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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. The genus Aquilegia, consisting of approximately 70 taxa, is a member of the basal eudicot lineage, Ranuculales, which is evolutionarily intermediate between monocots and core eudicots, and represents a relativel...

    Authors: Guang-Chen Fang, Barbara P Blackmon, David C Henry, Margaret E Staton, Christopher A Saski, Scott A Hodges, Jeff P Tomkins and Hong Luo

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:621

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  2. Although melon (Cucumis melo L.) is an economically important fruit crop, no genome-wide sequence information is openly available at the current time. We therefore sequenced BAC-ends representing a total of 33,02...

    Authors: Víctor M González, Luis Rodríguez-Moreno, Emilio Centeno, Andrej Benjak, Jordi Garcia-Mas, Pere Puigdomènech and Miguel A Aranda

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:618

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  3. Jatropha curcas L. is promoted as an important non-edible biodiesel crop worldwide. Jatropha oil, which is a triacylglycerol, can be directly blended with petro-diesel or transesterified with methanol and used as...

    Authors: Purushothaman Natarajan, Deepa Kanagasabapathy, Gnanasekaran Gunadayalan, Jasintha Panchalingam, Noopur shree, Priyanka Annabel Sugantham, Kavita Kumari Singh and Parani Madasamy

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:606

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  4. Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.), a hexaploid outcrossing crop, is an important staple and food security crop in developing countries in Africa and Asia. The availability of genomic resources for sweetpota...

    Authors: Roland Schafleitner, Luz R Tincopa, Omar Palomino, Genoveva Rossel, Ronald F Robles, Rocio Alagon, Carlos Rivera, Cynthia Quispe, Luis Rojas, Jaime A Pacheco, Julio Solis, Diogenes Cerna, Ji Young Kim, Jack Hou and Reinhard Simon

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:604

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  5. Glycoside hydrolases cleave the bond between a carbohydrate and another carbohydrate, a protein, lipid or other moiety. Genes encoding glycoside hydrolases are found in a wide range of organisms, from archea t...

    Authors: Ludmila Tyler, Jennifer N Bragg, Jiajie Wu, Xiaohan Yang, Gerald A Tuskan and John P Vogel

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:600

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  6. Many plant species have been investigated in the last years for the identification and characterization of the corresponding miRNAs, nevertheless extensive studies are not yet available on barley (at the time ...

    Authors: Moreno Colaiacovo, Annalisa Subacchi, Paolo Bagnaresi, Antonella Lamontanara, Luigi Cattivelli and Primetta Faccioli

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:595

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  7. The Multinational Brassica rapa Genome Sequencing Project (BrGSP) has developed valuable genomic resources, including BAC libraries, BAC-end sequences, genetic and physical maps, and seed BAC sequences for Brassi...

    Authors: Jinsong Xu, Xiaoju Qian, Xiaofeng Wang, Ruiyuan Li, Xiaomao Cheng, Yuan Yang, Jie Fu, Shunchang Zhang, Graham J King, Jiangsheng Wu and Kede Liu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:594

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  8. Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) has been cultivated for around 9,000 years and is therefore one of the oldest cultivated species. Today, flax is still grown for its oil (oil-flax or linseed cultivars) and its cellu...

    Authors: Stéphane Fenart, Yves-Placide Assoumou Ndong, Jorge Duarte, Nathalie Rivière, Jeroen Wilmer, Olivier van Wuytswinkel, Anca Lucau, Emmanuelle Cariou, Godfrey Neutelings, Laurent Gutierrez, Brigitte Chabbert, Xavier Guillot, Reynald Tavernier, Simon Hawkins and Brigitte Thomasset

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:592

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  9. Flavonoid 3',5'-hydroxylases (F3'5'Hs) and flavonoid 3'-hydroxylases (F3'Hs) competitively control the synthesis of delphinidin and cyanidin, the precursors of blue and red anthocyanins. In most plants, F3'5'H ge...

    Authors: Luigi Falginella, Simone D Castellarin, Raffaele Testolin, Gregory A Gambetta, Michele Morgante and Gabriele Di Gaspero

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:562

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  10. Despite a high genetic similarity to peach, almonds (Prunus dulcis) have a fleshless fruit and edible kernel, produced as a crop for human consumption. While the release of peach genome v1.0 provides an excellent...

    Authors: Iraj Tavassolian, Gholmereza Rabiei, Davina Gregory, Mourad Mnejja, Michelle G Wirthensohn, Peter W Hunt, John P Gibson, Christopher M Ford, Margaret Sedgley and Shu-Biao Wu

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:551

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  11. Plant class III peroxidases exist as a large multigenic family involved in numerous functions suggesting a functional specialization of each gene. However, few genes have been linked with a specific function. ...

    Authors: Claudia Cosio and Christophe Dunand

    Citation: BMC Genomics 2010 11:528

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