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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

    Switchgrass breeders need to improve the rates of genetic gain in many bioenergy-related traits in order to create improved cultivars that are higher yielding and have optimal biomass composition. One way to a...

    Authors: Jason D. Fiedler, Christina Lanzatella, Serge J. Edmé, Nathan A. Palmer, Gautam Sarath, Rob Mitchell and Christian M. Tobias

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:142

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    The mountainous region between the Caucasus and China is considered to be the center of domestication for grapevine. Despite the importance of Central Asia in the history of grape growing, information about th...

    Authors: Summaira Riaz, Gabriella De Lorenzis, Dianne Velasco, Anne Koehmstedt, David Maghradze, Zviad Bobokashvili, Mirza Musayev, Goran Zdunic, Valerie Laucou, M. Andrew Walker, Osvaldo Failla, John E. Preece, Mallikarjuna Aradhya and Rosa Arroyo-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:137

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    Correct flower formation requires highly specific temporal and spatial regulation of gene expression. In Arabidopsis thaliana the majority of the master regulators that determine flower organ identity belong to t...

    Authors: Niels Aerts, Suzanne de Bruijn, Hilda van Mourik, Gerco C. Angenent and Aalt D. J. van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:131

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) is a well-known bamboo species of high economic value in the textile industry due to its rapid growth. Phytohormones, which are master regulators of growth and development, serv...

    Authors: Hangxiao Zhang, Huihui Wang, Qiang Zhu, Yubang Gao, Huiyuan Wang, Liangzhen Zhao, Yongsheng Wang, Feihu Xi, Wenfei Wang, Yanqiu Yang, Chentao Lin and Lianfeng Gu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:125

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Rab proteins form the largest family of the Ras superfamily of small GTP-binding proteins and regulate intracellular trafficking pathways. However, the function of the Rab proteins in woody species is still an...

    Authors: Jin Zhang, Yu Li, Bobin Liu, Lijuan Wang, Li Zhang, Jianjun Hu, Jun Chen, Huanquan Zheng and Mengzhu Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:124

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Research on orphan crops is often hindered by a lack of genomic resources. With the advent of affordable sequencing technologies, genotyping an entire genome or, for large-genome species, a representative frac...

    Authors: Peng Qi, Davis Gimode, Dipnarayan Saha, Stephan Schröder, Debkanta Chakraborty, Xuewen Wang, Mathews M. Dida, Russell L. Malmberg and Katrien M. Devos

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:117

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  7. Content type: Research article

    It is known that hexaploid common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) has stronger adaptability to many stressful environments than its tetraploid wheat progenitor. However, the physiological basis and evolutionary cour...

    Authors: Chunwu Yang, Zongze Yang, Long Zhao, Fasheng Sun and Bao Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:113

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Red algae are economically valuable for food and in industry. However, their genomic information is limited, and the genomic data of only a few species of red algae have been sequenced and deposited recently. In ...

    Authors: Xue Sun, Jun Wu, Guangce Wang, Yani Kang, Hong Sain Ooi, Tingting Shen, Fangjun Wang, Rui Yang, Nianjun Xu and Xiaodong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:94

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Residual heterozygosity (RH) in advanced inbred lines of plants benefits quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping studies. However, knowledge of factors affecting the genome-wide distribution of RH remains limited.

    Authors: Nannan Liu, Jianxiao Liu, Wenqiang Li, Qingchun Pan, Jie Liu, Xiaohong Yang, Jianbing Yan and Yingjie Xiao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:66

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br., syn. Cenchrus americanus (L.) R. Br) is an important cereal and fodder crop in hot and arid environments. There is great potential to improve pearl millet production ...

    Authors: Anna Pucher, C. Tom Hash, Jason G. Wallace, Sen Han, Willmar L. Leiser and Bettina I. G. Haussmann

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:65

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  11. Content type: Database

    The ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) is a perennial herbaceous plant that has been used in traditional oriental medicine for thousands of years. Ginsenosides, which have significant pharmacological effects on h...

    Authors: Murukarthick Jayakodi, Beom-Soon Choi, Sang-Choon Lee, Nam-Hoon Kim, Jee Young Park, Woojong Jang, Meiyappan Lakshmanan, Shobhana V. G. Mohan, Dong-Yup Lee and Tae-Jin Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:62

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The ice alga Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-L is the main contributor to primary productivity in Antarctic sea ice ecosystems and is well adapted to the extremely harsh environment. However, the adaptive mechanism of Chla...

    Authors: Zhenhua Zhang, Meiling An, Jinlai Miao, Zhiqiang Gu, Chang Liu and Bojian Zhong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:53

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In plants, ERF genes participate in a variety of regulatory pathways, such as plant growth and biotic and/or abiotic stress responses. Although the genome of Chinese white pear (‘Dangshansuli’) has been released,...

    Authors: Xiaolong Li, Shutian Tao, Shuwei Wei, Meiling Ming, Xiaosan Huang, Shaoling Zhang and Jun Wu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:46

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein (HRGP) superfamily, comprising three families (arabinogalactan-proteins, AGPs; extensins, EXTs; proline-rich proteins, PRPs), is a class of proline-rich proteins that exhib...

    Authors: Huijun Jiao, Xing Liu, Shuguang Sun, Peng Wang, Xin Qiao, Jiaming Li, Chao Tang, Juyou Wu, Shaoling Zhang and Shutian Tao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:36

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The chloroplast genomes (plastome) of most plants are highly conserved in structure, gene content, and gene order. Parasitic plants, including those that are fully photosynthetic, often contain plastome rearra...

    Authors: Daniel C. Frailey, Srinivasa R. Chaluvadi, Justin N. Vaughn, Caroline G. Coatney and Jeffrey L. Bennetzen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:30

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Common wheat is a typical allohexaploid species (AABBDD) derived from the interspecific crossing between allotetraploid wheat (AABB) and Aegilops tauschii (DD). Wide variation in grain size and shape observed amo...

    Authors: Lei Yan, Zhenshan Liu, Huanwen Xu, Xiaoping Zhang, Aiju Zhao, Fei Liang, Mingming Xin, Huiru Peng, Yingyin Yao, Qixin Sun and Zhongfu Ni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:28

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is an urgent need to increase global crop production. Identifying and combining specific genes controlling distinct biological processes holds the potential to enhance crop yields. Transcriptomics is a p...

    Authors: Jemima Brinton, James Simmonds and Cristobal Uauy

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:22

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