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BMC Plant Biology

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Recent advances in ~omics technologies such as transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics along with genotypic profiling have permitted the genetic dissection of complex traits such as quality traits in non-...

    Authors: Animesh Acharjee, Pierre-Yves Chibon, Bjorn Kloosterman, Twan America, Jenny Renaut, Chris Maliepaard and Richard G. F. Visser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:20

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    Long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons are highly abundant in plant genomes and require transcriptional activity for their proliferative mode of replication. These sequences exist in plant genomes as dive...

    Authors: Fan Qiu and Mark C. Ungerer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:6

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    Alternative splicing (AS) is an important post-transcriptional process. It has been suggested that most AS events are subject to tissue-specific regulation. However, the global dynamics of AS in different tiss...

    Authors: Ying Sun, Han Hou, Hongtao Song, Kui Lin, Zhonghua Zhang, Jinglu Hu and Erli Pang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:5

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  8. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs act as molecular regulator of cell signaling, plant growth and development, and regulate various primary and secondary plant metabolic processes. In the present study, deep sequencing of small RNAs w...

    Authors: Monika Kajal and Kashmir Singh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:265

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    Heterogeneous rates of molecular evolution are universal across the tree of life, posing challenges for phylogenetic inference. The temperate woody bamboos (tribe Arundinarieae, Poaceae) are noted for their ex...

    Authors: Peng-Fei Ma, Maria S. Vorontsova, Olinirina Prisca Nanjarisoa, Jacqueline Razanatsoa, Zhen-Hua Guo, Thomas Haevermans and De-Zhu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:260

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  10. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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  15. 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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    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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  17. 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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    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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  19. 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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