Departmental Papers (Dental)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

6-23-2016

Publication Source

Genome Biology

Volume

17

Issue

134

DOI

10.1186/s13059-016-1004-2

Abstract

Chloroplasts play a crucial role in sustaining life on earth. The availability of over 800 sequenced chloroplast genomes from a variety of land plants has enhanced our understanding of chloroplast biology, intracellular gene transfer, conservation, diversity, and the genetic basis by which chloroplast transgenes can be engineered to enhance plant agronomic traits or to produce high-value agricultural or biomedical products. In this review, we discuss the impact of chloroplast genome sequences on understanding the origins of economically important cultivated species and changes that have taken place during domestication. We also discuss the potential biotechnological applications of chloroplast genomes.

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The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13059-016-1004-2

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Date Posted: 01 March 2022

This document has been peer reviewed.