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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

    Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) is an important legume crop due to its high protein content, adaptation to heat and drought and capacity to fix nitrogen. Europe has a deficit of cowpea production. Knowledge of...

    Authors: Márcia Carvalho, María Muñoz-Amatriaín, Isaura Castro, Teresa Lino-Neto, Manuela Matos, Marcos Egea-Cortines, Eduardo Rosa, Timothy Close and Valdemar Carnide

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:891

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    Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) and PDI-like proteins contain thioredoxin domains that catalyze protein disulfide bond, inhibit aggregation of misfolded proteins, and function in isomerization during protein...

    Authors: Md. Abdul Kayum, Jong-In Park, Ujjal Kumar Nath, Gopal Saha, Manosh Kumar Biswas, Hoy-Taek Kim and Ill-Sup Nou

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:885

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    Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are important players in the post transcriptional regulation of gene expression (PTGR). On one hand, microRNAs (miRNAs) are an abundant class of small ncRNAs (~22nt long) that negative...

    Authors: Chandran Nithin, Amal Thomas, Jolly Basak and Ranjit Prasad Bahadur

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:878

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel (CNGC) family affects the uptake of cations, growth, pathogen defence, and thermotolerance in plants. However, the systematic identification, origin and function of this...

    Authors: Kaleem U. Kakar, Zarqa Nawaz, Khadija Kakar, Essa Ali, Abdulwareth A. Almoneafy, Raqeeb Ullah, Xue-liang Ren and Qing-Yao Shu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:869

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Soybean is one of most important oilseed crop worldwide, however, its production is often limited by many insect pests. Bean pyralid is one of the major soybean leaf-feeding insects in China. To explore the de...

    Authors: Weiying Zeng, Zudong Sun, Zhaoyan Cai, Huaizhu Chen, Zhenguang Lai, Shouzhen Yang and Xiangmin Tang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:871

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Auxin is essential for plant growth and development. Although substantial progress has been made in understanding auxin pathways in model plants such as Arabidopsis and rice, little is known in moso bamboo whi...

    Authors: Wenjia Wang, Lianfeng Gu, Shanwen Ye, Hangxiao Zhang, Changyang Cai, Mengqi Xiang, Yubang Gao, Qin Wang, Chentao Lin and Qiang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:870

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) is one of the most important members in the Rhamnaceae family. The whole genome sequence and more than 30,000 proteins of Chinese jujube have been obtained in 2014. Mitogen-...

    Authors: Zhiguo Liu, Liman Zhang, Chaoling Xue, Hu Fang, Jin Zhao and Mengjun Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:855

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sclerotinia Stem Rot (SSR), caused by the fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, is ubiquitous in cooler climates where soybean crops are grown. Breeding for resistance to SSR remains challenging in crops like...

    Authors: Wei Wei, Ana Carolina Oliveira Mesquita, Adriana de A. Figueiró, Xing Wu, Shilpa Manjunatha, Daniel P. Wickland, Matthew E. Hudson, Fernando C. Juliatti and Steven J. Clough

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:849

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Fragaria vesca or ‘woodland strawberry’ has emerged as an attractive model for the study of ripening of non-climacteric fruit. It has several advantages, such as its small genome and i...

    Authors: María Cecilia Opazo, Rodrigo Lizana, Yazmina Stappung, Thomas M. Davis, Raúl Herrera and María Alejandra Moya-León

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:852

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Switchgrass is a crop with many desirable traits for bioenergy production. Plant genomes have high DNA methylation levels throughout genes and transposable elements and DNA methylation is known to play a role ...

    Authors: Mollee Dworkin, Shaojun Xie, Malay Saha, Jyothi Thimmapuram and Venu (Kal) Kalavacharla

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:851

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    Calmodulin-like (CML) proteins are a primary family of plant-specific Ca2+ sensors that specifically bind to Ca2+ and deliver a Ca2+ signal. CML proteins have been identified and characterized in many plant speci...

    Authors: Shanshan Nie, Minjuan Zhang and Lugang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:842

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Autogamy in cultivated tomato varieties is a derived trait from wild type tomato plants, which are mostly allogamous. However, environmental stresses can cause morphological defects in tomato flowers and hinde...

    Authors: Changtian Pan, Lei Ye, Yi Zheng, Yan Wang, Dandan Yang, Xue Liu, Lifei Chen, Youwei Zhang, Zhangjun Fei and Gang Lu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:843

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There is great potential for the genetic improvement of oil palm yield. Traditional progeny tests allow accurate selection but limit the number of individuals evaluated. Genomic selection (GS) could overcome t...

    Authors: David Cros, Stéphanie Bocs, Virginie Riou, Enrique Ortega-Abboud, Sébastien Tisné, Xavier Argout, Virginie Pomiès, Leifi Nodichao, Zulkifli Lubis, Benoit Cochard and Tristan Durand-Gasselin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:839

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  14. Content type: Research article

    ‘Apogee’ has a very short life cycle among wheat cultivars (flowering 25 days after planting under a long day and without vernalization), and it is a unique genetic material that can be used to accelerate cycl...

    Authors: Genqiao Li, Rungravee Boontung, Carol Powers, Vikas Belamkar, Tianrong Huang, Fang Miao, P. Stephen Baenziger and Liuling Yan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:838

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Citrus worldwide is threatened by huanglongbing (HLB) and tristeza diseases caused by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CaLas) and Citrus tristeza virus (CTV). Although the pathogens are members of the α-prote...

    Authors: Shimin Fu, Jonathan Shao, Cristina Paul, Changyong Zhou and John S. Hartung

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:837

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cold is a major abiotic stress limiting the production of tropical and subtropical crops in new production areas. Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) originates from the tropics but is cultivated primarily in the sub-trop...

    Authors: Yuting Yang, Xu Zhang, Yachun Su, Jiake Zou, Zhoutao Wang, Liping Xu and Youxiong Que

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:833

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Ferrous iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) at high concentration in the soil cause heavy metal toxicity and greatly affect rice yield and quality. To improve rice production, understanding the genetic and molecular resis...

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Kai Chen, Yunlong Pang, Shahzad Amir Naveed, Xiuqin Zhao, Xiaoqian Wang, Yun Wang, Michael Dingkuhn, Julie Pasuquin, Zhikang Li and Jianlong Xu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:828

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The plant-specific gibberellic acid stimulated Arabidopsis (GASA) gene family is critical for plant development. However, little is known about these genes, particularly in fruit tree species.

    Authors: Sheng Fan, Dong Zhang, Lizhi Zhang, Cai Gao, Mingzhi Xin, Muhammad Mobeen Tahir, Youmei Li, Juanjuan Ma and Mingyu Han

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:827

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Small auxin-up RNA (SAUR) gene family is the largest family of early auxin response genes in higher plants, which have been implicated in the regulation of multiple biological processes. However, no comprehensive...

    Authors: Xihua Li, Guoyuan Liu, Yanhui Geng, Man Wu, Wenfeng Pei, Honghong Zhai, Xinshan Zang, Xingli Li, Jinfa Zhang, Shuxun Yu and Jiwen Yu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:815

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Dimorphic seeds from Suaeda aralocaspica exhibit different germination behaviors that are thought to be a bet-hedging strategy advantageous in harsh and unpredictable environments. To understand the molecular mec...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Hong-Ling Wang, Lan Yin and Chang-Yan Tian

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2017 18:806

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