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Plant population genetics

Section edited by Michele Morgante and Roland Kölliker

This section incorporates all aspects of the genetics of plant populations including but not limited to: analysis of evolutionary, ecological and conservation genetics of plant populations.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Field pea (Pisum sativum L.) is among the prominent crops in the world as food and feed. There are relatively few simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers developed from expressed sequence tags (ESTs) in P. sativum. ...

    Authors: Abel Teshome, Tomas Bryngelsson, Kifle Dagne and Mulatu Geleta

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2015 16:102

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    Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman; Musaceae) is a multipurpose drought-tolerant food security crop with high conservation and improvement concern in Ethiopia, where it supplements the human calorie requi...

    Authors: Temesgen Magule Olango, Bizuayehu Tesfaye, Mario Augusto Pagnotta, Mario Enrico Pè and Marcello Catellani

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2015 16:98

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    Copy number variation was found to be a frequent type of DNA polymorphism in the human genome often associated with diseases but its importance in crops and the effects on agronomic traits are still largely un...

    Authors: Tobias Würschum, Philipp H. G. Boeven, Simon M. Langer, C. Friedrich H. Longin and Willmar L. Leiser

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2015 16:96

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    The most economically important Citrus species originated by natural interspecific hybridization between four ancestral taxa (Citrus reticulata, Citrus maxima, Citrus medica, and Citrus micrantha) and from limite...

    Authors: Franck Curk, Gema Ancillo, Andres Garcia-Lor, François Luro, Xavier Perrier, Jean-Pierre Jacquemoud-Collet, Luis Navarro and Patrick Ollitrault

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:152

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    Host plant resistance has been proposed as one of the most promising approaches in whitefly management. Already in 1995 two quantitative trait loci (Tv-1 and Tv-2) originating from S. habrochaites CGN1.1561 were ...

    Authors: Alejandro F Lucatti, Fien RG Meijer-Dekens, Roland Mumm, Richard GF Visser, Ben Vosman and Sjaak van Heusden

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:142

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    Lentil is a self-pollinated annual diploid (2n = 2× = 14) crop with a restricted history of genetic improvement through breeding, particularly when compared to cereal crops. This limited breeding has probably ...

    Authors: Maria Lombardi, Michael Materne, Noel O I Cogan, Matthew Rodda, Hans D Daetwyler, Anthony T Slater, John W Forster and Sukhjiwan Kaur

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:150

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    Universal conventional DNA barcodes will become more and more popular in biological material identifications. However, in many cases such as processed medicines or canned food, the universal conventional barco...

    Authors: Wenpan Dong, Han Liu, Chao Xu, Yunjuan Zuo, Zhongjian Chen and Shiliang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:138

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    Cymbidium is a genus of 68 species in the orchid family, with extremely high ornamental value. Marker-assisted selection has proven to be an effective strategy in accelerating plant breeding for many plant specie...

    Authors: Xiaobai Li, Feng Jin, Liang Jin, Aaron Jackson, Cheng Huang, Kehu Li and Xiaoli Shu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:124

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    Genetic diversity provides the capacity for plants to meet changing environments. It is fundamentally important in crop improvement. Fifty-nine local maize lines developed at INERA and 41 exotic (temperate and...

    Authors: Abdalla Dao, Jacob Sanou, Sharon E Mitchell, Vernon Gracen and Eric Y Danquah

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:127

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    Wild potato Solanum bulbocastanum is a rich source of genetic resistance against a variety of pathogens. It belongs to a taxonomic group of wild potato species sexually isolated from cultivated potato. Consistent...

    Authors: Massimo Iorizzo, Liangliang Gao, Harpartap Mann, Alessandra Traini, Maria Luisa Chiusano, Andrzej Kilian, Riccardo Aversano, Domenico Carputo and James M Bradeen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:123

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    Breonadia salicina (Rubiaceae) is a critically endangered plant at the local scale native to southwestern Saudi Arabia. To understand the levels and partitioning of genetic variation across populations and geogra...

    Authors: Abdel-Rhman Z Gaafar, Fahad Al-Qurainy and Salim Khan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:109

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    Bacterial leaf blight (BLB) caused by the vascular pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) is one of the most serious diseases leading to crop failure in rice growing countries. A total of 37 resistance gene...

    Authors: Basabdatta Das, Samik Sengupta, Manoj Prasad and Tapas Kumar Ghose

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:82

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    During the domestication of crops, individual plants with traits desirable for human needs have been selected from their wild progenitors. Consequently, genetic and nucleotide diversity of genes associated wit...

    Authors: Baharul Islam Choudhury, Mohammed Latif Khan and Selvadurai Dayanandan

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:71

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    Common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important food crops worldwide. Wheat varieties that maintain yield (YD) under moderate or even intense nitrogen (N) deficiency can adapt to low input manage...

    Authors: Fa Cui, Xiaoli Fan, Chunhua Zhao, Wei Zhang, Mei Chen, Jun Ji and Junming Li

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:57

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    Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) panels recently developed for the assessment of genetic diversity in wheat are primarily based on elite varieties, mostly those of bread wheat. The usefulness of such SNP p...

    Authors: Hugo R Oliveira, Jenny Hagenblad, Matti W Leino, Fiona J Leigh, Diane L Lister, Leonor Penã-Chocarro and Martin K Jones

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:54

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Sesame is an important and ancient oil crop in tropical and subtropical areas. China is one of the most important sesame producing countries with many germplasm accessions and excellent cultivars. Domesticatio...

    Authors: Kun Wu, Minmin Yang, Hongyan Liu, Ye Tao, Ju Mei and Yingzhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:35

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Most traits targeted in the genetic improvement of hop are quantitative in nature. Improvement based on selection of these traits requires a comprehensive understanding of their inheritance. This study estimat...

    Authors: Erin L McAdam, René E Vaillancourt, Anthony Koutoulis and Simon P Whittock

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2014 15:22

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    The importance of wheat to the world economy, together with progresses in high-throughput next-generation DNA sequencing, have accelerated initiatives of genetic research for wheat improvement. The availabilit...

    Authors: Pasqualina Colasuonno, Mastrangelo Anna Maria, Antonio Blanco and Agata Gadaleta

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:114

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dactylis glomerata (orchardgrass or cocksfoot) is a forage crop of agronomic importance comprising high phenotypic plasticity and variability. Although the genus Dactylis has been studied quite well within the pa...

    Authors: Luisa Last, Franco Widmer, Wendy Fjellstad, Siyka Stoyanova and Roland Kölliker

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:102

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    Geographical ranges of plants and their pollinators do not always entirely overlap and it has been suggested that the absence of specialized pollinators at range margins may induce changes in mating systems. B...

    Authors: Sofie Meeus, Olivier Honnay and Hans Jacquemyn

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:101

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    Mei (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.) is a famous ornamental plant and fruit crop grown in East Asian countries. Limited genetic resources, especially molecular markers, have hindered the progress of mei breeding proj...

    Authors: Lidan Sun, Qixiang Zhang, Zongda Xu, Weiru Yang, Yu Guo, Jiuxing Lu, Huitang Pan, Tangren Cheng and Ming Cai

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:98

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    Flavonoids are an important class of secondary compounds in angiosperms. Next to certain biological functions in plants, they play a role in the brewing process and have an effect on taste, color and aroma of ...

    Authors: Manuela Peukert, Stephan Weise, Marion S Röder and Inge E Matthies

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:97

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    Peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) is one of the most important model fruits in the Rosaceae family. Native to the west of China, where peach has been domesticated for more than 4,000 years, its cultivation sprea...

    Authors: Xiong-wei Li, Xian-qiao Meng, Hui-juan Jia, Ming-liang Yu, Rui-juan Ma, Li-rong Wang, Ke Cao, Zhi-jun Shen, Liang Niu, Jian-bao Tian, Miao-jin Chen, Ming Xie, Pere Arus, Zhong-shan Gao and Maria Jose Aranzana

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:84

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    Several studies report about intra-specific trait variation of nitrogen-metabolism related traits, such as N(itrogen)-use efficiency, protein content, N-storage and remobilization in barley and related grass s...

    Authors: Inge E Matthies, Stephan Weise, Jutta Förster, Viktor Korzun, Nils Stein and Marion S Röder

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:77

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    Penstemon’s unique phenotypic diversity, hardiness, and drought-tolerance give it great potential for the xeric landscaping industry. Molecular markers will accelerate the breeding and domestication of drought to...

    Authors: Rhyan B Dockter, David B Elzinga, Brad Geary, P Jeff Maughan, Leigh A Johnson, Danika Tumbleson, JanaLynn Franke, Keri Dockter and Mikel R Stevens

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:66

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Fatty acid composition of oil extracted from peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) seed is an important quality trait because it may affect the flavor and shelf life of resulting food products. In particular, a high ratio...

    Authors: Noelle A Barkley, Thomas G Isleib, Ming Li Wang and Roy N Pittman

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:62

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Conserved ortholog set (COS) markers are an important functional genomics resource that has greatly improved orthology detection in Asterid species. A comprehensive list of these markers is available at Sol Ge...

    Authors: Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze, Kwangsoo Cho, Leticia Portal, Flor Rodríguez, Reinhard Simon, Lukas A Mueller, David M Spooner and Merideth Bonierbale

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:51

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Paspalum (Poaceae) is an important genus of the tribe Paniceae, which includes several species of economic importance for foraging, turf and ornamental purposes, and has a complex taxonomical classification. Beca...

    Authors: Fernanda W Cidade, Bianca BZ Vigna, Francisco HD de Souza, José Francisco M Valls, Miguel Dall’Agnol, Maria I Zucchi, Tatiana T de Souza-Chies and Anete P Souza

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2013 14:50

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    Mustard aphid is a major pest of Brassica oilseeds. No source for aphid resistance is presently available in Brassica juncea . A wild crucifer, Brassica fruticulosa is known to be resistant to mustard aphid. An a...

    Authors: Chhaya Atri, Bharti Kumar, Hitesh Kumar, Sarwan Kumar, Sanjula Sharma and Surinder S Banga

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:104

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the four major oil crops in China. A sesame core collection (CC) was established in China in 2000, but no complete study on its genetic diversity has been carried out at eith...

    Authors: Yanxin Zhang, Xiurong Zhang, Zhuo Che, Linhai Wang, Wenliang Wei and Donghua Li

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:102

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The Pi2/9 locus contains multiple nucleotide binding site–leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) genes in the rice genome. Although three functional R-genes have been cloned from this locus, little is known about the orig...

    Authors: Kejing Wu, Ting Xu, Changjiang Guo, Xiaohui Zhang and Sihai Yang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2012 13:73

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