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Title: Plant Comparative and Functional Genomics

Plants form the foundation for our global ecosystem and are essential for environmental and human health. An increasing number of available plant genomes and tractable experimental systems, comparative and functional plant genomics research is greatly expanding our knowledge of the molecular basis of economically and nutritionally important traits in crop plants. Inferences drawn from comparative genomics are motivating experimental investigations of gene function and gene interactions. In this special issue aims to highlight recent advances made in comparative and functional genomics research in plants. Nine original research articles in this special issue cover five important topics: (1) transcription factor gene families relevant to abiotic stress tolerance; (2) plant secondary metabolism; (3) transcriptomebased markers for quantitative trait locus; (4) epigenetic modifications in plant-microbe interactions; and (5) computational prediction of protein-protein interactions. Finally, we studied the plant species in these articles which include model species as well as nonmodel plant species of economic importance (e.g., food crops and medicinal plants).
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Biosciences Division
  2. Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States). Dept. of Plant Biology
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Plant Sciences
  4. Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL (United States). Dept. of Biological Sciences
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; SC0008834
Published Article
Journal Name:
International Journal of Genomics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 2314-436X
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States