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The Sorghum bicolor genome and the diversification of grasses
Sorghum, an African grass related to sugar cane and maize, is grown for food, feed, fibre and fuel. We present an initial analysis of the ∼730-megabase Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench genome, placingExpand
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The genome of the pear (Pyrus bretschneideri Rehd.).
The draft genome of the pear (Pyrus bretschneideri) using a combination of BAC-by-BAC and next-generation sequencing is reported. A 512.0-Mb sequence corresponding to 97.1% of the estimated genomeExpand
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Sex chromosomes in land plants.
Sex chromosomes in land plants can evolve as a consequence of close linkage between the two sex determination genes with complementary dominance required to establish stable dioecious populations,Expand
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The draft genome of the transgenic tropical fruit tree papaya (Carica papaya Linnaeus)
Papaya, a fruit crop cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions, is known for its nutritional benefits and medicinal applications. Here we report a 3× draft genome sequence of ‘SunUp’ papaya, theExpand
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Unraveling ancient hexaploidy through multiply-aligned angiosperm gene maps.
Large-scale (segmental or whole) genome duplication has been recurring in angiosperm evolution. Subsequent gene loss and rearrangements further affect gene copy numbers and fractionate ancestral geneExpand
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Sex Determination: Why So Many Ways of Doing It?
Sex is universal amongst most eukaryotes, yet a remarkable diversity of sex determining mechanisms exists. We review our current understanding of how and why sex determination evolves in animals andExpand
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ALLMAPS: robust scaffold ordering based on multiple maps
The ordering and orientation of genomic scaffolds to reconstruct chromosomes is an essential step during de novo genome assembly. Because this process utilizes various mapping techniques that eachExpand
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Synteny and Collinearity in Plant Genomes
Correlated gene arrangements among taxa provide a valuable framework for inference of shared ancestry of genes and for the utilization of findings from model organisms to study less-well-understoodExpand
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Finding and Comparing Syntenic Regions among Arabidopsis and the Outgroups Papaya, Poplar, and Grape: CoGe with Rosids1[W]
In addition to the genomes of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and poplar (Populus trichocarpa), two near-complete rosid genome sequences, grape (Vitis vinifera) and papaya (Carica papaya), haveExpand
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A primitive Y chromosome in papaya marks incipient sex chromosome evolution
Many diverse systems for sex determination have evolved in plants and animals. One involves physically distinct (heteromorphic) sex chromosomes (X and Y, or Z and W) that are homozygous in one sexExpand
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