Life at the extreme: lessons from the genome
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1 Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
2 Division of Applied Life Science (BK21 program), Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 660-701, Korea
3 College of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Genome Biology 2012, 13:241 doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-3-241Published: 6 March 2012
Extremophile plants thrive in places where most plant species cannot survive. Recent developments in high-throughput technologies and comparative genomics are shedding light on the evolutionary mechanisms leading to their adaptation.