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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 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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    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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  3. 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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    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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  5. 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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    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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