fruitENCODE: an encyclopedia of DNA elements for fruit ripening

Fleshy fruit ripening is an irreversible developmental process that the physiological and biochemical properties of the seed-bearing organ are altered to aid seed dispersal. Significant progress has been made in the model fruit tomato, in which the plant hormone ethylene, fruit specific transcription factors and epigenome reprograming fine tune the ripening processes. The complexity in ripening regulation could be of significant evolutionary advantage, as accidental activation of ripening would attract frugivores prematurely and cause unnecessary seed loss, and the relatively stable epigenome could serve as a checkpoint to prevent ripening before seed maturation. However, as fleshy fruit evolved independently in different plant lineages, it would be naive to consider the observations made in tomato could be universal. The goal of this fruit ENCODE project is to provide a comprehensive annotation of functional elements in not just the tomato genome, but a wide-range of fleshy fruit species in order to examine the diversity of fruit ripening processes.
tomato Tomato Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
melon melon Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
banana banana Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
cucumber cucumber Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
grape grape Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
apple apple Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
papaya papaya Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
peach peach Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
strawberry strawberry Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
watermelon watermelon Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
pear pear Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
arabidopsis arabidopsis Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
rice rice Jbrowse Transcription Factor RNA-seq
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