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Draft genome sequence of the oilseed species Ricinus communis
Castor bean (Ricinus communis) is an oilseed crop that belongs to the spurge (Euphorbiaceae) family, which comprises ∼6,300 species that include cassava (Manihot esculenta), rubber tree (HeveaExpand
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Genome sequence and rapid evolution of the rice pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae PXO99A
Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae causes bacterial blight of rice (Oryza sativa L.), a major disease that constrains production of this staple crop in many parts of the world. We report here on theExpand
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The Cassava Genome: Current Progress, Future Directions
The starchy swollen roots of cassava provide an essential food source for nearly a billion people, as well as possibilities for bioenergy, yet improvements to nutritional content and resistance toExpand
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The TIGR Plant Transcript Assemblies database
The TIGR Plant Transcript Assemblies (TA) database () uses expressed sequences collected from the NCBI GenBank Nucleotide database for the construction of transcript assemblies. Expand
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Epigenetic Natural Variation in Arabidopsis thaliana
Cytosine methylation of repetitive sequences is widespread in plant genomes, occurring in both symmetric (CpG and CpNpG) as well as asymmetric sequence contexts. We used the methylation-dependentExpand
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Differential methylation of genes and retrotransposons facilitates shotgun sequencing of the maize genome
The genomes of higher plants and animals are highly differentiated, and are composed of a relatively small number of genes and a large fraction of repetitive DNA. The bulk of this repetitive DNAExpand
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Worldwide genotyping of castor bean germplasm (Ricinus communis L.) using AFLPs and SSRs
Worldwide genetic diversity in 200 individuals comprising 41 castor bean accessions was assessed using amplified fragment polymorphisms (AFLPs) and simple sequence repeats (SSRs). We found that,Expand
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Two new complete genome sequences offer insight into host and tissue specificity of plant pathogenic Xanthomonas spp.
Xanthomonas is a large genus of bacteria that collectively cause disease on more than 300 plant species. The broad host range of the genus contrasts with stringent host and tissue specificity forExpand
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Differential methylation of genes and repeats in land plants.
The hypomethylated fraction of plant genomes is usually enriched in genes and can be selectively cloned using methylation filtration (MF). Therefore, MF has been used as a gene enrichment technologyExpand
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Sorghum Genome Sequencing by Methylation Filtration
Sorghum bicolor is a close relative of maize and is a staple crop in Africa and much of the developing world because of its superior tolerance of arid growth conditions. We have generated sequenceExpand
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