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Seed filling in domesticated maize and rice depends on SWEET-mediated hexose transport
Carbohydrate import into seeds directly determines seed size and must have been increased through domestication. However, evidence of the domestication of sugar translocation and the identities ofExpand
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Incomplete dominance of deleterious alleles contributes substantially to trait variation and heterosis in maize
Deleterious alleles have long been proposed to play an important role in patterning phenotypic variation and are central to commonly held ideas explaining the hybrid vigor observed in the offspringExpand
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Ideal crop plant architecture is mediated by tassels replace upper ears1, a BTB/POZ ankyrin repeat gene directly targeted by TEOSINTE BRANCHED1
Significance Teosinte, the wild ancestor of maize, is a highly branched and low-yielding plant. Branch suppression in maize was achieved through selection for overexpression of the teosinte branched1Expand
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Parallel altitudinal clines reveal trends in adaptive evolution of genome size in Zea mays
While the vast majority of genome size variation in plants is due to differences in repetitive sequence, we know little about how selection acts on repeat content in natural populations. Here weExpand
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Empirical Comparisons of Different Statistical Models To Identify and Validate Kernel Row Number-Associated Variants from Structured Multi-parent Mapping Populations of Maize
Advances in next generation sequencing technologies and statistical approaches enable genome-wide dissection of phenotypic traits via genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Although multipleExpand
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Impaired phloem loading in zmsweet13a,b,c sucrose transporter triple knock-out mutants in Zea mays.
Crop yield depends on efficient allocation of sucrose from leaves to seeds. In Arabidopsis, phloem loading is mediated by a combination of SWEET sucrose effluxers and subsequent uptake by SUT1/SUC2Expand
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Parallel altitudinal clines reveal trends adaptive evolution of genome size in Zea mays
While the vast majority of genome size variation in plants is due to differences in repetitive sequence, we know little about how selection acts on repeat content in natural populations. Here weExpand
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Phenotypic Data from Inbred Parents Can Improve Genomic Prediction in Pearl Millet Hybrids
Pearl millet is a non-model grain and fodder crop adapted to extremely hot and dry environments globally. In India, a great deal of public and private sectors’ investment has focused on developingExpand
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Genotype-Corrector: improved genotype calls for genetic mapping in F2 and RIL populations
F2 and recombinant inbred lines (RILs) populations are very commonly used in plant genetic mapping studies. Although genome-wide genetic markers like single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can beExpand
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Characterization of BdCBF genes and genome-wide transcriptome profiling of BdCBF3-dependent and -independent cold stress responses in Brachypodium distachyon.
Freezing stress substantially reduces crop yields and limits plant distribution. The identification of genes critical for cold acclimation is thus of great importance. C-repeat binding factors (CBFs)Expand
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