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Plant Genome Size Estimation by Flow Cytometry: Inter-laboratory Comparison
Flow cytometry is a convenient and rapid method that has been used extensively for estimation of nuclear genome size in plants. In contrast to general expectations, results obtained in differentExpand
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Chromosome triplication found across the tribe Brassiceae.
We have used an approximately 8.7-Mb BAC contig of Arabidopsis thaliana Chromosome 4 to trace homeologous chromosome regions in 21 species of the family Brassicaceae. Homeologs of this segment couldExpand
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The ABC's of comparative genomics in the Brassicaceae: building blocks of crucifer genomes.
In this review we summarize recent advances in our understanding of phylogenetics, polyploidization and comparative genomics in the family Brassicaceae. These findings pave the way for a unifiedExpand
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Estimation of nuclear DNA content in Sesleria (Poaceae)
Summary Taxonomy of the genus Sesleria Scop. is complicated by the fact that most of the typical characters are of quantitative nature and under strong environmental control. In some cases,Expand
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The origin, evolution and proposed stabilization of the terms 'genome size' and 'C-value' to describe nuclear DNA contents.
BACKGROUND Perusing the literature on nuclear 'genome size' shows that the term is not stabilized, but applied with different meanings. It is used for the DNA content of the complete chromosomeExpand
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Interphase chromosomes in Arabidopsis are organized as well defined chromocenters from which euchromatin loops emanate
Heterochromatin in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana is confined to small pericentromeric regions of all five chromosomes and to the nucleolus organizing regions. This clear differentiation makesExpand
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Cabbage family affairs: the evolutionary history of Brassicaceae.
Life without the mustard family (Brassicaceae) would be a world without many crop species and the model organism Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) that has revolutionized our knowledge in almostExpand
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Deciphering the Diploid Ancestral Genome of the Mesohexaploid Brassica rapa[C][W]
This work reports on the reconstruction of the three diploid Brassica genomes with seven chromosomes involved in the origin of the hexaploid Brassica ancestor with 42 chromosomes. The hexaploidExpand
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Mechanisms of chromosome number reduction in Arabidopsis thaliana and related Brassicaceae species.
Evolution of chromosome complements can be resolved by genome sequencing, comparative genetic mapping, and comparative chromosome painting. Previously, comparison of genetic maps and gene-basedExpand
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An atlas of over 90,000 conserved noncoding sequences provides insight into crucifer regulatory regions
Despite the central importance of noncoding DNA to gene regulation and evolution, understanding of the extent of selection on plant noncoding DNA remains limited compared to that of other organisms.Expand
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