De novo transcriptome assembly of drought tolerant CAM plants, Agave deserti and Agave tequilana

Abstract

Agaves are succulent monocotyledonous plants native to xeric environments of North America. Because of their adaptations to their environment, including crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM, a water-efficient form of photosynthesis), and existing technologies for ethanol production, agaves have gained attention both as potential lignocellulosic bioenergy… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-563

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