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Genomics and evolution

Section edited by Z Jeffrey Chen and Jim Leebens-Mack

This section considers studies in the evolution of plants as well as comparative genomics in relation to plant biology.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Microtubules, polymerized from alpha and beta-tubulin monomers, play a fundamental role in plant morphogenesis, determining the cell division plane, the direction of cell expansion and the deposition of cell w...

    Authors: Floriana Gavazzi, Gaia Pigna, Luca Braglia, Silvia Gianì, Diego Breviario and Laura Morello

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:237

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    Subtribe Orchidinae (Orchidaceae, Orchidoideae) are a nearly cosmopolitan taxon of terrestrial orchids, comprising about 1800 species in 47 to 60 genera. Although much progress has been made in recent years of...

    Authors: Wei-Tao Jin, André Schuiteman, Mark W. Chase, Jian-Wu Li, Shih-Wen Chung, Tian-Chuan Hsu and Xiao-Hua Jin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:222

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  3. Content type: Research

    Elytrigia Desv. is a genus with a varied array of morphology, cytology, ecology, and distribution in Triticeae. Classification and systematic position of Elytrigia remain controversial...

    Authors: Yan Yang, Xing Fan, Long Wang, Hai-Qin Zhang, Li-Na Sha, Yi Wang, Hou-Yang Kang, Jian Zeng, Xiao-Fang Yu and Yong-Hong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:207

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    While floral symmetry has traditionally been assessed qualitatively, recent advances in geometric morphometrics have opened up new avenues to specifically quantify flower shape and size using robust multivaria...

    Authors: Brent A. Berger, Vincent A. Ricigliano, Yoland Savriama, Aedric Lim, Veronica Thompson and Dianella G. Howarth

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:205

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Auxin/Indoleacetic acid (Aux/IAA) genes participate in the auxin signaling pathway and play key roles in plant growth and development. Although the Aux/IAA gene family has been identif...

    Authors: Haitao Li, Bo Wang, Qinghua Zhang, Jing Wang, Graham J. King and Kede Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:204

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Pennycress [Thlaspi arvense L (Brassicaceae)] is being domesticated as a renewable biodiesel feedstock that also provides crucial ecosystems services, including as a nutritional resource for pollinators. However,...

    Authors: Jason B. Thomas, Marshall E. Hampton, Kevin M. Dorn, M. David Marks and Clay J. Carter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:201

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Hemicelluloses are a diverse group of complex, non-cellulosic polysaccharides, which constitute approximately one-third of the plant cell wall and find use as dietary fibres, food additives and raw materials f...

    Authors: Simerjeet Kaur, Kanwarpal S. Dhugga, Robin Beech and Jaswinder Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:193

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Natural populations of the tetraploid wild emmer wheat (genome AABB) were previously shown to demonstrate eco-geographically structured genetic and epigenetic diversity. Transposable elements (TEs) might make ...

    Authors: Katherine Domb, Danielle Keidar, Beery Yaakov, Vadim Khasdan and Khalil Kashkush

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:175

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  9. Content type: Research article

    RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) is a plant-specific epigenetic process that relies on the RNA polymerase IV (Pol IV) for the production of 24 nucleotide small interfering RNAs (siRNA) that guide the cytosi...

    Authors: Cristian Forestan, Silvia Farinati, Riccardo Aiese Cigliano, Alice Lunardon, Walter Sanseverino and Serena Varotto

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:161

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Terpene rich leaves are a characteristic of Myrtaceae. There is significant qualitative variation in the terpene profile of plants within a single species, which is observable as “chemotypes”. Understanding th...

    Authors: Amanda Padovan, Andras Keszei, Yasmin Hassan, Sandra T. Krause, Tobias G. Köllner, Jörg Degenhardt, Jonathan Gershenzon, Carsten Külheim and William J. Foley

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:160

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The B-BOX (BBX) proteins have important functions in regulating plant growth and development. In plants, the BBX gene family has been identified in several plants, such as rice, Arabidopsis and tomato. However, t...

    Authors: Yunpeng Cao, Yahui Han, Dandan Meng, Dahui Li, Chunyan Jiao, Qing Jin, Yi Lin and Yongping Cai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:156

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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 bee...

    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 and Kevin M. Folta

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:147

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Abscisic acid (ABA) signaling plays a crucial role in developmental and environmental adaptation processes of plants. However, the PYL-PP2C-SnRK2 families that function as the core components of ABA signaling ...

    Authors: Wei Hu, Yan Yan, Haitao Shi, Juhua Liu, Hongxia Miao, Weiwei Tie, Zehong Ding, XuPo Ding, Chunlai Wu, Yang Liu, Jiashui Wang, Biyu Xu and Zhiqiang Jin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:145

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Garden asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is a highly valuable vegetable crop of commercial and nutritional interest. It is also commonly used to investigate the mechanisms of sex determination and differentiation...

    Authors: Shu-Fen Li, Guo-Jun Zhang, Xue-Jin Zhang, Jin-Hong Yuan, Chuan-Liang Deng and Wu-Jun Gao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:143

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The mechanism of winter survival for perennials involves multiple levels of gene regulation, especially cold resistance. Agropyron mongolicum is one important perennial grass species, but there is little informat...

    Authors: Jiancai Du, Xiaoquan Li, Tingting Li, Dongyang Yu and Bing Han

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:138

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The advent of big data in biology offers opportunities while poses challenges to derive biological insights. For maize, a large amount of publicly available transcriptome datasets have been generated but a com...

    Authors: Shisong Ma, Zehong Ding and Pinghua Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:131

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Among CESA-like gene superfamily, the cellulose synthase-like D (CSLD) genes are most similar to cellulose synthase genes and have been reported to be involved in tip-growing cell and stem development. However, t...

    Authors: Yanpeng Li, Tiegang Yang, Dandan Dai, Ying Hu, Xiaoyang Guo and Hongxia Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:119

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  18. Content type: Research article

    WUSCHEL-related homeobox (WOX) family members play significant roles in plant growth and development, such as in embryo patterning, stem-cell maintenance, and lateral organ formation. The recently published co...

    Authors: Zhaoen Yang, Qian Gong, Wenqiang Qin, Zuoren Yang, Yuan Cheng, Lili Lu, Xiaoyang Ge, Chaojun Zhang, Zhixia Wu and Fuguang Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:113

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Genomic prediction is a genomics assisted breeding methodology that can increase genetic gains by accelerating the breeding cycle and potentially improving the accuracy of breeding values. In this study, we us...

    Authors: Biyue Tan, Dario Grattapaglia, Gustavo Salgado Martins, Karina Zamprogno Ferreira, Björn Sundberg and Pär K. Ingvarsson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:110

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