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The grapevine genome sequence suggests ancestral hexaploidization in major angiosperm phyla
A high-quality draft of the genome sequence of grapevine is obtained from a highly homozygous genotype, revealing the contribution of three ancestral genomes to the grapevine haploid content and explaining the chronology of previously described whole-genome duplication events in the evolution of flowering plants. Expand
Bread, beer and wine: Saccharomyces cerevisiae diversity reflects human history
The results suggest intimate association between man and wine yeast across centuries, and hypothesize that yeast followed man and vine migrations as a commensal member of grapevine flora. Expand
Sampling strategy in molecular microbial ecology: influence of soil sample size on DNA fingerprinting analysis of fungal and bacterial communities.
Principal component analysis analysis revealed that sampling aliquots of soil > or =1 g are required to obtain robust and reproducible fingerprinting analysis of the genetic structure of fungal communities, however, the smallest samples could be adequate for the detection of minor populations masked by dominant ones in larger samples. Expand
Development and characterization of a large set of microsatellite markers in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) suitable for multiplex PCR
The 169 SSR loci developed in this study represent a new and informative set of markers easy to combine for multiplexing and multi-loading according to the needs of any user and suitable for large scale genetic analyses in grapevine. Expand
Mapping 245 SSR markers on the Vitis vinifera genome: a tool for grape genetics
The present work allowed us to map 123 new SSR markers on the V. vinifera genome that had not been ordered in a previous SSR-based map (Riaz et al. 2004), representing an average of 6.5 new markers per linkage group. Expand
An integrated SSR map of grapevine based on five mapping populations
These integrated maps are the most comprehensive SSR-based maps available so far in grapevine and will serve either for choosing markers evenly scattered over the whole genome or for selecting markers that cover particular regions of interest. Expand
A Stress-Inducible Resveratrol O-Methyltransferase Involved in the Biosynthesis of Pterostilbene in Grapevine1
Results showed that ROMT was able to catalyze the biosynthesis of pterostilbene from resveratrol both in vitro and in planta. Expand
The challenge of adapting grapevine varieties to climate change.
Climate change is expected to advance grapevine phenological stages. After the cali- bration and the validation of a degree-days model, we were able to accurately simulate dates of bud- break,Expand
Genetic dissection of sex determinism, inflorescence morphology and downy mildew resistance in grapevine
The results demonstrate that the sex determinism locus also determines both flower and inflorescence morphological traits in grapevine. Expand
Development of a transient expression system in grapevine via agro-infiltration
The results revealed that agro-infiltration before P. viticola inoculation had an effect on the development of the infection, and further research is required to show whether stilbenes or some other factor are the causal agent restricting pathogen development. Expand