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Title: Brachypodium as a model for the grasses: today and the future

item BRKLJACIC, JELENA - The Ohio State University
item GROTEWOLD, ERICH - The Ohio State University
item SCHOLL, RANDY - The Ohio State University
item MOCKLER, TODD - Oregon State University
item Garvin, David
item VAIN, PHILIPPE - John Innes Center
item BRUTNELL, THOMAS - Boyce Thompson Institute
item SIBOUT, RICHARD - Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
item BEVAN, MICHAEL - John Innes Center
item BUDAK, HIKMET - Sabanci University
item CAICEDO, ANA - University Of Massachusetts
item GAO, CAIXIA - China Agricultural University
item Gu, Yong
item HAZEN, SAMUEL - University Of Massachusetts
item HOLT, BEN - University Of Oklahoma
item HONG, SHIN-YOUNG - Seoul National University
item JORDAN, MARK - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item MANZANEDA, ANTONIO - University Of Jaen
item MITCHELL-OLDS, THOMAS - Duke University
item MOCHIDA, KEIICHI - Riken Institute
item MUR, LUIS - Aberystwyth University
item PARK, CHUNG-MO - Seoul National University
item SEDBROOK, JOHN - Illinois State University
item WATT, MICHELLE - Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
item ZHENG, SHAO JIAN - Zhejiang University
item Vogel, John

Submitted to: Plant Physiology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/18/2011
Publication Date: 9/1/2011
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.

Interpretive Summary:

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.