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Title: Emerging model systems for functional genomics analysis of Crassulacean acid metabolism

Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) is one of three main pathways of photosynthetic carbon dioxide fixation found in higher plants. It stands out for its ability to underpin dramatic improvements in plant water use efficiency, which in turn has led to a recent renaissance in CAM research. The current ease with which candidate CAM-associated genes and proteins can be identified through high-throughput sequencing has opened up a new horizon for the development of diverse model CAM species that are amenable to genetic manipulations. The adoption of these model CAM species is underpinning rapid advances in our understanding of the complete gene set for CAM. Here, we highlight recent breakthroughs in the functional characterisation of CAM genes that have been achieved through transgenic approaches.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0008834
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Current Opinion in Plant Biology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1369-5266
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Univ. of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1318766
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1437241