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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

    Invertases (INVs) are key enzymes regulating sucrose metabolism and are here revealed to be involved in responses to environmental stress in plants. To date, individual members of the invertase gene family and...

    Authors: Liming Wang, Yuexia Zheng, Shihui Ding, Qing Zhang, Youqiang Chen and Jisen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:109

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  2. Content type: Database

    Cotton (Gossypium spp.) is the most important fiber and oil crop in the world. With the emergence of huge -omics data sets, it is essential to have an integrated functional genomics database that allows worldwide...

    Authors: Tao Zhu, Chengzhen Liang, Zhigang Meng, Guoqing Sun, Zhaoghong Meng, Sandui Guo and Rui Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:101

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    A complete and hardened endocarp is a typical trait of drupe fruits. However, the ‘Liehe’ (LE) apricot cultivar has a thin, soft, cleavable endocarp that represents 60.39% and 63.76% of the thickness and ligni...

    Authors: Xiao Zhang, Lijie Zhang, Qiuping Zhang, Jiayu Xu, Weisheng Liu and Wenxuan Dong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:72

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The environment has a profound influence on the organoleptic quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruit, the extent of which depends on a well-regulated and dynamic interplay among genes, metabolites and sens...

    Authors: Daniela D’Esposito, Francesca Ferriello, Alessandra Dal Molin, Gianfranco Diretto, Adriana Sacco, Andrea Minio, Amalia Barone, Rossella Di Monaco, Silvana Cavella, Luca Tardella, Giovanni Giuliano, Massimo Delledonne, Luigi Frusciante and Maria Raffaella Ercolano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:66

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is a class of non-coding RNA with important regulatory roles in biological process of organisms. The systematic comparison of lncRNAs with protein coding mRNAs in population expres...

    Authors: Qin Xu, Zhihong Song, Caiyun Zhu, Chengcheng Tao, Lifang Kang, Wei Liu, Fei He, Juan Yan and Tao Sang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:42

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Ca2+ ion is a versatile second messenger that operate in a wide ranges of cellular processes that impact nearly every aspect of life. Ca2+ regulates gene expression and biotic and abiotic stress responses in orga...

    Authors: Tapan Kumar Mohanta, Pradeep Kumar and Hanhong Bae

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:38

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Rubber dandelion (Taraxacum kok-saghyz, TK) is being developed as a domestic source of natural rubber to meet increasing global demand. However, the domestication of TK is complicated by its colocation with two w...

    Authors: Yingxiao Zhang, Brian J. Iaffaldano, Xiaofeng Zhuang, John Cardina and Katrina Cornish

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:34

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  8. Content type: Research article

    microRNA166 (miR166) is a highly conserved family of miRNAs implicated in a wide range of cellular and physiological processes in plants. miR166 family generally comprises multiple miR166 members in plants, wh...

    Authors: Xuyan Li, Xin Xie, Ji Li, Yuhai Cui, Yanming Hou, Lulu Zhai, Xiao Wang, Yanli Fu, Ranran Liu and Shaomin Bian

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:32

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Members of the amino acid/auxin permease (AAAP) gene family play indispensable roles in various plant metabolism and biosynthesis processes. Comprehensive analysis of AAAP genes has been conducted in Arabidops...

    Authors: Huanlong Liu, Min Wu, Dongyue Zhu, Feng Pan, Yujiao Wang, Yue Wang and Yan Xiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:29

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Polyploid hybrids represent a rich natural resource to study molecular evolution of plant genes and genomes. Here, we applied a combination of karyological and molecular methods to investigate chromosomal stru...

    Authors: Roman A. Volkov, Irina I. Panchuk, Nikolai V. Borisjuk, Marta Hosiawa-Baranska, Jolanta Maluszynska and Vera Hemleben

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:21

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The complex process of formation of storage roots (SRs) from adventitious roots affects sweetpotato yield. Identifying the genes that are uniquely expressed in the SR forming cultivated species, Ipomoea batatas (

    Authors: Sathish K. Ponniah, Jyothi Thimmapuram, Ketaki Bhide, Venu (Kal) Kalavacharla and Muthusamy Manoharan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:9

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Polyploidy is well studied from a genetic and genomic perspective, but the morphological, anatomical, and physiological consequences of polyploidy remain relatively uncharacterized. Whether these potential cha...

    Authors: Robert L. Baker, Yulia Yarkhunova, Katherine Vidal, Brent E. Ewers and Cynthia Weinig

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2017 17:3

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Naturally growing populations of olive trees are found in the Mediterranean garrigue and maquis in Israel. Here, we used the Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) genetic marker technique to investigate whether these r...

    Authors: Oz Barazani, Alexandra Keren-Keiserman, Erik Westberg, Nir Hanin, Arnon Dag, Giora Ben-Ari, Ori Fragman-Sapir, Yizhar Tugendhaft, Zohar Kerem and Joachim W. Kadereit

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:261

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Cytokinin activates transcriptional cascades important for development and the responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Most of what is known regarding cytokinin-regulated gene expression comes from studies o...

    Authors: Tracy Raines, Ivory C. Blakley, Yu-Chang Tsai, Jennifer M. Worthen, José Manuel Franco-Zorrilla, Roberto Solano, G. Eric Schaller, Ann E. Loraine and Joseph J. Kieber

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:260

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  15. Content type: Research article

    RNA editing is a posttranscriptional modification process that alters the RNA sequence so that it deviates from the genomic DNA sequence. RNA editing mainly occurs in chloroplasts and mitochondrial genomes, an...

    Authors: Peng He, Sheng Huang, Guanghui Xiao, Yuzhou Zhang and Jianing Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:257

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Climate change is predicted to be a serious threat to agriculture due to the need for crops to be able to tolerate increased heat stress. Desert plants have already adapted to high levels of heat stress so the...

    Authors: Abdullah Y. Obaid, Jamal S. M. Sabir, Ahmed Atef, Xuan Liu, Sherif Edris, Fotouh M. El-Domyati, Mohammed Z. Mutwakil, Nour O. Gadalla, Nahid H. Hajrah, Magdy A. Al-Kordy, Neil Hall, Ahmed Bahieldin and Robert K. Jansen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:252

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Divergent phenotypes and genotypes are key signals for identifying the targets of natural selection in locally adapted populations. Here, we used a combination of common garden phenotyping for a variety of gro...

    Authors: Edward V. McAssey, Jonathan Corbi and John M. Burke

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:249

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs) constitute a plant cell wall protein superfamily that functions in diverse aspects of growth and development. This superfamily contains three members: the highly glyco...

    Authors: Allan M. Showalter, Brian D. Keppler, Xiao Liu, Jens Lichtenberg and Lonnie R. Welch

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:229

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Blueberry is an economically important fruit crop in Ericaceae family. The substantial quantities of flavonoids in blueberry have been implicated in a broad range of health benefits. However, the information r...

    Authors: Lingli Li, Hehua Zhang, Zhongshuai Liu, Xiaoyue Cui, Tong Zhang, Yanfang Li and Lingyun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:223

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Environmental stress puts organisms at risk and requires specific stress-tailored responses to maximize survival. Long-term exposure to stress necessitates a global reprogramming of the cellular activities at ...

    Authors: Radoslaw Lukoszek, Peter Feist and Zoya Ignatova

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:221

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