FABI researchers unravel Eucalyptus genomics and biology 2015-05-12
The journal New Phytologist has published a special online issue celebrating the completion of the Eucalyptus genome published in the prestigious journal Nature in June 2014. The special issue of New Phytologist (June 2015) contains genome companion papers further unfolding insights into the unique biology of Eucalyptus trees gained from the analysis of the genome sequence.
Several FABI researchers contributed to eight articles (listed below) in the special issue covering diverse topics such as genome diversity, comparative genomics, carbon allocation, protein evolution, floral development and woody biomass production. This set of papers represent a significant advance in the understanding of the biology of the most widely planted hardwood fibre crop in the world. Together with the completed genome of Populus, this genome resource will serve as a model and reference for the study of fast-growing woody plants that are used as renewable feedstocks for a growing number of bio-based products such as timber, pulp, paper, cellulose, textiles, pharmaceuticals and bioenergy.
Carocha V, Soler M, Hefer CA, Cassan-Wang H, Fevereiro P, Myburg AA, Paiva JAP, Grima-Pettenati J. (2015) Genome-wide analysis of the lignin toolbox of Eucalyptus grandis. New Phytologist 206(4):1297-1313. 10.1111/nph.13313
Kersting AR, Mizrachi E, Bornberg-Bauer E, Myburg AA. (2014) Protein domain evolution is associated with reproductive diversification and adaptive radiation in the genus Eucalyptus. New Phytologist 204(6):1328-1336. 10.1111/nph.13211
Hussey SG, Saïdi MN, Hefer C, Myburg AA, Grima-Pettenati J. (2014) Structural, evolutionary and functional analysis of the NAC domain protein family in Eucalyptus. New Phytologist 206(4):1337-1350. 10.1111/nph.13139
Mizrachi E, Maloney VJ, Silberbauer J, Hefer CA, Berger DK, Mansfield SD, Myburg AA. (2014) Investigating the molecular underpinnings underlying morphology and changes in carbon partitioning during tension wood formation in Eucalyptus. New Phytologist 204(6):1351-1363. 10.1111/nph.13152
Soler M, Myburg AA, Paiva JAP, Hefer CA, Savelli B, Clemente HS, Cassan-Wang H, Carocha V, Camargo ELO, Grima-Pettenati J. (2015) The Eucalyptus grandis R2R3-MYB transcription factor family: evidence for woody growth-related evolution and function. New Phytologist 206(4):1364–1377. 10.1111/nph.13039
Hefer CA, Mizrachi E, Myburg AA, Douglas CJ, Mansfield SD. (2015) Comparative interrogation of the developing xylem transcriptomes of two wood‐forming species: Populus trichocarpa and Eucalyptus grandis. New Phytologist 204(6):1391-1405. 10.1111/nph.13277