Editorial: orchid genomics and developmental biology

Chen, Jen-Tsung, and Nargar, Katharina (2020) Editorial: orchid genomics and developmental biology. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11. 1013.

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Orchidaceae is the second largest family of flowering plants with more than 27,000 species inhabiting nearly every habitat worldwide. Orchids exhibit an exceptional morphological and ecological diversity, and are highly valued on the global horticultural market. Orchids possess unique morphological and physiological characteristics, such as highly reduced seeds with an immature embryo, complex flower structures such as the gynandrium and labellum, and have evolved crassulacean acid metabolism and mycoheterotrophy multiple times independently. This range of traits renders orchids prime non-model plants for studying different aspects of evolution through mechanistic studies considering gene function, physiology, and phylogenetic relationships. As summarized below, this Research Topic presents recent advances in orchid biology and consists of 12 publications in the fields of reproductive development, evolution, biotechnology, and photosynthesis.

Item ID: 66249
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1664-462X
Copyright Information: © 2020 Chen and Nargar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 09:20
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310411 Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3105 Genetics > 310509 Genomics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 100%
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