Peer-reviewed Articles

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Sucrose phosphate synthase (SPS, EC 2.4.1.14) is a key enzyme that regulates sucrose biosynthesis in plants. SPS is encoded by different gene families which display differential expression patterns and functional divergence. Genome-wide identification and expression...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4379
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Extremes in climate, such as heat waves and drought, are expected to become more frequent and intense with forecasted climate change. Plant species will almost certainly differ in their responses to these stressors. We experimentally imposed a heat wave and drought...

["Ecosystem Science","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4394
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The mitochondrial genome of moss Mielichhoferia elongata has been sequenced and assembled with Spades genome assembler. It consists of 100,342 base pairs and has practically the same gene set and order as in other known bryophyte chondriomes. The genome contains...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4350
156 downloads
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The systematics of grasses has advanced through applications of plastome phylogenomics, although studies have been largely limited to subfamilies or other subgroups of Poaceae. Here we present a plastome phylogenomic analysis of 250 complete plastomes (179 genera)...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4299
57 downloads
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This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of mercury stress on growth, photosynthesis and mercury accumulation in different cultivars of a non-food energy crop, Jerusalem artichoke, and to screen appropriate cultivars for their efficacy in the phytoremediation...

["Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4325
86 downloads
832 views

Carnivorous plants are striking examples of evolutionary convergence, displaying complex and often highly similar adaptations despite lack of shared ancestry. Using available carnivorous plant genomes along with non-carnivorous reference taxa, this study examines...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4322
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Platanthera bifolia and P. chlorantha are terrestrial and rewarding orchids with a wide Eurasian distribution. Although genetically closely related, they exhibit significant morphological, phenological and ecological differences that maintain reproductive isolation...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4256
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The grass Ammophila breviligulata (American beachgrass) is known to host an endophyte of the genus Epichloë. Based on morphological characteristics it was originally identified as Acremonium typhinum var. ammophilae and is currently designated as Epichloë typhina...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4300
99 downloads
445 views

Background Phylogenetic relationship within different genera of Lemnoideae, a kind of small aquatic monocotyledonous plants, was not well resolved, using either morphological characters or traditional markers. Given that rich genetic information in chloroplast...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4186
146 downloads
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NAC (NAM, no apical meristem; ATAF, Arabidopsis transcription activation factor and CUC, cup-shaped cotyledon) proteins are among the largest transcription factor (TF) families playing fundamental biological processes, including cell expansion and differentiation,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4172
45 downloads
357 views

Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii is a Gram-negative proteobacterium that causes leaf blight and Stewart’s wilt disease in corn. Quorum sensing (QS) controls bacterial exopolysaccharide production that blocks water transport in the plant xylem at high bacterial...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4145
121 downloads
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Abscisic acid (ABA) receptor pyrabactin resistance1/PYR1-like/regulatory components of ABA receptor (PYR1/PYL/RCAR) (named PYLs for simplicity) are core regulators of ABA signaling, and have been well studied in Arabidopsis and rice. However, knowledge is limited...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4126
73 downloads
479 views

Sugarcane bagasse is an abundant source of lignocellulosic material for bioethanol production. Utilisation of bagasse for biofuel production would be environmentally and economically beneficial, but the recalcitrance of lignin continues to provide a challenge....

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4141
47 downloads
203 views

Background Although many new species to science have been discovered from thousands of specimens resulting from botanical inventories to support conservation management in Cameroon in recent years, additional species remain to be formally evaluated taxonomically...

["Biodiversity","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4137
44 downloads
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A striking and unexpected biochemical phenotype was found in an insertion mutant line in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. One of two investigated insertion mutant lines in the gene encoding the phosphate transporter PHT4;1 demonstrated a prominent loss of...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4134

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