Thursday, 18 January 2018
New record of nuclear DNA amounts of some Zingiberaceae species from North east India
Data in Brief Volume 17, April 2018, Pages 66-70 open access Data Article Author links open overlay panelSupriyoBasakabLathaRangana a Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, 781039, India b Key Laboratory for Plant Diversity and Biogeography of East Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China Received 21 November 2017, Accepted 28 December 2017, Available online 3 January 2018. Show less https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.12.063Get rights and content Under a Creative Commons license Abstract Members of the family Zingiberaceae are important medicinal plants and have great economic significance. Some taxonomic issues are still pending within the family and the genome size estimates of many species are still very scarce. Therefore, studies concerning genome size can provide complementary data that may be useful to characterize the family on whole. Genome size estimate have been used to characterize four Northeast Indian taxa of the family Zingiberaceae occurring in the wild in addition to that of a sacred cultivated species. In this data article we have provided genome size estimates of four species based on flow cytometry for the first time. This data will be valuable for genomic and molecular authentication of these species for all future studies. Previous article in issueNext article in issue Specifications table Subject area Applied Biodiversity More specific subject area Evolutionary genomics Type of data Histogram, Tables (genome size) How data was acquired Fluorescence based relative detection of propidium iodide bound to nucleus. Data format Processed Experimental factors Experiment was conducted in room temperature. The data was based on three days repeated measurements on three different individuals Experimental features Co-processing of nuclei released from a standard and a test species Data source location Guwahati, Assam, India Data accessibility All data presented in this article Value of data • Data for the first time show the nuclear DNA content of Globba bulbifera, Boesenbergia longiflora, Zingiber sp (Moran) and Alpinia nigra. • These data will be helpful in species delineation. • Data will help investigators in planning genetic diversity studies, breeding and sequencing. • Relevant for researchers investigating the phenology of these plants for climate change. 1. Data The origin of plant material and subsequent previous literature regarding the species is listed in Table 1. The flow cytometric histograms of the five species are shown in Fig. 1. As shown in the Table 2 and Fig. 1 the coefficient of variation of the fluorescence peak is less than 5% depicting its good quality for nuclear DNA content estimation. Table 1. Description of the Zingiberaceae plants under consideration with their literature report on previous genome size investigation. Serial no Species name Voucher No Literature reports on nuclear DNA content 1 Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) B.L.Burtt 10346 No report 2 Boesenbergia longiflora (Wallich) Kuntze 10343 No report 3 Globba bulbifera Roxb. 10342 No report 4 Zingiber officinale Rosc. 10344 12.05 ( 4C ) 3·60 (2C ) 5 Zingiber sp (Moran) 10345 No report Fig. 1 Download high-res image (317KB)Download full-size image Fig. 1. Histogram showed relative fluorescent intensity for Zingiberaceae species using internal standards. The species in the panel are: (A) A. nigra, (B) B. longiflora, (C) G. bulbifera, (D) Z. officinale (E) Z. sp (Moran). Reference standards used were Solanum lycopersicum ‘Stupicke’ (2C = 1.96 pg), Zea mays ‘CE-777’ (2C= 5.43 pg). Table 2. Nuclear DNA content reported in this investigation. Serial No Species Name Genome size (2C, pg) CV 1C (pg) 1C (Mbp) Standard used 1 A. nigra 4.58 ± 0.02 2.50 2.29 2239 S 2 B. longiflora 9.02 ± 0.05 3.46 4.51 4410 Z 3 G. bulbifera 2.53 ± 0.01 3.83 1.26 1237 S 4 Z. officinale 3.61 ± 0.09 4.95 1.80 1765 S 5 Z. sp (Moran) 3.68 ± 0.02 1.97 1.84 1799 S S: Solanum lycopersicum; Z: Zea mays 2. Experimental design, materials and methods 2.1. Plant material Out of the five Zingiberaceae species, rhizomes of four plants were collected from their natural habitat. Rhizome of Z. sp (moran) was collected from the local market and grown in the green house under controlled condition. The herbarium voucher of the studies material was deposited in the Botanical Garden Herberium of Department of Botany, Gauhati University, Assam India (Accredited by New York, USA). 2.2. Standards for flow cytometric estimation of nuclear DNA content Standard plants used for estimation of nuclear DNA content were Solanum lycopersicum cv. Stupicke (2C=1.96 pg) and Zea mays CE-777 (2C=5.43 pg) received on request. These standards were grown in the green house along with the study material in the similar fashion. 2.3. Isolation and staining of nuclei Nuclei were released from the intact plant tissue by chopping with a double edged sterile razor blade in presence of 1 ml of propidium iodidle/hypotonic citrate buffer. Standard and the test plants were chopped together and filtered with a 30 µm nylon mesh. Propidium iodide (PI) (25 mg/ml) and RNaseA (2 mg/ml) were added to the filtered suspension and incubated for 10 min in dark . 2.4. Measurement of nuclear DNA content and data analysis Nuclear DNA content was measured in a FACS Calibur flow cytometer (BD Bioscience, USA). The experimental set up was as described previously . In brief, in a fixed voltage and gain settings, the nuclei were captured in three dot plot and one histogram plot. The three dot plots were forward scatter (FSC) vs side scatter (SSC), SSC vs FL2A and FL2A vs FL2W. The size and granularity of the captured nuclei was shown by FSC vs SSC plot. The position of the PI nuclei was obtained in the SSC vs FL2 plot. The singlet nuclei was segregated from the clumped nuclei in the FL2A vs FL2W plot by selecting proper gating within this dot plot. The number of PI stained nuclei of the test and standard species was recorded in the Frequency vs Fl2A histogram plot. For each species, atleast 10,000 nuclei were recorded at a flow rate of 20–50 nuclei per second. The product of the nuclear DNA content (2 C, in pg) of standard species and ratio of the mean fluorescent intensity of test and standard species give the estimate of the nuclear DNA content of the test species. The raw data was processed using FlowJo v.7.6.5 (FlowJo, Tree Star Inc, Ashland, OR). The step-by-step gating procedures in FlowJo were according to the methodology described as previously . The nuclear DNA content (2 C, pg) was converted to base pairs by considering 1 pg of DNA corresponds to 978 Mbp . Acknowledgements We thank Professor Jaroslav Dolezel for kind supply of standard germplasm. SB thanks Ministry of Human Resource and Development for fellowship. LR thanks DBT Twinning Programme for NE (BT/33/NE/TBP/2010) and Department of Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati for providing all necessary infrastructural support. Transparency document. Supplementary material Download Acrobat PDF file (1MB)Help with pdf files Supplementary material . References  A.M. Ramesh, S. Basak, R.R. Choudhury, L. Rangan Development of flow cytometric protocol for nuclear DNA content estimation and determination of chromosome number in Pongamia pinnata L., a valuable biodiesel plant Appl. Biochem. 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