Reference plants and plant tissues used in constructing the version 1 transcriptomes

Plant

Tissue Description

Atropa belladonna

Fruit from mixed developmental stages (fruits containing seeds)

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Leaf (mixed developmental stages)

"

Lateral stems

"

Whole root system, 6 month old plant

"

Flowers (mixed developmental stages)

 

 

Catharanthus roseus

Mature leaves (fully expanded)

"

Immature leaves (25-75% fully expanded)

"

Flowers representing young (<25% expaned), immature (25-75% expanded), mature (fully expanded) developmental stages

"

Primary (main) stem segments from the apical (upper 25%) and middle (25 to 75%) regions of plants

"

Whole root system from 12 month old plant

 

 

Digitalis purpurea

Young leaves (<25% expanded)

"

Immature leaves (25-75%)

"

Mature leaves (fully expanded)

"

Sepals from immature and mature flowers

"

Young flower (<25% expanded)

"

Immature flower (25-75% expanded)

"

Mature flower (fully expanded)

"

Whole root system from 3 month old plant

 

 

Dioscorea villosa

Mature leaves (fully expanded)

"

Leaf petioles

"

Tuber (root)

 

 

Echinacea purpurea

Mature flower (fully expanded)

"

Apical (upper 25%) segments of primary stem

"

Intermediate (25-85% from soil-apex) segments of primary stem

"

Young (<25% expanded), immature (25-75%), and mature (fully expanded) leaves – combined samples of equal weight.

"

Whole root system from 1 year old plant

 

 

Hoodia gordonii

Epidermal layer (primary stem)

"

Pith (primary stem)

 

 

Hypericum perforatum

Leaf-bud,  young (<25% expanded), immature (25-75% expanded), and mature (fully expanded) leaves

"

Whole flowers at multiple stages of development -  bud, immature, and mature

"

Whole root system from a 5 month old plant

"

Primary stem segments of equal weight from different development stages (apical, intermediate and basal positions)

"

Flower, leaf, stem and root tissue samples of equal weight from a plant that was mechanically damaged (course wire brush), then treated with 100 ÁM MJ for 24 hours

 

 

Panax quinquefolius

Germinated seedlings

"

Whole 1 year old plant – including leaves, petioles, stem and enlarged tap root - not normalized to weight of samples

"

Mature leaves (fully expanded)

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Whole root system from 4 year old plant

 

 

Rauvolfia serpentina

Mature leaves (fully expanded)

"

Primary (main) stem segments from the apical (upper 25%) region

"

Whole root system

"

Flowers representing young (<25% expaned), immature (25-75% expanded), mature (fully expanded) developmental stages

 

 

Rosmarinus officinalis

Young leaves (<25% expanded)

"

Whole root system of 7 month old plant

"

Mature, fully expanded leaf

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Stem segments from young branches

 

 

Valeriana officinalis

Mature leaves (fully expanded)

"

Petioles from mature leaves

"

Lateral roots mature plant