Journal article

An integrated genomic and metabolomic framework for cell wall biology in rice

Kai Guo, Weihua Zou, Yongqing Feng, Mingliang Zhang, Jing Zhang, Fen Tu, Guosheng Xie, Lingqiang Wang, Yangting Wang, Sebastian Klie, Staffan Persson, Liangcai Peng

BMC GENOMICS | BMC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Plant cell walls are complex structures that full-fill many diverse functions during plant growth and development. It is therefore not surprising that thousands of gene products are involved in cell wall synthesis and maintenance. However, functional association for the majority of these gene products remains obscure. One useful approach to infer biological associations is via transcriptional coordination, or co-expression of genes. This approach has proved useful for several biological processes. Nevertheless, combining co-expression with other large-scale measurements may improve the biological inferences. RESULTS: In this study, we used a combined approach of co-expression and..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by 111 Project

Awarded by National Natural Science foundation of China

Awarded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation

Awarded by 973 Specific Pre-project

Awarded by National Transgenic Project

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported in part by grants from the 111 Project (B08032), the projects (31171524 & 31100140) of National Natural Science foundation of China, the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (20090460964), the 973 Specific Pre-project (2010CB134401), the National Transgenic Project (2009ZX08009-119B) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2011PY047). S.P. and S.K. thank the Max-Planck Gesellschaft for financial support.