Data for: Transcriptomic dataset of two developmental stages of seeds in cultivated (Sesamum indicum), wild (S. mulayanum) and six inter-specific recombinant lines of sesame
Sesame is an important oilseed crop with many pharmacological properties. We have made inter-specific hybridization between common cultivated high yielding Indian sesame (Sesamum indicum) and one of the wild sesames (S. mulayanum). The wild is low oil yielding yet unlike the cultivated sesame its oil contains very high lignan (Sesamin, Sesamolin) of anti-oxidant properties. Most of the traits of seed like oil, testa colour etc are QTL-controlled and we can expect the involvement of many genes. Our breeding population has a remarkable variation in those traits. We have performed transcriptomics of the seeds in different developmental stages from the parents and six selected recombinant lines (RILs, F6). From the RNA-Seq data, we have investigated variation in gene sequences, expression level and correlated them with trait variation. This will foster the development of candidate gene based SNP markers and help in sesame breeding programme for a better genotype.