Transcriptomics exposes the uniqueness of parasitic plants.

  title={Transcriptomics exposes the uniqueness of parasitic plants.},
  author={Yasunori Ichihashi and J Musembi Mutuku and Satoko Yoshida and Ken Shirasu},
  journal={Briefings in functional genomics},
  volume={14 4},
Parasitic plants have the ability to obtain nutrients directly from other plants, and several species are serious biological threats to agriculture by parasitizing crops of high economic importance. The uniqueness of parasitic plants is characterized by the presence of a multicellular organ called a haustorium, which facilitates plant-plant interactions, and shutting down or reducing their own photosynthesis. Current technical advances in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics have… CONTINUE READING
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