Chromosomal distribution and evolution of retrotransposons in diploid and polyploid Brachiaria forage grasses

319. Santos FC, Guyot R, Valle CB do, Chiari L, Techio VH, Heslop-Harrison P, Vanzela ALL. 2015. Chromosomal distribution and evolution of abundant retrotransposons in plants: gypsy elements in diploid and polyploid Brachiaria forage grasses. Chromosome Research 23(3): 571-582. DOI: 10.1007/s10577-015-9492-6 Text Brachiaria_Fabiola_Santos_etal AuthorVersion. Abstract: Like other eukaryotes, the nuclear genome of plants consists of DNA with…

dsRNA silencing of an R2R3-MYB transcription factor affects flower cell shape in a Dendrobium hybrid

TS. Lau S-E, Schwarzacher T, Othman RY, Harikrishna JA. 2015. dsRNA silencing of an R2R3-MYB transcription factor affects flower cell shape in a Dendrobium hybrid. BMC Plant Biology 15, no. 1: 194. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/15/194 DOI 10.1186/s12870-015-0577-3 Local copy Lau et al Dendrobium dsRNA silencing BMCPlant Biology 2015 Background: The R2R3-MYB genes regulate pigmentation and morphogenesis of flowers, including flower and cell shape,…

Molecular characterization and diversity of a novel nonautonomous Mutator-like transposon family in Brassica

320. Nouroz F, Noreen S, Heslop-Harrison JS. 2015. Molecular characterization and diversity of a novel nonautonomous Mutator-like transposon family in Brassica. Pakistani Journal of Botany 47(4): 1367-1375. Publisher abstract Publisher free full text. Local copy BrassicaMutator_Nouroz_PakistaniJBot2015 Transposable elements (TEs) are capable of mobilizing from one genomic location to other, with changes in their copy numbers. Mutator-like elements (MULEs)…

Intergeneric hybridisation between Berula erecta and Helosciadium nodiflorum (Apiaceae)

TS. Desjardins SD, Leslie AC, Stace CA, Schwarzacher T,  Bailey JP. 2015. Intergeneric hybridisation between Berula erecta and Helosciadium nodiflorum (Apiaceae). Taxon 64: 784-794. DOI: 10.12705/644.9 Publisher link££ Author version Intergeneric hybridisation A hybrid between Berula erecta and Helosciadium nodiflorum is reported from Chippenham Fen National Nature Reserve (NNR), Cambridgeshire, England. Parentage was investigated using chromosome counts, a maternally-inherited chloroplast marker…

Wheat-Thinopyrum bessarabicum recombinant lines with intercalary translocations

318. Patokar C, Sepsi A, Schwarzacher T, Kishii M, Heslop-Harrison JS. 2016. Molecular cytogenetic characterization of novel wheat-Thinopyrum bessarabicum recombinant lines carrying intercalary translocations. Chromosoma 125: 163–172. 10.1007/s00412-015-0537-6 Publisher website. Version from Wheat-Thinopyrum introgression and chromosomal recombinants. Thinopyrum bessarabicum (2n=2x=14, JJ or EbEb) is a valuable source of genes for bread wheat (2n = 6x=42) improvement because…

Diversity and relationships of Crocus sativus and its relatives analysed by IRAPs

315. Alsayied N, Fernández JA, Schwarzacher T, Heslop-Harrison JS. 2015. Diversity and relationships of Crocus sativus and its relatives analysed by Inter Retroelement Amplified Polymorphism (IRAP). Annals of Botany 116(3): 359-368. doi:10.1093/aob/mcv103 Crocus IRAP Diversity Nouf AlSayied Ann Bot Author VersionoufAnnBotAuthorVersion Background and Aims: Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a sterile triploid (2n=3x=24) cultivated species, of…

Identification and evolutionary genomics of novel LTR retrotransposons in Brassica

315. Nouroz F, Noreen S, Heslop-Harrison JS. 2015. Identification and evolutionary genomics of Novel LTR retrotransposons in Brassica. Turkish Journal of Biology 39: 740-757 DOI: 10.3906/biy-1501-77 Link to manuscript PDF download at publisher site Retrotransposons (REs) are the most abundant and diverse elements identified from eukaryotic genomes. Using computational and molecular methods, 262 intact LTR retrotransposons…

Evolutionary genomics of miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) in Brassica

317. Nouroz F, Noreen S, Heslop-Harrison JS. 2015. Evolutionary genomics of miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) in Brassica. Molecular Genetics and Genomics (MGG) 290 (6): 2297–2312. DOI: 10.1007/s00438-015-1076-9 Brassica MITEs Author Version MGG download Miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) are truncated derivatives of autonomous DNA transposons, and are dispersed abundantly in most eukaryotic genomes. We aimed to characterize various MITEs families…

Genetic and physical maps of the Primula vulgaris S locus and localization by chromosome in situ hybridization

314. Li J, Webster MA, Wright J, Cocker JM, Smith MC, Badakshi F, Heslop‐Harrison P, Gilmartin PM. 2015. Integration of genetic and physical maps of the Primula vulgaris S locus and localization by chromosome in situ hybridization. New Phytologist http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.13373/full. dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.13373 Heteromorphic flower development in Primula is controlled by the S locus. The S locus genes, which…

Agriculture and Climate Change in Southeast Asia and the Middle East: Breeding, Climate Change Adaptation, Agronomy, and Water Security

313. Noorka IR, Heslop-Harrison JS  2014. Agriculture and Climate Change in Southeast Asia and the Middle East: Breeding, Climate Change Adaptation, Agronomy, and Water Security. In: Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation, Ed Leal Filho W. 1-8.  Springer Berlin Heidelberg http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40455-9_74-1 Link to NoorkaHeslopHarrisonBreedingClimateChangeAuthorVersion with colour figures. Link to typeset first page of publication. The agriculture of Southeast Asia and the Middle East…

Plant Virus Evolution and Pararetroviruses in Petunia

TS. Hohn T, Richert-Pöggeler KR, Staginnus C, Harper G, Schwarzacher T, Teo CH, Teycheney P-Y, Iskra-Caruana M-L, Hull R. 2008. Evolution of Integrated Plant Viruses. Chapter 4 pp 53-81. In: Plant Virus Evolution Ed Roossinck MJ. Springer: Berlin Link to Publisher homepage about the book with links to downloadable copies of the whole book or the chapter….

Descriptors for Crocus (Crocus spp.)

312. Molina RV, Guardiola JL, García-Luis D, Renau-Morata B, Sanchis E, González-Nebauer S, de los Mozos M, Rodríguez-Conde MF, Santana O, Pastor-Férriz MT, Fernández JA, Santaella M, Roldán M, Tsimidou M, Polissiou M, Heslop-Harrison JS, Branca F, Mathew B. 2015. Descriptors for Crocus (Crocus spp.). 74pp. Bioversity International, Rome. ISBN-13: 978-92-9043-999-8 Full document: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/uploads/tx_news/Descriptors_for_Crocus_1872_01.pdf Abstract…

Diversity in Ethiopian linseed (Linum usitatissimum): morphology and seed oil

311. Worku N, Heslop-Harrison JS, Wakjira A. 2015. Diversity in 198 Ethiopian linseed (Linum usitatissimum) accessions based on morphological characterization and seed oil characteristics. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (GRACE) 62: 1037–1053. doi:10.1007/s10722-014-0207-1 (on-line 20 Jan 2015). And Worku: Linum / Linseed Morphological Diversity in Ethiopia – Author Version. Morphological and molecular characterization of germplasm is important…

The diversification and activity of hAT transposons in Musa genomes

Menzel G, Heitkam T, Seibt KM, Nouroz F, Müller-Stoerme M, Heslop-Harrison JS, Schmidt T. 2014. The diversification and activity of hAT transposons in Musa genomes. Chromosome Research 22: 559–571. DOI 10.1007/s10577-014-9445-5 and Pubmed link ID: 25377178 And author print hATs in Musa _2014_CR_MenzelEtAlAuthorVersion2014. Sequencing of plant genomes often identified the hAT superfamily as largest group of DNA…

Evidence of convergent evolution in humans and macaques supports an adaptive role for copy number variation of the β-defensin-2 gene

Ottolini B, Hornsby MJ, Abujaber R, Macarthur JA, Badge RM, Schwarzacher T, Albertson DG, Bevins CL, Solnick JV, Hollox EJ. 2014. Evidence of convergent evolution in humans and macaques supports an adaptive role for copy number variation of the β-defensin-2 gene. Genome Biology and Evolution 6(11): 3025-3038. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evu236 β-defensins are a family of important peptides of…