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The Genome of Black Cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray)
We report the draft genome of the black cottonwood tree, Populus trichocarpa. Integration of shotgun sequence assembly with genetic mapping enabled chromosome-scale reconstruction of the genome. MoreExpand
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Lignin Valorization: Improving Lignin Processing in the Biorefinery
Background Lignin, nature’s dominant aromatic polymer, is found in most terrestrial plants in the approximate range of 15 to 40% dry weight and provides structural integrity. Traditionally, mostExpand
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Obligate biotrophy features unraveled by the genomic analysis of rust fungi
Rust fungi are some of the most devastating pathogens of crop plants. They are obligate biotrophs, which extract nutrients only from living plant tissues and cannot grow apart from their hosts. TheirExpand
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FLOWERING LOCUS T duplication coordinates reproductive and vegetative growth in perennial poplar
Annual plants grow vegetatively at early developmental stages and then transition to the reproductive stage, followed by senescence in the same year. In contrast, after successive years of vegetativeExpand
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Poplar as a feedstock for biofuels: A review of compositional characteristics
The growing demand for transportation fuels, along with concerns about the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, has assured a viable future for theExpand
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Lignin content in natural Populus variants affects sugar release
The primary obstacle to producing renewable fuels from lignocellulosic biomass is a plant's recalcitrance to releasing sugars bound in the cell wall. From a sample set of wood cores representingExpand
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Genome structure and emerging evidence of an incipient sex chromosome in Populus.
The genus Populus consists of dioecious woody species with largely unknown genetic mechanisms for gender determination. We have discovered genetic and genomic features in the peritelomeric region ofExpand
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Genome resequencing reveals multiscale geographic structure and extensive linkage disequilibrium in the forest tree Populus trichocarpa.
• Plant population genomics informs evolutionary biology, breeding, conservation and bioenergy feedstock development. For example, the detection of reliable phenotype-genotype associations andExpand
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Genome-wide analysis of Aux/IAA and ARF gene families in Populus trichocarpa
BackgroundAuxin/Indole-3-Acetic Acid (Aux/IAA) and Auxin Response Factor (ARF) transcription factors are key regulators of auxin responses in plants. We identified the suites of genes in the two geneExpand
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Genome of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus provides insight into the oldest plant symbiosis
Significance The arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis between fungi of the Glomeromycota phylum and plants involves more than two-thirds of all known plant species, including important crop species. ThisExpand
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