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Plant population genetics

Section edited by Michele Morgante

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

    As seed oil content (OC) is a key measure of rapeseed quality, better understanding the genetic basis of OC would greatly facilitate the breeding of high-oil cultivars. Here, we investigated the components of ...

    Authors: Yanli Guo, Ping Si, Nan Wang, Jing Wen, Bin Yi, Chaozhi Ma, Jinxing Tu, Jitao Zou, Tingdong Fu and Jinxiong Shen

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2017 18:1

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    Conservation of genetic diversity is an essential prerequisite for developing new cultivars with desirable agronomic traits. Although a large number of germplasm collections have been established worldwide, ma...

    Authors: Hea-Young Lee, Na-Young Ro, Hee-Jin Jeong, Jin-Kyung Kwon, Jinkwan Jo, Yeaseong Ha, Ayoung Jung, Ji-Woong Han, Jelli Venkatesh and Byoung-Cheorl Kang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:142

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    MYB family proteins are one of the most abundant transcription factors in the cotton plant and play diverse roles in cotton growth and evolution. Previously, few studies have been conducted in upland cotton, Goss...

    Authors: Haron Salih, Wenfang Gong, Shoupu He, Gaofei Sun, Junling Sun and Xiongming Du

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:129

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    The knowledge of the extent and pattern of diversity in the crop species is a prerequisite for any crop improvement as it helps breeders in deciding suitable breeding strategies for their future improvement. R...

    Authors: Nivedita Singh, Debjani Roy Choudhury, Gunjan Tiwari, Amit Kumar Singh, Sundeep Kumar, Kalyani Srinivasan, R. K. Tyagi, A. D. Sharma, N. K. Singh and Rakesh Singh

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:127

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Sainfoin is a perennial forage legume with beneficial properties for animal husbandry due to the presence of secondary metabolites. However, worldwide cultivation of sainfoin is marginal due to the lack of var...

    Authors: Katharina Kempf, Marina Mora-Ortiz, Lydia M. J. Smith, Roland Kölliker and Leif Skøt

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:124

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    Chloroplast DNA is a primary source of molecular variations for phylogenetic analysis of photosynthetic eukaryotes. However, the sequencing and analysis of multiple chloroplastic regions is difficult to apply ...

    Authors: Amel Oueslati, Frederique Ollitrault, Ghada Baraket, Amel Salhi-Hannachi, Luis Navarro and Patrick Ollitrault

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:118

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    Cultivated crops have repeatedly faced new climatic conditions while spreading from their site of origin. In Sweden, at the northernmost fringe of Europe, extreme conditions with temperature-limited growth sea...

    Authors: Tytti Vanhala, Kjersti R. Normann, Maria Lundström, James L. Weller, Matti W. Leino and Jenny Hagenblad

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:117

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    Hill rices (Oryza sativa L.) are direct seeded rices grown on hill slopes of different gradients. These landraces have evolved under rainfed and harsh environmental conditions and may possess genes governing adap...

    Authors: Somnath Roy, B. C. Marndi, B. Mawkhlieng, A. Banerjee, R. M. Yadav, A. K. Misra and K. C. Bansal

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:107

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Presence of Kunitz trypsin inhibitor (KTI) in soybean seeds necessitates pre-heat treatment of the soy-flour for its inactivation before using it in food and feed products. The heat treatment not only enhances...

    Authors: Shivakumar Maranna, Khushbu Verma, Akshay Talukdar, Sanjay Kumar Lal, Anil Kumar and Keya Mukherjee

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:106

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    Increasing the yield of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is a main breeding goal in developing barley cultivars. A high density genetic linkage map containing 1894 SNP and 68 SSR markers covering 1375.8 cM was constru...

    Authors: Jibin Wang, Genlou Sun, Xifeng Ren, Chengdao Li, Lipan Liu, Qifei Wang, Binbin Du and Dongfa Sun

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:103

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    Morphological traits related to flag leaves are determinant traits influencing plant architecture and yield potential in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). However, little is known regarding their genetic controls und...

    Authors: Delong Yang, Yuan Liu, Hongbo Cheng, Lei Chang, Jingjing Chen, Shouxi Chai and Mengfei Li

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:94

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    Phytophthora root and stem rot (PRR) caused by Phytophthora sojae is one of the most serious diseases affecting soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) production all over the world. The most economical and environmenta...

    Authors: Jing Huang, Na Guo, Yinghui Li, Jutao Sun, Guanjun Hu, Haipeng Zhang, Yanfei Li, Xing Zhang, Jinming Zhao, Han Xing and Lijuan Qiu

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:85

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    Pears (Pyrus spp.) are one of the most important fruit crops in temperate regions. Japanese pear breeding has been carried out for over 100 years, working to release new cultivars that have good fruit quality and...

    Authors: Sogo Nishio, Norio Takada, Toshihiro Saito, Toshiya Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Iketani

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:81

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    Partially clonal organisms are very common in nature, yet the influence of partial asexuality on the temporal dynamics of genetic diversity remains poorly understood. Mathematical models accounting for clonali...

    Authors: Katja Reichel, Jean-Pierre Masson, Florent Malrieu, Sophie Arnaud-Haond and Solenn Stoeckel

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:76

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    Astrocaryum aculeatum is a palm tree species native to the tropical regions of South America, exploited commercially by local farmers for the pulp extracted from its fruits. The object...

    Authors: Santiago Linorio Ferreyra Ramos, Gabriel Dequigiovanni, Alexandre Magno Sebbenn, Maria Teresa Gomes Lopes, Paulo Yoshio Kageyama, Jeferson Luis Vasconcelos de Macêdo, Matias Kirst and Elizabeth Ann Veasey

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:63

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    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the staple food of more than half of the world’s population. The identification of genetic diversity in local varieties of rice compared with that of improved or introduced varieties is ...

    Authors: Qun Xu, Xiaoping Yuan, Shan Wang, Yue Feng, Hanyong Yu, Yiping Wang, Yaolong Yang, Xinghua Wei and Ximing Li

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:53

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  17. Content type: Methodology article

    Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L.) is a cereal crop widely grown in the Mediterranean regions; the amber grain is mainly used for the production of pasta, couscous and typical breads. Single nucleotide polymorphi...

    Authors: Pasqualina Colasuonno, Ornella Incerti, Maria Luisa Lozito, Rosanna Simeone, Agata Gadaleta and Antonio Blanco

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:43

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    The cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important oil and food crop in the world. Pod- and kernel-related traits are direct factors involved in determining the yield of the peanut. However, the genetic ...

    Authors: Weigang Chen, Yongqing Jiao, Liangqiang Cheng, Li Huang, Boshou Liao, Mei Tang, Xiaoping Ren, Xiaojing Zhou, Yuning Chen and Huifang Jiang

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2016 17:25

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    Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) is a promising alternative forage plant of good quality, moderate nutrient demand and a high content of polyphenolic compounds. Its poor adoption is caused by the limited availabi...

    Authors: Katharina Kempf, Christoph Grieder, Achim Walter, Franco Widmer, Sonja Reinhard and Roland Kölliker

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2015 16:117

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Accurate identification of crop cultivars is crucial in assessing the impact of crop improvement research outputs. Two commonly used identification approaches, elicitation of variety names from farmer intervie...

    Authors: Ismail Y. Rabbi, Peter A. Kulakow, Joseph A. Manu-Aduening, Ansong A. Dankyi, James Y. Asibuo, Elizabeth Y. Parkes, Tahirou Abdoulaye, Gezahegn Girma, Melaku A. Gedil, Punna Ramu, Byron Reyes and Mywish K. Maredia

    Citation: BMC Genetics 2015 16:115

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