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Table 1 Recent studies on extremophile genomes and transcriptomes

From: Life at the extreme: lessons from the genome

Species Order Methods Stress studied References
Lobularia maritima Brassicales Enriched cDNA library Salt [49]
Thellungiella parvula Brassicales NGS - genome/transcriptome Salt [10]
Thellungiella salsuginea Brassicales EST sequencing; enriched cDNA library Salt, cold [67]
Amaranthus hypochondriacus Caryophyllales NGS- transcriptome Drought [68]
Limonium sinense Caryophyllales EST sequencing; enriched cDNA library Salt [25]
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum Caryophyllales EST sequencing Salt [69, 70]
Salicornia brachiata Caryophyllales EST sequencing; enriched cDNA library Salt [71]
Avicennia marina Lamiales EST sequencing; enriched cDNA library Salt [72]
Rhizophora mangle Malpighiales NGS - transcriptome Salt, heat, low nutrient, flooding [26, 73]
Populus euphratica Malpighiales Microarray; NGS - transcriptome Salt, drought [14, 74, 75]
Populus × canescens Malpighiales Microarray Flooding [76]
Heritiera littoralis Malvales NGS - transcriptome Salt, heat, low nutrient, flooding [26, 73]
Festuca rubra ssp. litoralis Poales Enriched cDNA library Salt [50]
Spartina alterniflora Poales EST sequencing; enriched cDNA library Salt [77]
Craterostigma plantagineum Scrophulariales NGS - transcriptome Desiccation [13]
Solanum commersonii Solanales Microarray Cold [78]
  1. EST, expressed sequence tag; NGS, next-generation sequencing.