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Why and How Populus Became a “Model Tree”

  • Brian Ellis
  • Stefan Jansson
  • Steven H. Strauss
  • Gerald A. Tuskan
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Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 8)

Abstract

Although Populus was not a favored experimental system for very many plant biologists in 2000, P. trichocarpa ultimately became only the third plant species to have its genome fully sequenced. Here we examine the many different factors that came into play when this species was abruptly elevated to the status of a new “model organism”.

Keywords

Forest Tree Joint Genome Institute Transgenic Poplar Maturation Effect Populus Genome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Ellis
    • 1
  • Stefan Jansson
    • 2
  • Steven H. Strauss
    • 2
  • Gerald A. Tuskan
    • 3
  1. 1.Michael Smith LaboratoriesUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of Forest Ecosystems and SocietyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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