RNA-Seq transcriptome analysis of Spirodela dormancy without reproduction

Wang, W, Wu Y, Messing J.  2014.  

Journal:

BMC Genomics

Volume Number:

15

Issue Number:

60

Abstract:

Higher plants exhibit a remarkable phenotypic plasticity to adapt to adverse environmental changes. The Greater Duckweed Spirodela, as an aquatic plant, presents exceptional tolerance to cold winters through its dormant structure of turions in place of seeds. Abundant starch in turions permits them to sink and escape the freezing surface of waters. Due to their clonal propagation, they are the fastest growing biomass on earth, providing yet an untapped source for industrial applications.

Citation:
Wang, W, Wu Y, Messing J.  2014.  RNA-Seq transcriptome analysis of Spirodela dormancy without reproduction. BMC Genomics. 15(60)