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Table 1 Tissue-specific expression of carotenoid biosynthesis genes in potato

From: Silencing of beta-carotene hydroxylase increases total carotenoid and beta-carotene levels in potato tubers

  Leaves Tubers
Tubulin 5.07 ± 2.17 46.18 ± 19.54
Ubiquitin 271.42 ± 83.97 417.30 ± 108.97
Psy1 161.33 ± 27.44 55.85 ± 22.64
Psy2 33.82 ± 5.31 10.28 ± 1.62
Pds 46.9 ± 16.41 3.71 ± 0.13
Zds 3.18 ± 1.20 0.19 ± 0.04
CrtISO 29.04 ± 12.09 7.07 ± 1.54
Lcy-e 1115.65 ± 482.19 3.15 ± 0.89
Lcy-b 20.52 ± 6.38 4.73 ± 0.93
Lut1 7.93 ± 2.32 4.73 ± 1.36
Chy1 70.65 ± 27.59 14.13 ± 1.06
Chy2 49.39 ± 21.24 61.48 ± 19.07
Lut5 121.34 ± 32.15 25.26 ± 12.89
Zep 841.85 ± 114.78 15.93 ± 1.22
Nxs 0.85 ± 0.05 14.24 ± 6.59
  1. Transcript levels were studied via Real Time RT-PCR, using gene-specific oligonucleotides on RNAs isolated from a minimum of 4 different tubers or leaves from 2 different wild-type plants. Numbers indicate attograms gene-specific cDNA/20 ng total RNA. For details, see Methods.