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The Genome of Black Cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray)
Analyzing the draft genome of the black cottonwood tree, Populus trichocarpa, revealed a whole-genome duplication event; about 8000 pairs of duplicated genes from that event survived in the Populus genome.
Obligate biotrophy features unraveled by the genomic analysis of rust fungi
The dramatic up-regulation of transcripts coding for small secreted proteins, secreted hydrolytic enzymes, and transporters in planta suggests that they play a role in host infection and nutrient acquisition.
Lignin Valorization: Improving Lignin Processing in the Biorefinery
Recent developments in genetic engineering, enhanced extraction methods, and a deeper understanding of the structure of lignin are yielding promising opportunities for efficient conversion of this renewable resource to carbon fibers, polymers, commodity chemicals, and fuels.
The genome of Laccaria bicolor provides insights into mycorrhizal symbiosis
The predicted gene inventory of the L. bicolor genome points to previously unknown mechanisms of symbiosis operating in biotrophic mycorrhizal fungi, providing an unparalleled opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the processes by which symbionts interact with plants within their ecosystem to perform vital functions in the carbon and nitrogen cycles that are fundamental to sustainable plant productivity.
Reference genome sequence of the model plant Setaria
A high-quality reference genome sequence for foxtail millet (Setaria italica) is generated and regions of differential single-nucleotide polymorphism density, distribution of transposable elements, small RNA content, chromosomal rearrangement and segregation distortion are identified.
FLOWERING LOCUS T duplication coordinates reproductive and vegetative growth in perennial poplar
- Chuan-yu Hsu, J. Adams, C. Yuceer
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 8 June 2011
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 vegetative…
The genome of Eucalyptus grandis
Of 36,376 predicted protein-coding genes, 34% occur in tandem duplications, the largest proportion thus far in plant genomes, which shows the highest diversity of genes for specialized metabolites such as terpenes that act as chemical defence and provide unique pharmaceutical oils.
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 the…
Lignin content in natural Populus variants affects sugar release
- M. Studer, Jaclyn D Demartini, C. Wyman
- Chemistry, MedicineProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 28 March 2011
Factors beyond lignin and S/G ratio influence recalcitrance to sugar release are suggested and point to a critical need for deeper understanding of cell-wall structure before plants can be rationally engineered for reduced recal citrance and efficient biofuels production.
Population genomics of Populus trichocarpa identifies signatures of selection and adaptive trait associations
A combination of whole-genome selection scans and association analyses of Populus trichocarpa trees are used to reveal genomic bases of adaptive variation across a wide latitudinal range, providing unexpected insights into the evolutionary dynamics of duplicated genes and their roles in adaptive trait variation.