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BMC Genomics

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

    Perilla frutescens is well known for its high α-linolenic acid (ALA) accumulation in seeds and medicinal values as well as a source of edible and general-purpose oils. However, the regulatory mechanisms of the bi...

    Authors: BingNan Liao, YouJin Hao, JunXing Lu, HuiYang Bai, Li Guan and Tao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:213

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    Bulbs of the ornamental flower Lilium pumilum enter a period of dormancy after flowering in spring, and require exposure to cold for a period of time in order to release dormancy. Previous studies focused mainly ...

    Authors: Wang Wang, Xiaoxia Su, Zhongping Tian, Yu Liu, Yunwei Zhou and Miao He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19(Suppl 2):196

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    SQUAMOSA PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN (SBP)-box genes encode a family of plant-specific transcription factors (TFs) that play important roles in many growth and development processes including phase transition, le...

    Authors: Qin Zhou, Sisi Zhang, Feng Chen, Baojun Liu, Lan Wu, Fei Li, Jiaqi Zhang, Manzhu Bao and Guofeng Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19(Suppl 2):193

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    Bamboo is an important member of the family Poaceae and has many inflorescence and flowering features rarely observed in other plant groups. It retains an unusual form of perennialism by having a long vegetati...

    Authors: Smritikana Dutta, Prasun Biswas, Sukanya Chakraborty, Devrani Mitra, Amita Pal and Malay Das

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:190

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    Many studies have shown that guanine-rich DNA sequences form quadruplex structures (G4) in vitro but there is scarce evidence of guanine quadruplexes in vivo. The majority of potential quadruplex-forming seque...

    Authors: Viktor Tokan, Janka Puterova, Matej Lexa and Eduard Kejnovsky

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:184

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    The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family is involved in signal transduction networks that underpin many different biological processes in plants, ranging from development to biotic and abiotic stress...

    Authors: Ravinder K. Goyal, Dan Tulpan, Nora Chomistek, Dianevys González-Peña Fundora, Connor West, Brian E. Ellis, Michele Frick, André Laroche and Nora A. Foroud

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:178

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    Members of the MtN3/saliva/SWEET gene family are present in various organisms and are highly conserved. Their precise biochemical functions remain unclear, especially in Chinese cabbage. Based on the whole gen...

    Authors: Liming Miao, Yanxia Lv, Lijun Kong, Qizhen Chen, Chaoquan Chen, Jia Li, Fanhuan Zeng, Shenyun Wang, Jianbin Li, Li Huang, Jiashu Cao and Xiaolin Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:174

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    To continue to meet the increasing demands of soybean worldwide, it is crucial to identify key genes regulating flowering and maturity to expand the cultivated regions into short season areas. Although four so...

    Authors: Tanya R. Copley, Marc-Olivier Duceppe and Louise S. O’Donoughue

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:167

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    Soybean, a major legume crop native to East Asia, presents a wealth of resources for utilization. The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factors play important roles in various biological processes incl...

    Authors: Man Zhang, Yanhui Liu, Hang Shi, Mingliang Guo, Mengnan Chai, Qing He, Maokai Yan, Du Cao, Lihua Zhao, Hanyang Cai and Yuan Qin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:159

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    The WRKY transcription factors are a class of DNA-binding proteins involved in diverse plant processes play critical roles in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Genome-wide divergence analysis of WRKY gene ...

    Authors: Bharati Pandey, Abhinav Grover and Pradeep Sharma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:132

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    Gibberella ear rot (GER) is one of the most economically important fungal diseases of maize in the temperate zone due to moldy grain contaminated with health threatening mycotoxins. To develop resistant genoty...

    Authors: Aida Z. Kebede, Anne Johnston, Danielle Schneiderman, Whynn Bosnich and Linda J. Harris

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:131

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Zucchini fruit is susceptible to chilling injury (CI), but the response to low storage temperature is cultivar dependent. Previous reports about the response of zucchini fruit to chilling storage have been foc...

    Authors: F. Carvajal, R. Rosales, F. Palma, S. Manzano, J. Cañizares, M. Jamilena and D. Garrido

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:125

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    Polypyrimidine-tract binding proteins (PTBs) are ubiquitous RNA-binding proteins in plants and animals that play diverse role in RNA metabolic processes. PTB proteins bind to target RNAs through motifs rich in...

    Authors: Kirtikumar R. Kondhare, Amit Kumar, David J. Hannapel and Anjan K. Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:124

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    Maize is well known for its exceptional structural diversity, including copy number variants (CNVs) and presence/absence variants (PAVs), and there is growing evidence for the role of structural variation in m...

    Authors: Aude Darracq, Clémentine Vitte, Stéphane Nicolas, Jorge Duarte, Jean-Philippe Pichon, Tristan Mary-Huard, Céline Chevalier, Aurélie Bérard, Marie-Christine Le Paslier, Peter Rogowsky, Alain Charcosset and Johann Joets

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:119

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    Plant breeding for resistance to agricultural pests is an essential element in the development of integrated crop management systems; however, the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying resistance are poo...

    Authors: Xiongbing Tu, Zhongkuan Liu and Zehua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:116

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Ascochyta blight, caused by the fungus Ascochyta lentis, is one of the most destructive lentil diseases worldwide, resulting in over $16 million AUD annual loss in Australia alone. The use of resistant cultivars ...

    Authors: Mahsa Khorramdelazad, Ido Bar, Paul Whatmore, Gabrielle Smetham, Vijay Bhaaskaria, Yuedong Yang, Shahla Hosseini Bai, Nitin Mantri, Yaoqi Zhou and Rebecca Ford

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:108

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Formation of nucleosomes along eukaryotic DNA has an impact on transcription. Major transcriptional changes occur in response to low external phosphate (Pi) in plants, but the involvement of chromatin-level me...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Dong-Ha Oh, Sandra Feuer DiTusa, Mangu V. RamanaRao, Niranjan Baisakh, Maheshi Dassanayake and Aaron P. Smith

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:97

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Accumulation of cadmium (Cd) in maize (Zea mays L.) poses a significant risk to human health as it is ingested via the food chain. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted in a population of 269 maize...

    Authors: Xiongwei Zhao, Longxin Luo, Yanhua Cao, Yajuan Liu, Yuhua Li, Wenmei Wu, Yuzhou Lan, Yiwei Jiang, Shibin Gao, Zhiming Zhang, Yaou Shen, Guangtang Pan and Haijian Lin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2018 19:91

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