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  • Argonaute evolution in plants

    Analysis of a family of core proteins from the RNA-induced silencing complex, Argonaute, reveals a dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the functional diversification of smRNA pathways in higher plants.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:23
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    Blight-resistant durum wheat

    The composition and biochemistry of the cell wall and the genes underlying these traits can contribute to Fusarium head blight resistance in the important crop durum wheat.

    BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:6
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    Genetics of wheat stem rust resistance

    The map of the Sr2 locus in stem rust resistant wheat reveals major differences when compared with a susceptible variety, enabling the identification of candidate genes important for disease resistance.

    BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:379
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    Cabernet gene expression

    Grapevine berries in the late stages of ripening undergo large transcriptional changes in signaling and metabolism genes, likely influencing the development of flavor and aroma.

    BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:370
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    Banana ripening transcriptomics

    Differential gene expression analysis in ripe versus unripe bananas helps to uncover the molecular mechanisms of fruit ripening, potentially leading to the breeding of bananas with increased shelf life.

    BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:316
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