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Location: Plant Science Research

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: 7/18/2011
Publication Date: 9/1/2011
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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.

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.