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Genomes of extremophile crucifers: new platforms for comparative genomics and beyond

Simon M Dittami12 and Thierry Tonon12*

Author Affiliations

1 UPMC Univ Paris 6, UMR 7139 Marine Plants and Biomolecules, Station Biologique, 29680, Roscoff, France

2 CNRS, UMR 7139 Marine Plants and Biomolecules, Station Biologique, 29680, Roscoff, France

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Genome Biology 2012, 13:166  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-8-166

Published: 16 August 2012

Abstract

Recent reports describe the genome sequencing of Thellungiella salsuginea and Thellungiella parvula, two extremophile crucifers closely related to the stress-sensitive model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Keywords:
Abiotic stress; adaptation; comparative genomics; extremophile plants; genome evolution