The Plant Cell has published a Focus Issue on the Biology of Plant Genomes. This Focus Issue includes reviews and research articles that highlight some of the most important recent advances in plant genomics and foreshadow future discoveries. Although Arabidopsis is represented in this article collection (with articles focused on NLR proteins and CRISPR screening), most of the articles are focused on genomes beyond this well-established model – including Populus, maize, Brachypodium, Clamydomonas and others. As a bonus, four authors recently highlighted their contributions to this special focus issue through a set of short talks, available here (Ksenia Krasileva, Christine Diepenbrock, and Rory Craig) and here (Jim Birchler, Evan Forsythe, and Tom Jacobs). (Summary by Mary Williams @PlantTeaching) The Plant Cell, Vol. 33, Issue 4.
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