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Development and cell biology

Section edited by Kay Schneitz

This section considers studies in the development and developmental processes of plants and all aspects of the biology of plant cells.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    DNA replication and transcription are dynamic processes regulating plant development that are dependent on the chromatin accessibility. Proteins belonging to the Agenet/Tudor domain family are known as histone...

    Authors: Juliana Nogueira Brasil, Luiz Mors Cabral, Nubia B. Eloy, Luiza M. F. Primo, Ito Liberato Barroso-Neto, Letícia P. Perdigão Grangeiro, Nathalie Gonzalez, Dirk Inzé, Paulo C. G. Ferreira and Adriana S. Hemerly

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:270

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    3D high-resolution X-ray imaging methods have emerged over the last years for visualising the anatomy of tissue samples without substantial sample preparation. Quantitative analysis of cells and intercellular ...

    Authors: Els Herremans, Pieter Verboven, Bert E. Verlinden, Dennis Cantre, Metadel Abera, Martine Wevers and Bart M. Nicolaï

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:264

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  3. Content type: Research article

    We reported previously that root elongation in Arabidopsis is promoted by exogenous proline, raising the possibility that this amino acid may modulate root growth.

    Authors: Marco Biancucci, Roberto Mattioli, Laila Moubayidin, Sabrina Sabatini, Paolo Costantino and Maurizio Trovato

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:263

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  4. Content type: Research article

    NAC transcription factors comprise a large plant-specific gene family involved in the regulation of diverse biological processes. Despite the growing number of studies on NAC transcription factors in various s...

    Authors: Ma Belén Pascual, Francisco M. Cánovas and Concepción Ávila

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:254

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3/SHAGGY-like kinases (GSKs) are multifunctional non-receptor ser/thr kinases. Plant GSKs are involved in hormonal signaling networks and are required for growth, development, light as...

    Authors: Thomas Bittner, Sabine Nadler, Eija Schulze and Christiane Fischer-Iglesias

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:247

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Flower development is central to angiosperm reproduction and is regulated by a broad range of endogenous and exogenous stimuli. It has been well documented that ambient temperature plays a key role in controll...

    Authors: Nan Ma, Wen Chen, Tiangang Fan, Yaran Tian, Shuai Zhang, Daxing Zeng and Yonghong Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:237

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  7. Content type: Research article

    SUMOylation is an important post-translational modification of eukaryotic proteins that involves the reversible conjugation of a small ubiquitin-related modifier (SUMO) polypeptide to its specific protein subs...

    Authors: Feng Liu, Xiao Wang, Mengying Su, Mengyuan Yu, Shengchun Zhang, Jianbin Lai, Chengwei Yang and Yaqin Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:225

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Peroxisomes house critical metabolic reactions. For example, fatty acid β-oxidation enzymes, which are essential during early seedling development, are peroxisomal. Peroxins (PEX proteins) are needed to bring ...

    Authors: Yun-Ting Kao and Bonnie Bartel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:224

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Plant cell walls are dynamic structures involved in all aspects of plant growth, environmental interactions and defense responses, and are the most abundant renewable source of carbon-containing polymers on th...

    Authors: Mathilde Seguela-Arnaud, Caroline Smith, Marcos Castellanos Uribe, Sean May, Harry Fischl, Neil McKenzie and Michael W. Bevan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:215

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  10. Content type: Methodology

    Cell culture methods allow the detailed observations of individual plant cells and their internal processes. Whereas cultured cells are more amenable to microscopy, they have had limited use when studying the ...

    Authors: CJ Luo, Raymond Wightman, Elliot Meyerowitz and Stoyan K. Smoukov

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:211

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  11. Content type: research article

    Perception and transduction of temperature changes result in altered growth enabling plants to adapt to increased ambient temperature. While PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTOR4 (PIF4) has been identified as a majo...

    Authors: Anja Raschke, Carla Ibañez, Kristian Karsten Ullrich, Muhammad Usman Anwer, Sebastian Becker, Annemarie Glöckner, Jana Trenner, Kathrin Denk, Bernhard Saal, Xiaodong Sun, Min Ni, Seth Jon Davis, Carolin Delker and Marcel Quint

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:197

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The R2R3-MYB genes regulate pigmentation and morphogenesis of flowers, including flower and cell shape, and therefore have importance in the development of new varieties of orchids. However, new variety developme...

    Authors: Su-Ee Lau, Trude Schwarzacher, Rofina Yasmin Othman and Jennifer Ann Harikrishna

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:194

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Carbon accumulation and remobilization are essential mechanisms in plants to ensure energy transfer between plant tissues with different functions or metabolic needs and to support new generations. Knowledge a...

    Authors: Åsa Grimberg, Anders S. Carlsson, Salla Marttila, Rishikesh Bhalerao and Per Hofvander

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:192

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea. L) is one of the most important oil crops in the world. After flowering, the peanut plant forms aboveground pegs (gynophores) that penetrate the soil, giving rise to undergrou...

    Authors: Chuanzhi Zhao, Shuzhen Zhao, Lei Hou, Han Xia, Jiangshan Wang, Changsheng Li, Aiqin Li, Tingting Li, Xinyou Zhang and Xingjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:188

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Generally, double-flowered varieties are more attractive than single-flowered varieties in ornamental plants. Japanese gentian is one of the most popular floricultural plants in Japan, and it is desirable to b...

    Authors: Takashi Nakatsuka, Misa Saito, Eri Yamada, Kohei Fujita, Noriko Yamagishi, Nobuyuki Yoshikawa and Masahiro Nishihara

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:182

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In dicot Arabidopsis thaliana embryos two cotyledons develop largely autonomously from the shoot apical meristem (SAM). Recessive mutations in the Arabidopsis receptor-like kinase RPK1 lead to monocotyledonous se...

    Authors: Birgit S. Fiesselmann, Miriam Luichtl, Xiaomeng Yang, Michaela Matthes, Ottilie Peis and Ramon A. Torres-Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:171

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Exocytosis is integral to root growth: trafficking components of systems that control growth (e.g., PIN auxin transport proteins) to the plasma membrane, and secreting materials that expand the cell wall to th...

    Authors: Rex A Cole, Samantha A McInally and John E Fowler

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:386

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Adventitious rooting is an organogenic process by which roots are induced from differentiated cells other than those specified to develop roots. In forest tree species, age and maturation are barriers to adven...

    Authors: Dolores Abarca, Alberto Pizarro, Inmaculada Hernández, Conchi Sánchez, Silvia P Solana, Alicia del Amo, Elena Carneros and Carmen Díaz-Sala

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:354

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Programmed cell death (PCD) is an important process for the development and maintenance of multicellular eukaryotes. In animals, there are three morphologically distinct cell death types: apoptosis, autophagic...

    Authors: Adrian N Dauphinee, Trevor S Warner and Arunika HLAN Gunawardena

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:389

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Recently we showed that de novo expression of a turtle riboflavin-binding protein (RfBP) in transgenic Arabidopsis increased H2O2 concentrations inside leaf cells, enhanced the expression of floral regulatory gen...

    Authors: Liang Li, Li Hu, Li-Ping Han, Hongtao Ji, Yueyue Zhu, Xiaobing Wang, Jun Ge, Manyu Xu, Dan Shen and Hansong Dong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:381

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Male sterility is a common phenomenon in flowering plant species, and it has been successfully developed in several crops by taking advantage of heterosis. Using space mutation breeding of upland cotton, a nov...

    Authors: Ji Liu, Chaoyou Pang, Hengling Wei, Meizhen Song, Yanyan Meng, Shuli Fan and Shuxun Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:390

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Grapevine berry, a nonclimacteric fruit, has three developmental stages; the last one is when berry color and sugar increase. Flavors derived from terpenoid and fatty acid metabolism develop at the very end of...

    Authors: Grant R Cramer, Ryan Ghan, Karen A Schlauch, Richard L Tillett, Hildegarde Heymann, Alberto Ferrarini, Massimo Delledonne, Sara Zenoni, Marianna Fasoli and Mario Pezzotti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:370

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The formation and development of bulblets are crucial to the Lilium genus since these processes are closely related to carbohydrate metabolism, especially to starch and sucrose metabolism. However, little is know...

    Authors: XueYan Li, ChunXia Wang, JinYun Cheng, Jing Zhang, Jaime A Teixeira da Silva, XiaoYu Liu, Xin Duan, TianLai Li and HongMei Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:358

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The RAD21 cohesin plays, besides its well-recognised role in chromatid cohesion, a role in DNA double strand break (dsb) repair. In Arabidopsis there are three RAD21 paralog genes (AtRAD21.1, AtRAD21.2 and AtRAD2...

    Authors: José A da Costa-Nunes, Cláudio Capitão, Jaroslav Kozak, Pedro Costa-Nunes, Gloria M Ducasa, Olga Pontes and Karel J Angelis

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:353

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In plants, the growth of an aerial organ to its characteristic size relies on the coordination of cell proliferation and expansion. These two different processes occur successively during organ development, wi...

    Authors: Zhixiang Qin, Xiao Zhang, Xiaoran Zhang, Guanping Feng and Yuxin Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:349

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Fruit maturation and ripening are genetically regulated processes that involve a complex interplay of plant hormones, growth regulators and multiple biological and environmental factors. Tomato (Solanum lycopersi...

    Authors: Nana Ma, Hailong Feng, Xia Meng, Dong Li, Dongyue Yang, Changai Wu and Qingwei Meng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:351

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  27. Content type: Research article

    DUF642 proteins constitute a highly conserved family of proteins that are associated with the cell wall and are specific to spermatophytes. Transcriptome studies have suggested that members of this family are ...

    Authors: Esther Zúñiga-Sánchez, Diana Soriano, Eleazar Martínez-Barajas, Alma Orozco-Segovia and Alicia Gamboa-deBuen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:338

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Coccinia grandis is a dioecious species of Cucurbitaceae having heteromorphic sex chromosomes. The chromosome constitution of male and female plants is 22 + XY and 22 + XX respectively. Y chromosome of male sex i...

    Authors: Amita G Ghadge, Kanika Karmakar, Ravi S Devani, Jayeeta Banerjee, Boominathan Mohanasundaram, Rabindra K Sinha, Sangram Sinha and Anjan K Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:325

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The members of the patatin-related phospholipase subfamily III (pPLAIIIs) have been implicated in the auxin response. However, it is not clear whether and how these genes affect plant and cell morphogenesis. H...

    Authors: Yanni Dong, Maoyin Li, Peng Zhang, Xuemin Wang, Chuchuan Fan and Yongming Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:332

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Carrots (Daucus carota L.) are among the 10 most economically important vegetable crops grown worldwide. Purple carrot cultivars accumulate rich cyanidin-based anthocyanins in a light-independent manner in their ...

    Authors: Zhi-Sheng Xu, Ying Huang, Feng Wang, Xiong Song, Guang-Long Wang and Ai-Sheng Xiong

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:262

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Masson pine (Pinus massoniana) is one of the most important timber species with adaptable, fast growing, versatile advantages in southern China. Despite considerable research efforts, the cellular and molecular m...

    Authors: Huanhuan Zhang, Ze Jiang, Rong Qin, Huaning Zhang, Jinhua Zou, Wusheng Jiang and Donghua Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:264

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Small Rab GTPases are important regulators of vesicular trafficking in plants. AtRabA1d, a member of the RabA1 subfamily of small GTPases, was previously found in the vesicle-rich apical dome of growing root h...

    Authors: Tobias Berson, Daniel von Wangenheim, Tomáš Takáč, Olga Šamajová, Amparo Rosero, Miroslav Ovečka, George Komis, Ernst HK Stelzer and Jozef Šamaj

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:252

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  33. Content type: Research article

    A molecular-level understanding of the loss of CURVY1 (CVY1) gene expression (which encodes a member of the receptor-like protein kinase family) was investigated to gain insights into the mechanisms controlling c...

    Authors: Emma W Gachomo, Lyla Jno Baptiste, Timnit Kefela, William M Saidel and Simeon O Kotchoni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:221

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In Quercus suber, cork oak, a Mediterranean forest tree of economic and social interest, rapid production of isogenic lines and clonal propagation of elite genotypes have been achieved by developing in vitro embr...

    Authors: Héctor Rodríguez-Sanz, José-Antonio Manzanera, María-Teresa Solís, Aránzazu Gómez-Garay, Beatriz Pintos, María C Risueño and Pilar S Testillano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:224

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Current views on the control of cell development are anchored on the notion that phenotypes are defined by networks of transcriptional activity. The large amounts of information brought about by transcriptomic...

    Authors: Jörg D Becker, Seiji Takeda, Filipe Borges, Liam Dolan and José A Feijó

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:197

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The transcription factor DOF AFFECTING GERMINATION1 (DAG1) is a repressor of seed germination acting downstream of the master repressor PHYTOCROME INTERACTING FACTOR3-LIKE 5 (PIL5). Among others, PIL5 induces ...

    Authors: Alessandra Boccaccini, Silvia Santopolo, Davide Capauto, Riccardo Lorrai, Emanuele Minutello, Katia Belcram, Jean-Cristophe Palauqui, Paolo Costantino and Paola Vittorioso

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:200

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Grapevine berries undergo complex biochemical changes during fruit maturation, many of which are dependent upon the variety and its environment. In order to elucidate the varietal dependent developmental regul...

    Authors: Asfaw Degu, Uri Hochberg, Noga Sikron, Luca Venturini, Genny Buson, Ryan Ghan, Inbar Plaschkes, Albert Batushansky, Vered Chalifa-Caspi, Fulvio Mattivi, Massimo Delledonne, Mario Pezzotti, Shimon Rachmilevitch, Grant R Cramer and Aaron Fait

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:188

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The sepals, petals and stamens of Arabidopsis flowers detach via abscission zones formed at their boundaries with the underlying receptacle. The ASYMMETRIC LEAVES1 (AS1) MYB transcription factor plays a critical ...

    Authors: Catherine M Gubert, Megan E Christy, Denise L Ward, William D Groner and Sarah J Liljegren

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:195

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The bamboo Bambusa edulis has a long juvenile phase in situ, but can be induced to flower during in vitro tissue culture, providing a readily available source of material for studies on reproductive biology and f...

    Authors: Ming-Che Shih, Ming-Lun Chou, Jin-Jun Yue, Cheng-Tran Hsu, Wan-Jung Chang, Swee-Suak Ko, De-Chih Liao, Yao-Ting Huang, Jeremy JW Chen, Jin-Ling Yuan, Xiao-Ping Gu and Choun-Sea Lin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:179

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Medicago truncatula 2HA seed line is highly embryogenic while the parental line Jemalong rarely produces embryos. The 2HA line was developed from one of the rare Jemalong regenerates and this method for obtai...

    Authors: Sergey Kurdyukov, Ulrike Mathesius, Kim E Nolan, Michael B Sheahan, Nicolas Goffard, Bernard J Carroll and Ray J Rose

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:174

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  41. Content type: Research article

    In saffron (Crocus sativus), new corms develop at the base of every shoot developed from the maternal corm, a globular underground storage stem. Since the degree of bud sprouts influences the number and size of n...

    Authors: Angela Rubio-Moraga, Oussama Ahrazem, Rosa M Pérez-Clemente, Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas, Koichi Yoneyama, Juan Antonio López-Ráez, Rosa Victoria Molina and Lourdes Gómez-Gómez

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:171

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Drought is a major constraint that leads to extensive losses to agricultural yield worldwide. The potential yield is largely determined during inflorescence development. However, to date, most investigations o...

    Authors: Xuan Ma, Noor Liyana Sukiran, Hong Ma and Zhao Su

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:164

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  43. Content type: Research article

    TCP proteins are plant-specific transcription factors, which are known to have a wide range of functions in different plant species such as in leaf development, flower symmetry, shoot branching, and senescence...

    Authors: Violeta Parapunova, Marco Busscher, Jacqueline Busscher-Lange, Michiel Lammers, Rumyana Karlova, Arnaud G Bovy, Gerco C Angenent and Ruud A de Maagd

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:157

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Agrobacterium tumefaciens-based transient assays have become a common tool for answering questions related to protein localization and gene expression in a cellular context. The use of these assays assumes that t...

    Authors: Jessica L Erickson, Jörg Ziegler, David Guevara, Steffen Abel, Ralf B Klösgen, Jaideep Mathur, Steven J Rothstein and Martin H Schattat

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:127

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The versatile Vacuole Membrane Protein 1 (VMP1) has been previously investigated in six species. It has been shown to be essential in macroautophagy, where it takes part in autophagy initiation. In addition, V...

    Authors: Hezi Tenenboim, Julia Smirnova, Lothar Willmitzer, Martin Steup and Yariv Brotman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:121

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  46. Content type: Research article

    A large number of post-transcriptional modifications of transfer RNAs (tRNAs) have been described in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. They are known to influence their stability, turnover, and chemical/physical pro...

    Authors: Matthias Philipp, Florian John and Christoph Ringli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:109

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Uncovering the complex transcriptional regulatory networks (TRNs) that underlie plant and animal development remains a challenge. However, a vast amount of data from public microarray experiments is available,...

    Authors: Ricardo A Chávez Montes, Gerardo Coello, Karla L González-Aguilera, Nayelli Marsch-Martínez, Stefan de Folter and Elena R Alvarez-Buylla

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:97

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Although several chloroplast RNA splicing and ribosome maturation (CRM) domain-containing proteins have been characterized for intron splicing and rRNA processing during chloroplast gene expression, the functi...

    Authors: Kwanuk Lee, Hwa Jung Lee, Dong Hyun Kim, Young Jeon, Hyun-Sook Pai and Hunseung Kang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:98

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Plants are sessile organisms that deal with their -sometimes adverse- environment in well-regulated ways. Chromatin remodeling involving SWI/SNF2-type ATPases is thought to be an important epigenetic mechanism...

    Authors: Adam Folta, Edouard I Severing, Julian Krauskopf, Henri van de Geest, Jan Verver, Jan-Peter Nap and Ludmila Mlynarova

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:76

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