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Combined, these data indicate that many of the experiments once confined to model plants, such as rice and Arabidopsis can be reasonably pursued in just about any species. However, the details accruing from studies using model dicots and monocots have proved to be essential in creating molecular frameworks in these understudied species. Although a 1:1 functional relationship of homologous genes has generally been assumed, they may not occur for every gene across species. This is particularly true for transcription factors. However, unbiased, large scale investigations at the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome can be used to develop networks in understudied species, and correlative predictions can be derived from such analyses.
In this Research Topic, our intent is to highlight the state-of-the-art research in these understudied but important grasses.
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