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Comparative evolutionary analysis of chalcone synthase and alcohol dehydrogenase loci in Arabidopsis, Arabis, and related genera (Brassicaceae).
We analyzed sequence variation for chalcone synthase (Chs) and alcohol dehydrogenase (Adh) loci in 28 species in the genera Arabidopsis and Arabis and related taxa from tribe Arabideae. Chs wasExpand
The ABC's of comparative genomics in the Brassicaceae: building blocks of crucifer genomes.
This review summarizes recent advances in the understanding of phylogenetics, polyploidization and comparative genomics in the family Brassicaceae and integrates several of these findings into a simple system of 24 conserved chromosomal blocks (labeled A-X). Expand
Molecular systematics of the Brassicaceae: evidence from coding plastidic matK and nuclear Chs sequences.
It is concluded that tribe Brassiceae might be the only monophyletic group of the traditional tribes, and tribes Lepidieae, Arabideae, and Sisymbrieae are not monophylets. Expand
While fitness regression permits direct assessment of selection in a form suitable for predicting selection response, it is suggested that the aim of inferring causal relationships about the effects of phenotypic characters on fitness is greatly facilitated by manipulative experiments. Expand
The draft genome of the transgenic tropical fruit tree papaya (Carica papaya Linnaeus)
Papaya offers numerous advantages as a system for fruit-tree functional genomics, and this draft genome sequence provides the foundation for revealing the basis of Carica’s distinguishing morpho-physiological, medicinal and nutritional properties. Expand
Genetic control of natural variation in Arabidopsis glucosinolate accumulation.
There appears to be a modular genetic system regulating glucos inolate profiles in Arabidopsis that allows the rapid generation of new glucosinolate combinations in response to changing herbivory or other selective pressures. Expand
Disarming the mustard oil bomb
Sulfatase activity of this enzyme largely prevents the formation of toxic hydrolysis products arising from this plant defense system, thus enabling diamondback moths to use a broad range of cruciferous host plants. Expand
Genetic isolation by distance in Arabidopsis thaliana: biogeography and postglacial colonization of Europe
It appears that there has been sufficient historical recombination in the A. thaliana genome such that accessions do not conform to a tree‐like, bifurcating pattern of evolution – there is no ‘ecotype phylogeny’ Nonetheless, significant isolation by distance provides a framework upon which studies of natural variation in A.Thaliana may be designed and interpreted. Expand
The Arabidopsis Epithiospecifier Protein Promotes the Hydrolysis of Glucosinolates to Nitriles and Influences Trichoplusia ni Herbivory Article, publication date, and citation information can be
The heterologously expressed Arabidopsis ESP was able to convert glucosinolates both to epithionitriles and to simple nitriles in the presence of myrosinase, and thus it was more versatile than previously described ESPs. Expand
Gene Duplication in the Diversification of Secondary Metabolism: Tandem 2-Oxoglutarate–Dependent Dioxygenases Control Glucosinolate Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis
Two genes encoding two 2-oxoglutarate–dependent dioxygenases, AOP2 and AOP3, result from an apparent gene duplication and control the conversion of methylsulfinylalkyl glucosinolate to either the alkenyl or the hydroxyalkyl form, are identified. Expand