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A developing Setaria viridis internode: an experimental system for the study of biomass generation in a C4 model species

Martin, Antony P; Palmer, William M; Brown, Christopher; Abel, Christin; Lunn, John E; Furbank, Robert T; Grof, Christopher P L


Background Recently, there has been interest in establishing a monocot C4 model species with a small genome, short lifecycle, and capacity for genetic transformation. Setaria viridis has been adopted to fill this role, since reports of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in 2010, and sequencing of its genome in 2012. To date, S. viridis has primarily been used to further our understanding of C4 photosynthesis, but is also an ideal system for the study of biomass crops, which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-02-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Biotechnology for Biofuels
DOI: 10.1186/s13068-016-0457-6
Access Rights: Open Access


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