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A high-quality carrot genome assembly provides new insights into carotenoid accumulation and asterid genome evolution
A high-quality chromosome-scale assembly and analysis of the carrot genome is reported, the first sequenced genome to include a comparative evolutionary analysis among members of the euasterid II clade, and a candidate gene, DCAR_032551, is identified that conditions carotenoid accumulation (Y) in carrot taproot and is coexpressed with several isoprenoid biosynthetic genes. Expand
De novo assembly and characterization of the carrot transcriptome reveals novel genes, new markers, and genetic diversity
This study confirmed the potential of short read platforms for de novo EST assembly and identification of genetic polymorphisms in carrot, and produced the first large-scale transcriptome of carrot, a species lacking genomic resources. Expand
Genetic structure and domestication of carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) (Apiaceae).
Comparing the genetic diversity of wild and cultivated accessions suggested the absence of a genetic bottleneck during carrot domestication, and results suggest an origin of domesticated carrot in Central Asia. Expand
Microsatellite isolation and marker development in carrot - genomic distribution, linkage mapping, genetic diversity analysis and marker transferability across Apiaceae
The addition of 55 SSRs to the carrot map, together with marker characterizations in six other mapping populations, will facilitate future comparative mapping studies and integration of carrot maps. Expand
Microbiological characteristics of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese during the cheesemaking and the first months of the ripening
The aim of this work was to gain a comprehensive view of the microbiological char- acteristics of milk, natural whey starter, and cheese during the first months of ageing of Parmigiano Reggiano. AExpand
Characterization of micrococci and staphylococci isolated from soppressata molisana, a Southern Italy fermented sausage
All strains were able to grow in the presence of 10% NaCl; a large majority was able to reduce nitrates to nitrites both at 30 and 18°C and in skim milk micrococci showed a higher proteolytic activity than staphylococci. Expand
De novo assembly of the carrot mitochondrial genome using next generation sequencing of whole genomic DNA provides first evidence of DNA transfer into an angiosperm plastid genome
A new aspect of intercompartmental genome interaction was reported providing the first evidence for DNA transfer into an angiosperm plastid genome. Expand
The Solanum commersonii Genome Sequence Provides Insights into Adaptation to Stress Conditions and Genome Evolution of Wild Potato Relatives
The draft genome sequence of S. commersonii substantially increases the understanding of the domesticated germplasm, facilitating translation of acquired knowledge into advances in crop stability in light of global climate and environmental changes. Expand
Characterization of lactobacilli involved in the ripening of soppressata molisana, a typical southern Italy fermented sausage
Lactobacillus species isolated during the ripening of soppressata molisana, a typical fermented sausage from Molise, were characterized and showed high resistance to nitrites and few strains were responsible for slime production. Expand
Against the traffic
Findings open interesting questions about the evolution of organellar genomes and mobile genetic elements and provide a useful plastid marker to phylogenetically delineate species relationships within the Scandiceae clade. Expand