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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

    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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    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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    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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