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Plant genomics

Section edited by David Lightfoot and Keiichi Mochida

This section covers all aspects of the genome structure and function of plants, including crop species.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Meiotic recombination events include crossovers and non-crossovers or gene conversions. Although the rate of crossovers is often used for genetic mapping, the gene conversion events are not well studied especi...

    Authors: Shentong Tao, Jiyan Wu, Dan Yao, Yuhua Chen, Wenguo Yang and Chunfa Tong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:398

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    Plant P-type II Ca2+ATPases are formed by two distinct groups of proteins (ACAs and ECAs) that perform pumping of Ca2+ outside the cytoplasm during homeostasis, and play vital functions during development and str...

    Authors: Mehak Taneja and Santosh Kumar Upadhyay

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:389

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    Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.), which belongs to the Euphorbiaceae, has been considered a new potential oil crop because of its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids in its seed oil. The seed oil esp...

    Authors: Xiao-Di Hu, Bang-Zhen Pan, Qiantang Fu, Longjian Niu, Mao-Sheng Chen and Zeng-Fu Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:380

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    Euryale ferox Salisb., an annual aquatic plant, is the only species in the genus Euryale in the Nymphaeaceae. Seeds of E. ferox are a nutritious food and also used in traditional Chinese medicine (Qian Shi in Man...

    Authors: Xian Liu, Zhen He, Yulai Yin, Xu Xu, Weiwen Wu and Liangjun Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:343

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    Cotton is a major fiber and oil crop worldwide. Cotton production, however, is often threatened by abiotic environmental stresses. GRAS family proteins are among the most abundant transcription factors in plan...

    Authors: Bin Zhang, J. Liu, Zhao E. Yang, Er Y. Chen, Chao J. Zhang, Xue Y. Zhang and Fu G. Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:348

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  6. Content type: Methodology article

    In plants, long non-protein coding RNAs are believed to have essential roles in development and stress responses. However, relative to advances on discerning biological roles for long non-protein coding RNAs i...

    Authors: Caitlin M. A. Simopoulos, Elizabeth A. Weretilnyk and G. Brian Golding

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:316

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    Chrysanthemum is one kind of ornamental plant well-known and widely used in the world. However, its quality and production were severely affected by low temperature conditions in winter and early spring period...

    Authors: Ke Wang, Zhen-yu Bai, Qian-yu Liang, Qing-lin Liu, Lei Zhang, Yuan-zhi Pan, Guang-li Liu, Bei-bei Jiang, Fan Zhang and Yin Jia

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:319

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    The wild relatives of crop species represent a potentially valuable source of novel genetic variation, particularly in the context of improving the crop’s level of tolerance to abiotic stress. The mechanistic ...

    Authors: Anna Janská, Pavel Svoboda, Vojtěch Spiwok, Ladislav Kučera and Jaroslava Ovesná

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:317

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    Self-incompatibility (SI) is a major barrier that obstructs the breeding process in most horticultural plants including tea plants (Camellia sinensis). The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechani...

    Authors: Qingping Ma, Changsong Chen, Zhongping Zeng, Zhongwei Zou, Huan Li, Qiongqiong Zhou, Xuan Chen, Kang Sun and Xinghui Li

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:289

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    Chrysanthemum indicum L., an important ancestral species of the flowering plant chrysanthemum, can be used as medicine and for functional food development. Due to the lack of hereditary information for this speci...

    Authors: Zhengzhou Han, Xinye Ma, Min Wei, Tong Zhao, Ruoting Zhan and Weiwen Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:291

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    High-temperature stress inhibited the growth of cucumber seedlings. Foliar spraying of 1.0 mmol·L− 1 exogenous spermidine (Spd) to the sensitive cucumber cultivar ‘Jinchun No. 2’ grown at high-temperature (42 °C/...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Shirong Guo, Lei Wang, Liwei Wang, Xueying He, Sheng Shu, Jin Sun and Na Lu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:285

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    During fresh fruit consumption, sensory texture is one factor that affects the organoleptic qualities. Chemical components of plant cell walls, including pectin, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, play centr...

    Authors: Xun Wang, Lijin Lin, Yi Tang, Hui Xia, Xiancong Zhang, Maolan Yue, Xia Qiu, Ke Xu and Zhihui Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:280

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    Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) is an important tree for Japanese forestry. Male-sterile marker development in Japanese cedar would facilitate selection of male-sterile plus trees, addressing the widespread...

    Authors: Kentaro Mishima, Tomonori Hirao, Miyoko Tsubomura, Miho Tamura, Manabu Kurita, Mine Nose, So Hanaoka, Makoto Takahashi and Atsushi Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:277

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    Genetic improvement of root system architecture is a promising approach for improved uptake of water and mineral nutrients distributed unevenly in the soil. To identify genomic regions associated with the leng...

    Authors: Yusaku Uga, Ithipong Assaranurak, Yuka Kitomi, Brandon G. Larson, Eric J. Craft, Jon E. Shaff, Susan R. McCouch and Leon V. Kochian

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:273

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    Guayule (Parthenium argentatum A. Gray) is a rubber-producing desert shrub native to Mexico and the United States. Guayule represents an alternative to Hevea brasiliensis as a source for commercial natural rubber...

    Authors: José A. Valdes Franco, Yi Wang, Naxin Huo, Grisel Ponciano, Howard A. Colvin, Colleen M. McMahan, Yong Q. Gu and William R. Belknap

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:271

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Postharvest seed coat darkening in pinto bean is an undesirable trait resulting in a loss in the economic value of the crop. The extent of darkening varies between the bean cultivars and their storage conditions.

    Authors: Kishor Duwadi, Ryan S. Austin, Hemanta R. Mainali, Kirstin Bett, Frédéric Marsolais and Sangeeta Dhaubhadel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:260

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    Brassica crops are cultivated widely for human consumption and animal feed purposes, and oilseed rape/canola (Brassica napus and rapa) is the second most important oilseed worldwide. Because of its natural divers...

    Authors: Zakir Hossain, Bhinu V.-S. Pillai, Margaret Y. Gruber, Min Yu, Lisa Amyot and Abdelali Hannoufa

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:255

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    Most published genome sequences are drafts, and most are dominated by computational gene prediction. Draft genomes typically incorporate considerable sequence data that are not assigned to chromosomes, and pre...

    Authors: Sarah M. Pilkington, Ross Crowhurst, Elena Hilario, Simona Nardozza, Lena Fraser, Yongyan Peng, Kularajathevan Gunaseelan, Robert Simpson, Jibran Tahir, Simon C. Deroles, Kerry Templeton, Zhiwei Luo, Marcus Davy, Canhong Cheng, Mark McNeilage, Davide Scaglione…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:257

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    Pyropia yezoensis, a marine red alga, is an ideal research model for studying the mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in intertidal seaweed. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is the mo...

    Authors: Dong Gao, Fanna Kong, Peipei Sun, Guiqi Bi and Yunxiang Mao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:251

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