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The genome sequence of the orchid Phalaenopsis equestris
The genome sequence of the tropical epiphytic orchid Phalaenopsis equestris, a frequently used parent species for orchid breeding, is presented and evidence for an orchid-specific paleopolyploidy event that preceded the radiation of most orchid clades is found. Expand
Pollination: Self-fertilization strategy in an orchid
A new type of self-pollination mechanism in the tree-living orchid Holcoglossum amesianum is described, in which the bisexual flower turns its anther against gravity through 360° in order to insert pollen into its own stigma cavity — without the aid of any pollinating agent or medium. Expand
OrchidBase 2.0: comprehensive collection of Orchidaceae floral transcriptomes.
The OrchidBase is updated to version 2.0 which has 1,562,071 newly added floral non-redundant transcribed sequences (unigenes) collected comprehensively from 10 orchid species across five subfamilies of Orchidaceae. Expand
C- and D-class MADS-box genes from Phalaenopsis equestris (Orchidaceae) display functions in gynostemium and ovule development.
Results indicated that both C-class PeMADS1 and D-classPeMADS7 play important roles in orchid gynostemium and ovule development. Expand
The Apostasia genome and the evolution of orchids
New light is shed on the genetic mechanisms underpinning key orchid innovations, including the development of the labellum and gynostemium, pollinia, and seeds without endosperm, as well as the evolution of epiphytism; reveals relationships between the Orchidaceae subfamilies; and helps clarify the evolutionary history of orchids within the angiosperms. Expand
The Dendrobium catenatum Lindl. genome sequence provides insights into polysaccharide synthase, floral development and adaptive evolution
The first draft genome sequence of a lithophytic orchid, Dendrobium catenatum, is reported, predicting 28,910 protein-coding genes, and finding evidence of a whole genome duplication shared with Phalaenopsis. Expand
Preliminary phylogeny of Fordiophyton (Melastomataceae), with the description of two new species
A preliminary phylogeny of Fordiophyton (Melastomataceae) and the description of two new taxa, F. chenii and F. huizhouense , from southern China, are presented here. The phylogenetic analysesExpand
A new phylogenetic analysis sheds new light on the relationships in the Calanthe alliance (Orchidaceae) in China.
Maximum parsimony and Bayesian inference analyses were performed based on nucleotide sequences of the nuclear internal transcribed spacer and cpDNA genes of 88 taxa representing the major clades of the Calanthe alliance in China and indicated that Cephalantheropsis is monophyletic, while both Phaius andCalanthe are polyphyletic. Expand
A New Molecular Phylogeny and a New Genus, Pendulorchis, of the Aerides–Vanda Alliance (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae)
The phylogenetic results reveal that the Aerides–Vanda alliance is monophyletic, but it can be divided into 14 genera, and the data prove that Ascocentrum is triphyletic. Expand
Molecular systematics of Goodyerinae (Cranichideae, Orchidoideae, Orchidaceae) based on multiple nuclear and plastid regions.
A comprehensive molecular phylogenetic study of the Goodyerinae is presented based on two nuclear and five plastid regions to infer the phylogenetic relationships of the subtribe. Expand