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Loss of ancestral function in duckweed roots is accompanied by progressive anatomical reduction and a re-distribution of nutrient transporters (2023)
Journal Article

Organ loss occurs frequently during plant and animal evolution. Sometimes, non-functional organs are retained through evolution. Vestigial organs are defined as genetically determined structures that have lost their ancestral (or salient) function. D... Read More about Loss of ancestral function in duckweed roots is accompanied by progressive anatomical reduction and a re-distribution of nutrient transporters.

Transposable element annotation in non‐model species: The benefits of species‐specific repeat libraries using semi‐automated EDTA and DeepTE de novo pipelines (2021)
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Transposable elements (TEs) are significant genomic components which can be detected either through sequence homology against existing databases or de novo, with the latter potentially reducing the risk of underestimating TE abundance. Here, we descr... Read More about Transposable element annotation in non‐model species: The benefits of species‐specific repeat libraries using semi‐automated EDTA and DeepTE de novo pipelines.

Parallel adaptation in autopolyploid Arabidopsis arenosa is dominated by repeated recruitment of shared alleles (2021)
Journal Article

Relative contributions of pre-existing vs de novo genomic variation to adaptation are poorly understood, especially in polyploid organisms. We assess this in high resolution using autotetraploid Arabidopsis arenosa, which repeatedly adapted to toxic... Read More about Parallel adaptation in autopolyploid Arabidopsis arenosa is dominated by repeated recruitment of shared alleles.

Polyploidy underlies co-option and diversification of biosynthetic triterpene pathways in the apple tribe (2021)
Journal Article

Whole-genome duplication (WGD) plays important roles in plant evolution and function, yet little is known about how WGD underlies metabolic diversification of natural products that bear significant medicinal properties, especially in nonmodel trees.... Read More about Polyploidy underlies co-option and diversification of biosynthetic triterpene pathways in the apple tribe.

Population genomic and historical analysis suggests a global invasion by bridgehead processes in Mimulus guttatus (2021)
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© 2021, The Author(s). Imperfect historical records and complex demographic histories present challenges for reconstructing the history of biological invasions. Here, we combine historical records, extensive worldwide and genome-wide sampling, and de... Read More about Population genomic and historical analysis suggests a global invasion by bridgehead processes in Mimulus guttatus.

Help or hindrance? The evolutionary impact of whole-genome duplication on immunogenetic diversity and parasite load (2020)
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© 2020 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Whole-genome duplication (WGD) events occur in all kingdoms and have been hypothesized to promote adaptability. WGDs identified in the early history of vertebrates, teleo... Read More about Help or hindrance? The evolutionary impact of whole-genome duplication on immunogenetic diversity and parasite load.

A novel allele of ASY3 is associated with greater meiotic stability in autotetraploid Arabidopsis lyrata (2020)
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In this study we performed a genotype-phenotype association analysis of meiotic stability in 10 autotetraploid Arabidopsis lyrata and A. lyrata/A. arenosa hybrid populations collected from the Wachau region and East Austrian Forealps. The aim was to... Read More about A novel allele of ASY3 is associated with greater meiotic stability in autotetraploid Arabidopsis lyrata.

The genome-wide impact of cadmium on microRNA and mRNA expression in contrasting Cd responsive wheat genotypes (2019)
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© 2019 The Author(s). Background: Heavy metal ATPases (HMAs) are responsible for Cd translocation and play a primary role in Cd detoxification in various plant species. However, the characteristics of HMAs and the regulatory mechanisms between HMAs a... Read More about The genome-wide impact of cadmium on microRNA and mRNA expression in contrasting Cd responsive wheat genotypes.

Genome-wide identification, phylogenetic and expression analysis of the heat shock transcription factor family in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) (2019)
Journal Article

Background Environmental toxicity from non-essential heavy metals such as cadmium (Cd), which is released from human activities and other environmental causes, is rapidly increasing. Wheat can accumulate high levels of Cd in edible tissues, which po... Read More about Genome-wide identification, phylogenetic and expression analysis of the heat shock transcription factor family in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).

Whole genome duplication potentiates inter-specific hybridisation and niche shifts in Australian burrowing frogs Neobatrachus (2019)
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Polyploidy plays an important role in evolution because it can lead to increased genetic complexity and speciation. It also provides an extra copy buffer and increases genetic novelty. While both common and well-studied in plants, polyploidy is rare... Read More about Whole genome duplication potentiates inter-specific hybridisation and niche shifts in Australian burrowing frogs Neobatrachus.

The “Polyploid Hop”: shifting challenges and opportunities over the evolutionary lifespan of genome duplications (2018)
Journal Article

© 2018 Baduel, Bray, Vallejo-Marin, Kolář and Yant. The duplication of an entire genome is no small affair. Whole genome duplication (WGD) is a dramatic mutation with long-lasting effects, yet it occurs repeatedly in all eukaryotic kingdoms. Plants a... Read More about The “Polyploid Hop”: shifting challenges and opportunities over the evolutionary lifespan of genome duplications.