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Wet Laboratory Tools Widely Used in Plant Genomics

Wet Laboratory Tools Widely Used in Plant Genomics Hindawi Publishing Corporation International Journal of Plant Genomics Volume 2009, Article ID 321975, 1 page doi:10.1155/2009/321975 Editorial 1 2 3 4 Hikmet Budak, Hongbin Zhang, Pushpendra K. Gupta, Boulos Chalhoub, 5 6 Andrew James, and Chunji Liu Biological Sciences and Bioengineering Program, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, 34956 Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA Ch.CharanSingh University,India Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan, Mexico Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization, Australia Correspondence should be addressed to Hikmet Budak, budak@sabanciuniv.edu Received 30 December 2009; Accepted 30 December 2009 Copyright © 2009 Hikmet Budak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The availability of laboratory tools is essential for advanced There are 8 articles in this special issue, starting with articles on tools for studying plant authopagy (Mitou et al.) research in all areas of biological sciences. The recent and microRNA identification (Unver and Budak), cloning of development of genomic tools has made it possible to deeply small RNA (Eric et al.), and the use of virus-induced gene investigate and to continuously improve agronomically silencing techniques (Unver et al.) for functional analysis of important traits such as crop yield, quality, and biotic and genes and QTLs in plants. Included is also a comprehensive abiotic stress tolerances. Integrating the newly advanced or articleonheterologousgeneexpression techniquesgiven by developed wet laboratory tools that are widely used in mod- Filiz and Sayers. An up-to-date protocol of Agro-mediated ern genomics research and making them readily accessible gene transfer in cereal crops is presented by Hensel et will be greatly helpful for research of plant genomics and al. Additionally, Dechyeva and Schmidt reported one of other disciplines of plant biology. Furthermore, the compi- the critical tools, the molecular cytogenetic mapping of lation of the tools will also facilitate scientists to advance the chromosomal fragments and immunostaining of kineto- existing tools or develop new tools to address complicated chore proteins, which will greatly help cytogeneticists for or new questions that were previously intractable in plant identifying and tagging genes in plants, thus promoting plant genomics and biology. molecular breeding. In this special issue of the International Journal of Plant Genomics, “Wetlab toolswidelyusedinplant genomics”, we Acknowledgments present the current status of widely used genomics tools and update them with their new advances. Articles published We thank all reviewers who helped us in reviewing these in this special issue cover tools for structural, functional, articles. We also would like to thank staff of the Editorial Section of The International Journal of Plant Genomics and comparative genomics and proteomics. The issue also (IJPG), who cooperated at all stages of the production of this summarizes the advances of genome technology in the past special issue. decades and synthesizes the current status of knowledge of new tools with an extension of suggestions. By covering up- Hikmet Budak to-date genomics tools, this special issue provides a reference Hongbin Zhang for studying the structural and functional organization and Pushpendra K. Gupta evolution of plant genomes. We aim that this special issue Boulos Chalhoub will become useful material for teaching and research in plant Andrew James genomics and biology. Chunji Liu International Journal of Peptides Advances in International Journal of BioMed Stem Cells Virolog y Research International International Genomics Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 Journal of Nucleic Acids International Journal of Zoology Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 Submit your manuscripts at http://www.hindawi.com The Scientific Journal of Signal Transduction World Journal Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 International Journal of Advances in Genetics Anatomy Biochemistry Research International Research International Microbiology Research International Bioinformatics Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 Enzyme Journal of International Journal of Molecular Biology Archaea Research Evolutionary Biology International Marine Biology Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Plant Genomics Hindawi Publishing Corporation

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation International Journal of Plant Genomics Volume 2009, Article ID 321975, 1 page doi:10.1155/2009/321975 Editorial 1 2 3 4 Hikmet Budak, Hongbin Zhang, Pushpendra K. Gupta, Boulos Chalhoub, 5 6 Andrew James, and Chunji Liu Biological Sciences and Bioengineering Program, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, 34956 Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA Ch.CharanSingh University,India Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan, Mexico Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization, Australia Correspondence should be addressed to Hikmet Budak, budak@sabanciuniv.edu Received 30 December 2009; Accepted 30 December 2009 Copyright © 2009 Hikmet Budak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The availability of laboratory tools is essential for advanced There are 8 articles in this special issue, starting with articles on tools for studying plant authopagy (Mitou et al.) research in all areas of biological sciences. The recent and microRNA identification (Unver and Budak), cloning of development of genomic tools has made it possible to deeply small RNA (Eric et al.), and the use of virus-induced gene investigate and to continuously improve agronomically silencing techniques (Unver et al.) for functional analysis of important traits such as crop yield, quality, and biotic and genes and QTLs in plants. Included is also a comprehensive abiotic stress tolerances. Integrating the newly advanced or articleonheterologousgeneexpression techniquesgiven by developed wet laboratory tools that are widely used in mod- Filiz and Sayers. An up-to-date protocol of Agro-mediated ern genomics research and making them readily accessible gene transfer in cereal crops is presented by Hensel et will be greatly helpful for research of plant genomics and al. Additionally, Dechyeva and Schmidt reported one of other disciplines of plant biology. Furthermore, the compi- the critical tools, the molecular cytogenetic mapping of lation of the tools will also facilitate scientists to advance the chromosomal fragments and immunostaining of kineto- existing tools or develop new tools to address complicated chore proteins, which will greatly help cytogeneticists for or new questions that were previously intractable in plant identifying and tagging genes in plants, thus promoting plant genomics and biology. molecular breeding. In this special issue of the International Journal of Plant Genomics, “Wetlab toolswidelyusedinplant genomics”, we Acknowledgments present the current status of widely used genomics tools and update them with their new advances. Articles published We thank all reviewers who helped us in reviewing these in this special issue cover tools for structural, functional, articles. We also would like to thank staff of the Editorial Section of The International Journal of Plant Genomics and comparative genomics and proteomics. The issue also (IJPG), who cooperated at all stages of the production of this summarizes the advances of genome technology in the past special issue. decades and synthesizes the current status of knowledge of new tools with an extension of suggestions. By covering up- Hikmet Budak to-date genomics tools, this special issue provides a reference Hongbin Zhang for studying the structural and functional organization and Pushpendra K. Gupta evolution of plant genomes. We aim that this special issue Boulos Chalhoub will become useful material for teaching and research in plant Andrew James genomics and biology. Chunji Liu International Journal of Peptides Advances in International Journal of BioMed Stem Cells Virolog y Research International International Genomics Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 Journal of Nucleic Acids International Journal of Zoology Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 Submit your manuscripts at http://www.hindawi.com The Scientific Journal of Signal Transduction World Journal Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 International Journal of Advances in Genetics Anatomy Biochemistry Research International Research International Microbiology Research International Bioinformatics Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 Enzyme Journal of International Journal of Molecular Biology Archaea Research Evolutionary Biology International Marine Biology Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation Hindawi Publishing Corporation http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014 http://www.hindawi.com Volume 2014

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International Journal of Plant GenomicsHindawi Publishing Corporation

Published: Feb 22, 2010

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