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Genomics and evolution

Section edited by David Alvarez-Ponce and Z Jeffrey Chen 

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

    Black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) is one of the most popular spices in the world. It is used in cooking and the preservation of food and even has medicinal properties. Losses in production from disease are a major l...

    Authors: Sheila MC Gordo, Daniel G Pinheiro, Edith CO Moreira, Simone M Rodrigues, Marli C Poltronieri, Oriel F de Lemos, Israel Tojal da Silva, Rommel TJ Ramos, Artur Silva, Horacio Schneider, Wilson A Silva Jr, Iracilda Sampaio and Sylvain Darnet

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:168

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    The intrinsically unstructured state of some proteins, observed in all living organisms, is essential for basic cellular functions. In this field the available information from plants is limited but it has bee...

    Authors: Inmaculada Yruela and Bruno Contreras-Moreira

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:165

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Olive (Olea europaea L.) fruits contain numerous secondary metabolites, primarily phenolics, terpenes and sterols, some of which are particularly interesting for their nutraceutical properties. This study will at...

    Authors: Fiammetta Alagna, Roberto Mariotti, Francesco Panara, Silvia Caporali, Stefania Urbani, Gianluca Veneziani, Sonia Esposto, Agnese Taticchi, Adolfo Rosati, Rosa Rao, Gaetano Perrotta, Maurizio Servili and Luciana Baldoni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:162

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Polyploidization is considered one of the main mechanisms of plant genome evolution. The presence of multiple copies of the same gene reduces selection pressure and permits sub-functionalization and neo-functi...

    Authors: Jan Bartoš, Čestmír Vlček, Frédéric Choulet, Mária Džunková, Kateřina Cviková, Jan Šafář, Hana Šimková, Jan Pačes, Hynek Strnad, Pierre Sourdille, Hélène Bergès, Federica Cattonaro, Catherine Feuillet and Jaroslav Doležel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:155

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Histone acetyltransferases (HATs) play an important role in eukaryotic transcription. Eight HATs identified in rice (OsHATs) can be organized into four families, namely the CBP (OsHAC701, OsHAC703, and OsHAC70...

    Authors: Xia Liu, Ming Luo, Wei Zhang, Jinhui Zhao, Jianxia Zhang, Keqiang Wu, Lining Tian and Jun Duan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:145

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  6. Content type: Research article

    R genes are a key component of genetic interactions between plants and biotrophic bacteria and are known to regulate resistance against bacterial invasion. The most common R proteins contain a nucleotide-bindi...

    Authors: Yang Jae Kang, Kil Hyun Kim, Sangrea Shim, Min Young Yoon, Suli Sun, Moon Young Kim, Kyujung Van and Suk-Ha Lee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:139

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Identification of the novel genes relevant to plant cell-wall (PCW) synthesis represents a highly important and challenging problem. Although substantial efforts have been invested into studying this problem, ...

    Authors: Shan Wang, Yanbin Yin, Qin Ma, Xiaojia Tang, Dongyun Hao and Ying Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:138

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Plant stilbenes are a small group of phenylpropanoids, which have been detected in at least 72 unrelated plant species and accumulate in response to biotic and abiotic stresses such as infection, wounding, UV-...

    Authors: Alessandro Vannozzi, Ian B Dry, Marianna Fasoli, Sara Zenoni and Margherita Lucchin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:130

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The MYB superfamily constitutes one of the most abundant groups of transcription factors described in plants. Nevertheless, their functions appear to be highly diverse and remain rather unclear. To date, no ge...

    Authors: Hai Du, Si-Si Yang, Zhe Liang, Bo-Run Feng, Lei Liu, Yu-Bi Huang and Yi-Xiong Tang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:106

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In plants, the 5 S rRNA genes usually occur as separate tandems (S-type arrangement) or, less commonly, linked to 35 S rDNA units (L-type). The activity of linked genes remains unknown so far. We studied the h...

    Authors: Sònia Garcia, Lucie Crhák Khaitová and Aleš Kovařík

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:95

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Polyploidy can result in genetic bottlenecks, especially for species of monophyletic origin. Cultivated peanut is an allotetraploid harbouring limited genetic diversity, likely resulting from the combined effe...

    Authors: Daniel Fonceka, Hodo-Abalo Tossim, Ronan Rivallan, Hélène Vignes, Issa Faye, Ousmane Ndoye, Márcio C Moretzsohn, David J Bertioli, Jean-Christophe Glaszmann, Brigitte Courtois and Jean-François Rami

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:26

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies on the reproductive biology of ferns showed that mating strategies vary among species, and that polyploid species often show higher capacity for self-fertilization than diploid species. Howeve...

    Authors: G Arjen de Groot, Betty Verduyn, ER Jasper Wubs, Roy HJ Erkens and Heinjo J During

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:3

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Eukaryotic cilia are complex, highly conserved microtubule-based organelles with a broad phylogenetic distribution. Cilia were present in the last eukaryotic common ancestor and many proteins involved in cilia...

    Authors: Matthew E Hodges, Bill Wickstead, Keith Gull and Jane A Langdale

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:185

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is one of the most important oilseed crops with high oil contents and rich nutrient value. However, genetic improvement efforts in sesame could not get benefit from molecular biology tech...

    Authors: Tao Ke, Caihua Dong, Han Mao, Yingzhong Zhao, Hong Chen, Hongyan Liu, Xuyan Dong, Chaobo Tong and Shengyi Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:180

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Common bean is an important legume crop with only a moderate number of short expressed sequence tags (ESTs) made with traditional methods. The goal of this research was to use full-length cDNA technology to de...

    Authors: Matthew W Blair, Andrea C Fernandez, Manabu Ishitani, Danilo Moreta, Motoaki Seki, Sarah Ayling and Kazuo Shinozaki

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:171

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) are economically the most important fruit crop worldwide. However, the complexity of molecular and biochemical events that lead to the onset of ripening of nonclimacteric fruits is not ...

    Authors: Ana M Fortes, Patricia Agudelo-Romero, Marta S Silva, Kashif Ali, Lisete Sousa, Federica Maltese, Young H Choi, Jerome Grimplet, José M Martinez- Zapater, Robert Verpoorte and Maria S Pais

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:149

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  17. Content type: Database

    Brassica species include both vegetable and oilseed crops, which are very important to the daily life of common human beings. Meanwhile, the Brassica species represent an excellent system for studying numerous...

    Authors: Feng Cheng, Shengyi Liu, Jian Wu, Lu Fang, Silong Sun, Bo Liu, Pingxia Li, Wei Hua and Xiaowu Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:136

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The improvement of agricultural crops with regard to yield, resistance and environmental adaptation is a perpetual challenge for both breeding and research. Exploration of the genetic potential and implementat...

    Authors: Grit Haseneyer, Thomas Schmutzer, Michael Seidel, Ruonan Zhou, Martin Mascher, Chris-Carolin Schön, Stefan Taudien, Uwe Scholz, Nils Stein, Klaus FX Mayer and Eva Bauer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:131

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Streptophyte green algae share several characteristics of cell growth and cell wall formation with their relatives, the embryophytic land plants. The multilobed cell wall of Micrasterias denticulata that rebuilds...

    Authors: Katrijn Vannerum, Marie JJ Huysman, Riet De Rycke, Marnik Vuylsteke, Frederik Leliaert, Jacob Pollier, Ursula Lütz-Meindl, Jeroen Gillard, Lieven De Veylder, Alain Goossens, Dirk Inzé and Wim Vyverman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:128

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Epigenetic regulation of gene dosage by genomic imprinting of some autosomal genes facilitates normal reproductive development in both mammals and flowering plants. While many imprinted genes have been identif...

    Authors: Peter C McKeown, Sylvia Laouielle-Duprat, Pjotr Prins, Philip Wolff, Marc W Schmid, Mark TA Donoghue, Antoine Fort, Dorota Duszynska, Aurélie Comte, Nga Thi Lao, Trevor J Wennblom, Geert Smant, Claudia Köhler, Ueli Grossniklaus and Charles Spillane

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:113

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The carnivorous plant Utricularia gibba (bladderwort) is remarkable in having a minute genome, which at ca. 80 megabases is approximately half that of Arabidopsis. Bladderworts show an incredible diversity of for...

    Authors: Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, Victor A Albert, Claudia A Pérez-Torres, Flor Zamudio-Hernández, María de J Ortega-Estrada, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella and Luis Herrera-Estrella

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:101

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  22. Content type: Methodology article

    Characterisation of plastid genome (or cpDNA) polymorphisms is commonly used for phylogeographic, population genetic and forensic analyses in plants, but detecting cpDNA variation is sometimes challenging, lim...

    Authors: Guillaume Besnard, Pilar Hernández, Bouchaib Khadari, Gabriel Dorado and Vincent Savolainen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:80

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