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Biochemistry and physiology

Section edited by Paul Boss (CSIRO, Australia)

This section considers studies in the biochemistry and physiology of plants including research into photosynthesis and related processes.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    In the violaxanthin (V) cycle, V is de-epoxidized to zeaxanthin (Z) when strong light or light combined with other stressors lead to an overexcitation of photosystems. However, plants can also suffer stress in...

    Authors: Beatriz Fernández-Marín, Fátima Míguez, José María Becerril and José Ignacio García-Plazaola

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:181

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    Naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), a synthetic auxin analogue, is widely used as an effective thinner in apple orchards. When applied shortly after fruit set, some fruit abscise leading to improved fruit size and q...

    Authors: Hong Zhu, Chris D Dardick, Eric P Beers, Ann M Callanhan, Rui Xia and Rongcai Yuan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:138

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    Among the various biochemical markers, fatty acids or lipid profiles represent a chemically relatively inert class of compounds that is easy to isolate from biological material. Fatty acid (FA) profiles are co...

    Authors: Imke Lang, Ladislav Hodac, Thomas Friedl and Ivo Feussner

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:124

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    Biochemical models predict that photosynthesis in C3 plants is most frequently limited by the slower of two processes, the maximum capacity of the enzyme Rubisco to carboxylate RuBP (Vc,max), or the regeneration ...

    Authors: David M Rosenthal, Anna M Locke, Mahdi Khozaei, Christine A Raines, Stephen P Long and Donald R Ort

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:123

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    In soils with a low phosphorus (P) supply, sugar beet is known to intake more P than other species such as maize, wheat, or groundnut. We hypothesized that organic compounds exuded by sugar beet roots solubili...

    Authors: Reza Khorassani, Ursula Hettwer, Astrid Ratzinger, Bernd Steingrobe, Petr Karlovsky and Norbert Claassen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:121

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    Glutamine synthetase (GS; EC:, L-glutamate: ammonia ligase ADP-forming) is a key enzyme in ammonium assimilation and metabolism of higher plants. The current work was undertaken to develop a more compr...

    Authors: Vanessa Castro-Rodríguez, Angel García-Gutiérrez, Javier Canales, Concepción Avila, Edward G Kirby and Francisco M Cánovas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:119

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    The ACT domain, named after bacterial aspartate kinase, chorismate mutase and TyrA (prephenate dehydrogenase), is a regulatory domain that serves as an amino acid-binding site in feedback-regulated amino acid ...

    Authors: Tzu-Ying Sung, Tsui-Yun Chung, Chih-Ping Hsu and Ming-Hsiun Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:118

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    Cyclopropane fatty acids (CPA) have been found in certain gymnosperms, Malvales, Litchi and other Sapindales. The presence of their unique strained ring structures confers physical and chemical properties char...

    Authors: Xiao-Hong Yu, Richa Rawat and John Shanklin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:97

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis consists of a mutualistic relationship between soil fungi and roots of most plant species. This association provides the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus with sugars whil...

    Authors: Lidia Campos-Soriano, Jorge Gómez-Ariza, Paola Bonfante and Blanca San Segundo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:90

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Haspin kinases are mitotic kinases that are well-conserved from yeast to human. Human Haspin is a histone H3 Thr3 kinase that has important roles in chromosome cohesion during mitosis. Moreover, phosphorylatio...

    Authors: Daisuke Kurihara, Sachihiro Matsunaga, Tomohiro Omura, Tetsuya Higashiyama and Kiichi Fukui

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:73

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