Natural variation in plants

Definition

Natural variation in plants refers to the genetic diversity of a single plant species in the wild. Natural variation is a valuable source of beneficial traits for plant breeding.

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    Natural variation in Arabidopsis is used to identify the causal gene for acquired osmotolerance. ACQOS is a resistance NLR gene, highlighting the trade-off between immunity and abiotic stress tolerance.

    • Hirotaka Ariga
    • , Taku Katori
    • , Takashi Tsuchimatsu
    • , Taishi Hirase
    • , Yuri Tajima
    • , Jane E. Parker
    • , Rubén Alcázar
    • , Maarten Koornneef
    • , Owen Hoekenga
    • , Alexander E. Lipka
    • , Michael A. Gore
    • , Hitoshi Sakakibara
    • , Mikiko Kojima
    • , Yuriko Kobayashi
    • , Satoshi Iuchi
    • , Masatomo Kobayashi
    • , Kazuo Shinozaki
    • , Yoichi Sakata
    • , Takahisa Hayashi
    • , Yusuke Saijo
    •  & Teruaki Taji
    Nature Plants 3, 17072
  • Research | | open

    Iron is an essential micronutrient for plants and a lack of iron availability limits crop yield in many parts of the world. Here the authors show that natural variation in root growth of Arabidopsis plants under iron deficiency can be caused by allelic variation at the FRO2 locus.

    • Santosh B. Satbhai
    • , Claudia Setzer
    • , Florentina Freynschlag
    • , Radka Slovak
    • , Envel Kerdaffrec
    •  & Wolfgang Busch
  • Research | | open

    The International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium reports sequencing and assembly of a reference genome for barley, Hordeum vulgare.

    • Martin Mascher
    • , Heidrun Gundlach
    • , Axel Himmelbach
    • , Sebastian Beier
    • , Sven O. Twardziok
    • , Thomas Wicker
    • , Volodymyr Radchuk
    • , Christoph Dockter
    • , Pete E. Hedley
    • , Joanne Russell
    • , Micha Bayer
    • , Luke Ramsay
    • , Hui Liu
    • , Georg Haberer
    • , Xiao-Qi Zhang
    • , Qisen Zhang
    • , Roberto A. Barrero
    • , Lin Li
    • , Stefan Taudien
    • , Marco Groth
    • , Marius Felder
    • , Alex Hastie
    • , Hana Šimková
    • , Helena Staňková
    • , Jan Vrána
    • , Saki Chan
    • , María Muñoz-Amatriaín
    • , Rachid Ounit
    • , Steve Wanamaker
    • , Daniel Bolser
    • , Christian Colmsee
    • , Thomas Schmutzer
    • , Lala Aliyeva-Schnorr
    • , Stefano Grasso
    • , Jaakko Tanskanen
    • , Anna Chailyan
    • , Dharanya Sampath
    • , Darren Heavens
    • , Leah Clissold
    • , Sujie Cao
    • , Brett Chapman
    • , Fei Dai
    • , Yong Han
    • , Hua Li
    • , Xuan Li
    • , Chongyun Lin
    • , John K. McCooke
    • , Cong Tan
    • , Penghao Wang
    • , Songbo Wang
    • , Shuya Yin
    • , Gaofeng Zhou
    • , Jesse A. Poland
    • , Matthew I. Bellgard
    • , Ljudmilla Borisjuk
    • , Andreas Houben
    • , Jaroslav Doležel
    • , Sarah Ayling
    • , Stefano Lonardi
    • , Paul Kersey
    • , Peter Langridge
    • , Gary J. Muehlbauer
    • , Matthew D. Clark
    • , Mario Caccamo
    • , Alan H. Schulman
    • , Klaus F. X. Mayer
    • , Matthias Platzer
    • , Timothy J. Close
    • , Uwe Scholz
    • , Mats Hansson
    • , Guoping Zhang
    • , Ilka Braumann
    • , Manuel Spannagl
    • , Chengdao Li
    • , Robbie Waugh
    •  & Nils Stein
    Nature 544, 427–433

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