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Identification of a methyltransferase catalyzing the final step of methyl anthranilate synthesis in cultivated strawberry

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Plant Biology, August 2017
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Title
Identification of a methyltransferase catalyzing the final step of methyl anthranilate synthesis in cultivated strawberry
Published in
BMC Plant Biology, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12870-017-1088-1
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Authors

Jeremy Pillet, Alan H. Chambers, Christopher Barbey, Zhilong Bao, Anne Plotto, Jinhe Bai, Michael Schwieterman, Timothy Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, Vance M. Whitaker, Thomas A. Colquhoun, Kevin M. Folta

Abstract

Methyl anthranilate (MA) contributes an attractive fruity note to the complex flavor and aroma of strawberry (Fragaria spp.), yet it is rare in modern cultivars. The genetic basis for its biosynthesis has not been elucidated. Understanding the specific genes required for its synthesis could allow  the development of gene/allele-specific molecular markers to speed breeding of flavorful strawberries. Ripe fruits from individuals in an F1 population resulting from a cross between a MA producer and a non-producer were examined using a bulk-segregant transcriptome approach. MA producer and non-producer transcriptomes were compared, revealing five candidate transcripts that strictly co-segregated with MA production. One candidate encodes an annotated methyltransferase. MA levels are lower when this transcript is suppressed with RNAi, and bacterial cultures expressing the protein produced MA in the presence of anthranilic acid. Frozen fruit powders reconstituted with anthranilic acid and a methyl donor produced MA only if the transcript was detected in the fruit powder. A DNA-based molecular marker was developed that segregates with the MA-producing gene variant. These analyses indicate that the methyltransferase, now noted ANTHRANILIC ACID METHYL TRANSFERASE (FanAAMT), mediates the ultimate step of MA production in cultivated strawberry. Identification of this gene and its associated molecular marker may hasten breeding efforts to introduce this important volatile into modern cultivars.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 15%
Student > Master 4 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Other 6 22%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 56%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Unspecified 1 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 September 2017.
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