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The draft genome of the C3 panicoid grass species Dichanthelium oligosanthes

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), October 2016
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The draft genome of the C3 panicoid grass species Dichanthelium oligosanthes
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Genome Biology (Online Edition), October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13059-016-1080-3
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Anthony J. Studer, James C. Schnable, Sarit Weissmann, Allison R. Kolbe, Michael R. McKain, Ying Shao, Asaph B. Cousins, Elizabeth A. Kellogg, Thomas P. Brutnell


Comparisons between C3 and C4 grasses often utilize C3 species from the subfamilies Ehrhartoideae or Pooideae and C4 species from the subfamily Panicoideae, two clades that diverged over 50 million years ago. The divergence of the C3 panicoid grass Dichanthelium oligosanthes from the independent C4 lineages represented by Setaria viridis and Sorghum bicolor occurred approximately 15 million years ago, which is significantly more recent than members of the Bambusoideae, Ehrhartoideae, and Pooideae subfamilies. D. oligosanthes is ideally placed within the panicoid clade for comparative studies of C3 and C4 grasses. We report the assembly of the nuclear and chloroplast genomes of D. oligosanthes, from high-throughput short read sequencing data and a comparative transcriptomics analysis of the developing leaf of D. oligosanthes, S. viridis, and S. bicolor. Physiological and anatomical characterizations verified that D. oligosanthes utilizes the C3 pathway for carbon fixation and lacks Kranz anatomy. Expression profiles of transcription factors along developing leaves of D. oligosanthes and S. viridis were compared with previously published data from S. bicolor, Zea mays, and Oryza sativa to identify a small suite of transcription factors that likely acquired functions specifically related to C4 photosynthesis. The phylogenetic location of D. oligosanthes makes it an ideal C3 plant for comparative analysis of C4 evolution in the panicoid grasses. This genome will not only provide a better C3 species for comparisons with C4 panicoid grasses, but also highlights the power of using high-throughput sequencing to address questions in evolutionary biology.

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Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
Chile 1 2%
Unknown 47 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 26%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 9 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 52%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 18%
Computer Science 2 4%
Neuroscience 1 2%
Unknown 12 24%

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