
Genes
Breeding
Seeds
Fungi
Proteins

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  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics

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Hsu, Chia Chi ; Lai, Pei Han ; Chen, Tien Chih ; Tsai, Wen-Chieh ; Hsu, Jui Lin ; Hsiao, Yu Yun ; Wu, Wen-Luan ; Tsai, Ching Hsiu ; Chen, Wen Huei ; Chen, Hong-Hwa. / PePIF1, a P-lineage of PIF-like transposable element identified in protocorm-like bodies of Phalaenopsis orchids. In: BMC genomics. 2019 ; Vol. 20, No. 1.
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PePIF1, a P-lineage of PIF-like transposable element identified in protocorm-like bodies of Phalaenopsis orchids. / Hsu, Chia Chi; Lai, Pei Han; Chen, Tien Chih; Tsai, Wen-Chieh; Hsu, Jui Lin; Hsiao, Yu Yun; Wu, Wen-Luan; Tsai, Ching Hsiu; Chen, Wen Huei; Chen, Hong-Hwa.

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