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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVING RUST AND FHB RESISTANCE IN HARD RED SPRING WHEAT THROUGH GENETICS AND GENOMICS Title: Brachypodium as a model for the grasses: today and the future

item Brkljacic, Jelena -
item Grotewold, Erich -
item Scholl, Randy -
item Mockler, Todd -
item Garvin, David
item Vain, Philippe -
item Brutnell, Thomas -
item Sibout, Richard -
item Bevan, Michael -
item Budak, Hikmet -
item Caicedo, Ana -
item Gao, Caixia -
item Gu, Yong
item Hazen, Samuel -
item Holt, Ben -
item Hong, Shin-Young -
item Jordan, Mark -
item Manzaneda, Antonio -
item Mitchell-Olds, Thomas -
item Mochida, Keiichi -
item Mur, Luis -
item Park, Chung-Mo -
item Sedbrook, John -
item Watt, Michelle -
item Zheng, Shao Jian -
item Vogel, John

Submitted to: Plant Physiology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 18, 2011
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
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Citation: Brkljacic, J., Grotewold, E., Scholl, R., Mockler, T., Garvin, D.F., Vain, P., Brutnell, T., Sibout, R., Bevan, M., Budak, H., Caicedo, A.L., Gao, C., Gu, Y.Q., Hazen, S.P., Holt, B.F., Hong, S., Jordan, M., Manzaneda, A.J., Mitchell-Olds, T., Mochida, K., Mur, L.A., Park, C., Sedbrook, J., Watt, M., Zheng, S., Vogel, J.P. 2011. Brachypodium as a model for the grasses: today and the future. Plant Physiology. 157(1):3-13.

Technical Abstract: Over the past several years, Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium) has emerged as a tractable model system to study biological questions relevant to the grasses. To place its relevance in the larger context of plant biology, we outline here the expanding adoption of Brachypodium as a model grass and compare this to the early history of another plant model, Arabidopsis. In this context, Brachypodium has followed an accelerated path in which the development of genomic resources, most notably a whole genome sequence, preceded or occurred concurrently with the generation of other experimental tools (e.g., highly efficient transformation and large collections of natural accessions). This update provides a snapshot of available and upcoming Brachypodium resources and an overview of the community including the trajectory of Brachypodium as a model grass.

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