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Plant genomics

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

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  1. Seeds are the economic basis of oilseed crops, especially soybeans, the most widely cultivated oilseed crop worldwide. Seed development is accompanied by a multitude of diverse cellular processes, and revealin...

    Authors: Hengyou Zhang, Zhenbin Hu, Yuming Yang, Xiaoqian Liu, Haiyan Lv, Bao-Hua Song, Yong-qiang Charles An, Zhimin Li and Dan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:453

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  2. An evolutionary model using diploid and allotetraploid cotton species identified 80 % of non-coding transcripts in allotetraploid cotton as being uniquely activated in comparison with its diploid ancestors. Th...

    Authors: Luyao Wang, Jin Han, Kening Lu, Menglin Li, Mengtao Gao, Zeyi Cao, Ting Zhao, Xue Chen, Xiaoyuan Tao, Quanjia Chen and Xueying Guan

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:443

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  3. Phosphorus (P) is essential for plant growth and development, and low-phosphorus (LP) stress is a major factor limiting the growth and yield of soybean. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently been reporte...

    Authors: Jinyu Zhang, Huanqing Xu, Yuming Yang, Xiangqian Zhang, Zhongwen Huang and Dan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:433

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  4. Domain of unknown function 668 (DUF668) may play a crucial role in the plant growth and developmental response to adverse stress. However, our knowledge of the function of the DUF668 gene family is limited.

    Authors: Jieyin Zhao, Peng Wang, Wenju Gao, Yilei Long, Yuxiang Wang, Shiwei Geng, Xuening Su, Yang Jiao, Quanjia Chen and Yanying Qu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:395

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  5. Leaf color is an important ornamental trait of colored-leaf plants. The change of leaf color is closely related to the synthesis and accumulation of anthocyanins in leaves. Acer pseudosieboldianum is a colored-le...

    Authors: Yu-Fu Gao, Dong-Hui Zhao, Jia-Qi Zhang, Jia-Shuo Chen, Jia-Lin Li, Zhuo Weng and Li-Ping Rong

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:383

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  6. The genus Rhododendron L. has been widely cultivated for hundreds of years around the world. Members of this genus are known for great ornamental and medicinal value. Owing to advances in sequencing technology, g...

    Authors: Ningyawen Liu, Lu Zhang, Yanli Zhou, Mengling Tu, Zhenzhen Wu, Daping Gui, Yongpeng Ma, Jihua Wang and Chengjun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:376

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  7. Members of the WRKY protein family, one of the largest transcription factor families in plants, are involved in plant growth and development, signal transduction, senescence, and stress resistance. However, li...

    Authors: Hongmei Yuan, Wendong Guo, Lijuan Zhao, Ying Yu, Si Chen, Lei Tao, Lili Cheng, Qinghua Kang, Xixia Song, Jianzhong Wu, Yubo Yao, Wengong Huang, Ying Wu, Yan Liu, Xue Yang and Guangwen Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:375

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  8. Improving yield prediction and selection efficiency is critical for tree breeding. This is vital for macadamia trees with the time from crossing to production of new cultivars being almost a quarter of a centu...

    Authors: Katie M. O’Connor, Ben J. Hayes, Craig M. Hardner, Mobashwer Alam, Robert J. Henry and Bruce L. Topp

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:370

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  9. Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. et Zucc. is a well-known medicinal plant whose pharmacological effects derive mainly from its stilbenes, anthraquinones, and flavonoids. These compounds accumulate differentially in the...

    Authors: Xiaowei Wang, Hongyan Hu, Zhijun Wu, Haili Fan, Guowei Wang, Tuanyao Chai and Hong Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:353

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  10. Curculigo latifolia is a perennial plant endogenous to Southeast Asia whose fruits contain the taste-modifying protein neoculin, which binds to sweet receptors and makes sour fruits taste sweet. Although similar ...

    Authors: Satoshi Okubo, Kaede Terauchi, Shinji Okada, Yoshikazu Saito, Takao Yamaura, Takumi Misaka, Ken-ichiro Nakajima, Keiko Abe and Tomiko Asakura

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:347

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  11. Ananas comosus var. bracteatus is a colorful plant used as a cut flower or landscape ornamental. The unique foliage color of this plant includes both green and red leaves and, as a trait of interest, deserves inv...

    Authors: Xuzixin Zhou, Yanbin Xue, Meiqin Mao, Yehua He, Mark Owusu Adjei, Wei Yang, Hao Hu, Jiawen Liu, Lijun Feng, Huiling Zhang, Jiaheng Luo, Xi Li, Lingxia Sun, Zhuo Huang and Jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:331

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  12. The molecular characterization information of T-DNA integration is not only required by public risk assessors and regulators, but is also closely related to the expression of exogenous and endogenous genes. At...

    Authors: Xinghao Chen, Yan Dong, Yali Huang, Jianmin Fan, Minsheng Yang and Jun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:329

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  13. HAK/KUP/KT (High-affinity K+ transporters/K+ uptake permeases/K+ transporters) is the largest potassium transporter family in plants, and plays pivotal roles in K+ uptake and transport, as well as biotic and abio...

    Authors: Kangfeng Cai, Fanrong Zeng, Junmei Wang and Guoping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:317

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  14. Ginseng is an important medicinal herb in Asia and Northern America. The basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor genes play important roles in many biological processes and plant responses to abiotic and...

    Authors: Hongjie Li, Jing Chen, Qi Zhao, Yilai Han, Li Li, Chunyu Sun, Kangyu Wang, Yanfang Wang, Mingzhu Zhao, Ping Chen, Jun Lei, Yi Wang and Meiping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:316

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  15. ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters have been found to play important roles in metabolic transport in plant cells, influencing subcellular compartmentalisation and tissue distribution of these metabolic co...

    Authors: Li Yan, Jianhong Zhang, Hongyu Chen and Hongmei Luo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:315

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  16. DNA methyltransferase (DMT) genes contribute to plant stress responses and development by de novo establishment and subsequent maintenance of DNA methylation during replication. The photoperiod and/or temperat...

    Authors: Dan Li, Bian-E Feng, Yong-Jie Liu, Jie Gong, Yi-Miao Tang, Li-Ping Zhang, Bin-Shuang Pang, Ren-Wei Sun, Feng-Ting Zhang, Zhao-Bo Chen, Yong-Bo Wang, Xian-Chao Chen, Ai-Ping Wang, Chang-Ping Zhao and Shi-Qing Gao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:310

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  17. Cotton fibers provide a powerful model for studying cell differentiation and elongation. Each cotton fiber is a singular and elongated cell derived from epidermal-layer cells of a cotton seed. Efforts to under...

    Authors: Atsumi Ando, Ryan C. Kirkbride, Don C. Jones, Jane Grimwood and Z. Jeffrey Chen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:309

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  18. Sucrose nonfermenting-1 (SNF1)-related protein kinases (SnRKs) play important roles in regulating metabolism and stress responses in plants, providing a conduit for crosstalk between metabolic and stress signa...

    Authors: Zhiwei Chen, Longhua Zhou, Panpan Jiang, Ruiju Lu, Nigel G. Halford and Chenghong Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:300

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  19. Tribenuron methyl (TBM) is an herbicide that inhibits sulfonylurea acetolactate synthase (ALS) and is one of the most widely used broad-leaved herbicides for crop production. However, soil residues or drifting...

    Authors: Liuyan Wang, Ruili Wang, Wei Lei, Jiayi Wu, Chenyang Li, Hongsong Shi, Lijiao Meng, Fang Yuan, Qingyuan Zhou and Cui Cui

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:299

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  20. Chloroplasts are important semi-autonomous organelles in plants and algae. Unlike higher plants, the chloroplast genomes of green algal linage have distinct features both in organization and expression. Despit...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Zou, Heroen Verbruggen, Tianjingwei Li, Jun Zhu, Zou Chen, Henqi He, Shixiang Bao and Jinhua Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:298

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  21. Most Distylium species are endangered. Distylium species mostly display homoplasy in their flowers and fruits, and are classified primarily based on leaf morphology. However, leaf size, shape, and serration vary ...

    Authors: Wenpan Dong, Yanlei Liu, Chao Xu, Yongwei Gao, Qingjun Yuan, Zhili Suo, Zhixiang Zhang and Jiahui Sun

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:293

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  22. Chickpea, pigeonpea, and groundnut are the primary legume crops of semi-arid tropics (SAT) and their global productivity is severely affected by drought stress. The plant-specific NAC (NAM - no apical meristem...

    Authors: Sadhana Singh, Himabindu Kudapa, Vanika Garg and Rajeev K. Varshney

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:289

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  23. Heterosis has been exploited for decades in different crops due to resulting in dramatic increases in yield, but relatively little molecular evidence on this topic was reported in cotton.

    Authors: Yuanhao Ding, Rui Zhang, Longfu Zhu, Maojun Wang, Yizan Ma, Daojun Yuan, Nian Liu, Haiyan Hu, Ling Min and Xianlong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:277

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  24. Fertilization in flowering plants depends on the early contact and acceptance of pollen grains by the receptive papilla cells of the stigma. Deciphering the specific transcriptomic response of both pollen and ...

    Authors: Chie Kodera, Jérémy Just, Martine Da Rocha, Antoine Larrieu, Lucie Riglet, Jonathan Legrand, Frédérique Rozier, Thierry Gaude and Isabelle Fobis-Loisy

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:268

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  25. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array technology has been increasingly used to generate large quantities of SNP data for use in genetic studies. As new arrays are developed to take advantage of new techno...

    Authors: Nicholas P. Howard, Michela Troggio, Charles-Eric Durel, Hélène Muranty, Caroline Denancé, Luca Bianco, John Tillman and Eric van de Weg

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:246

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  26. Vernalization is a type of low temperature stress used to promote rapid bolting and flowering in plants. Although rapid bolting and flowering promote the reproduction of Chinese cabbages (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pe...

    Authors: Yun Dai, Xiao Sun, Chenggang Wang, Fei Li, Shifan Zhang, Hui Zhang, Guoliang Li, Lingyun Yuan, Guohu Chen, Rifei Sun and Shujiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:236

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  27. Olive orchards are threatened by a wide range of pathogens. Of these, Verticillium dahliae has been in the spotlight for its high incidence, the difficulty to control it and the few cultivars that has increased t...

    Authors: Jorge A. Ramírez-Tejero, Jaime Jiménez-Ruiz, Alicia Serrano, Angjelina Belaj, Lorenzo León, Raúl de la Rosa, Jesús Mercado-Blanco and Francisco Luque

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:229

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  28. Barley is one of the founder crops of Neolithic agriculture and is among the most-grown cereals today. The only trait that universally differentiates the cultivated and wild subspecies is ‘non-brittleness’ of ...

    Authors: Peter Civáň, Konstantina Drosou, David Armisen-Gimenez, Wandrille Duchemin, Jérôme Salse and Terence A. Brown

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:227

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  29. B-box (BBX) zinc-finger transcription factors play important roles in plant growth, development, and stress response. Although these proteins have been studied in model plants such as Arabidopsis thaliana or Oryz...

    Authors: Xiuming Zhang, Li Zhang, Miaomiao Ji, Yifei Wu, Songlin Zhang, Yanxun Zhu, Jin Yao, Zhi Li, Hua Gao and Xiping Wang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:221

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  30. Persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) has various labile sex types, and studying its sex differentiation can improve breeding efficiency. However, studies on sexual regulation patterns in persimmon have focused mainl...

    Authors: Huawei Li, Liyuan Wang, Yini Mai, Weijuan Han, Yujing Suo, Songfeng Diao, Peng Sun and Jianmin Fu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:203

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  31. Datura stramonium (Jimsonweed) is a medicinally and pharmaceutically important plant in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) known for its production of various toxic, hallucinogenic, and therapeutic tropane alkalo...

    Authors: Alex Rajewski, Derreck Carter-House, Jason Stajich and Amy Litt

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:201

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  32. Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) is a member of subfamily Phaseolinae belonging to the family Leguminosae and an important source of plant proteins for the human diet. As we all know, lima beans have important ec...

    Authors: Shoubo Tian, Panling Lu, Zhaohui Zhang, Jian Qiang Wu, Hui Zhang and Haibin Shen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:194

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  33. The preferred choice for molecular marker development is identifying existing variation in populations through DNA sequencing. With the genome resources currently available for bitter gourd (Momordica charantia),...

    Authors: Junjie Cui, Jiazhu Peng, Jiaowen Cheng and Kailin Hu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:190

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  34. Environmental adaptation and expanding harvest seasons are primary goals of most peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] breeding programs. Breeding perennial crops is a challenging task due to their long breeding cyc...

    Authors: Zena J. Rawandoozi, Timothy P. Hartmann, Silvia Carpenedo, Ksenija Gasic, Cassia da Silva Linge, Lichun Cai, Eric Van de Weg and David H. Byrne

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:187

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  35. Apomixis, an asexual mode of plant reproduction, is a genetically heritable trait evolutionarily related to sexuality, which enables the fixation of heterozygous genetic combinations through the development of...

    Authors: Maricel Podio, Carolina Colono, Lorena Siena, Juan Pablo A. Ortiz and Silvina Claudia Pessino

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:185

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  36. Somatic embryogenesis (SE) is a promising technology for plant vegetative propagation, which has an important role in tree breeding. Though rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.) SE has been founded, few la...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Hui-Liang Li, Yong-Kai Zhou, Dong Guo, Jia-Hong Zhu and Shi-Qing Peng

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:183

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  37. Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) is one of the most important cool-season perennial forage grasses that is widely cultivated in the world and is highly tolerant to stressful conditions. However, little is kno...

    Authors: Zhongfu Yang, Gang Nie, Guangyan Feng, Jiating Han, Linkai Huang and Xinquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:178

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  38. Finger millet (Eleusine coracana 2n = 4x = 36) is a hardy, nutraceutical, climate change tolerant, orphan crop that is consumed throughout eastern Africa and India. Its genome has been sequenced multiple times, b...

    Authors: Nathan D. Hall, Jinesh D. Patel, J. Scott McElroy and Leslie R. Goertzen

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:175

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  39. Phosphorus (P) is an important in ensuring plant morphogenesis and grain quality, therefore an efficient root system is crucial for P-uptake. Identification of useful loci for root morphological and P uptake r...

    Authors: Mengjiao Yang, Cairong Wang, Muhammad Adeel Hassan, Faji Li, Xianchun Xia, Shubing Shi, Yonggui Xiao and Zhonghu He

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:174

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  40. The AP2/ERF family is widely present in plants and plays a crucial regulatory role in plant growth and development. As an essential aquatic horticultural model plant, lotus has an increasingly prominent econom...

    Authors: Dingding Cao, Zhongyuan Lin, Longyu Huang, Rebecca Njeri Damaris and Pingfang Yang

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:171

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  41. Suaeda glauca (S. glauca) is a halophyte widely distributed in saline and sandy beaches, with strong saline-alkali tolerance. It is also admired as a landscape plant with high development prospects and scientific...

    Authors: Yan Cheng, Xiaoxue He, S. V. G. N. Priyadarshani, Yu Wang, Li Ye, Chao Shi, Kangzhuo Ye, Qiao Zhou, Ziqiang Luo, Fang Deng, Ling Cao, Ping Zheng, Mohammad Aslam and Yuan Qin

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:167

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  42. Transcriptomics is being increasingly applied to generate new insight into the interactions between plants and their pathogens. For the wheat yellow (stripe) rust pathogen (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, Ps...

    Authors: Thomas M. Adams, Tjelvar S. G. Olsson, Ricardo H. Ramírez-González, Ruth Bryant, Rosie Bryson, Pablo Eduardo Campos, Paul Fenwick, David Feuerhelm, Charlotte Hayes, Tina Henriksson, Amelia Hubbard, Radivoje Jevtić, Christopher Judge, Matthew Kerton, Jacob Lage, Clare M. Lewis…

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:166

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  43. Small RNAs (sRNAs) are 20–30 nt regulatory elements which are responsible for plant development regulation and participate in many plant stress responses. Insufficient inorganic phosphate (Pi) concentration tr...

    Authors: Pawel Sega, Katarzyna Kruszka, Dawid Bielewicz, Wojciech Karlowski, Przemyslaw Nuc, Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska and Andrzej Pacak

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:165

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  44. Stauntonia chinensis DC. belongs to subfamily Lardizabaloideae, which is widely grown throughout southern China. It has been used as a traditional herbal medicinal plant, which could synthesize a number of triter...

    Authors: Feng Wen, Xiaozhu Wu, Tongjian Li, Mingliang Jia, Xinsheng Liu and Liang Liao

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2021 22:161

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