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Development and cell biology

Section edited by Gregory Gambetta

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

    Translationally controlled tumour protein (TCTP), a well known protein of the animal kingdom, was shown to be a Ca2+-binding protein with important functions in many different cellular processes (e.g. protection ...

    Authors: Marion Christine Hoepflinger, Johannes Reitsamer, Anja Maria Geretschlaeger, Norbert Mehlmer and Raimund Tenhaken

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:135

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    Cellulose is an integral component of the plant cell wall and accounts for approximately forty percent of total plant biomass but understanding its mechanism of synthesis remains elusive. CELLULOSE SYNTHASE A ...

    Authors: Pubudu P Handakumbura, Dominick A Matos, Karen S Osmont, Michael J Harrington, Kyuyoung Heo, Kabindra Kafle, Seong H Kim, Tobias I Baskin and Samuel P Hazen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:131

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    In crops, inflorescence complexity and the shape and size of the seed are among the most important characters that influence yield. For example, rice panicles vary considerably in the number and order of branc...

    Authors: Faroq AL-Tam, Helene Adam, António dos Anjos, Mathias Lorieux, Pierre Larmande, Alain Ghesquière, Stefan Jouannic and Hamid Reza Shahbazkia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:122

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    As one of the fastest-growing lignocellulose-abundant plants on Earth, bamboos can reach their final height quickly due to the expansion of individual internodes already present in the buds; however, the molec...

    Authors: Cai-yun He, Kai Cui, Jian-guo Zhang, Ai-guo Duan and Yan-fei Zeng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:119

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Among the many commercial opportunities afforded by somatic embryogenesis (SE), it is the ability to clonally propagate individual plants with rare or elite traits that has some of the most significant implica...

    Authors: Robert G Rutledge, Don Stewart, Sébastien Caron, Cathy Overton, Bryan Boyle, John MacKay and Krystyna Klimaszewska

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:116

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Type II NAD(PH) dehydrogenases are located on the inner mitochondrial membrane of plants, fungi, protists and some primitive animals. However, recent observations have been made which identify several Arabidop...

    Authors: Lin Xu, Simon R Law, Monika W Murcha, James Whelan and Chris Carrie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:100

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Although a number of leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase-encoding genes (LRR-RLKs) have been identified in plants, a functional role has been determined for only a few. Recent studies have demonstrated that ...

    Authors: Jiehua Wang, Melis Kucukoglu, Linbin Zhang, Peng Chen, Daniel Decker, Ove Nilsson, Brian Jones, Göran Sandberg and Bo Zheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:94

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Cytosine DNA methylation (5mC) is an epigenetic modification that is important to genome stability and regulation of gene expression. Perturbations of 5mC have been implicated as a cause of phenotypic variatio...

    Authors: Kelly Vining, Kyle R Pomraning, Larry J Wilhelm, Cathleen Ma, Matteo Pellegrini, Yanming Di, Todd C Mockler, Michael Freitag and Steven H Strauss

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:92

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  9. Content type: Database

    Intracellular configuration is an important feature of cell status. Recent advances in microscopic imaging techniques allow us to easily obtain a large number of microscopic images of intracellular structures....

    Authors: Takumi Higaki, Natsumaro Kutsuna and Seiichiro Hasezawa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:81

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Thaxtomin A (TA) is a phytotoxin produced by plant pathogenic Streptomyces spp. responsible for potato common scab. TA inhibits cellulose biosynthesis in expanding plant tissues and is essential for disease induc...

    Authors: Robert S Tegg, Sergey N Shabala, Tracey A Cuin, Noel W Davies and Calum R Wilson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:76

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Neuroblastoma Amplified Gene (NAG) was identified as a gene co-amplified with the N-myc gene, whose genomic amplification correlates with poor prognosis of neuroblastoma. Later it was found that NAG is localized ...

    Authors: Jae-Yong Lee, Sujon Sarowar, Hee Seung Kim, Hyeran Kim, Inhwan Hwang, Young Jin Kim and Hyun-Sook Pai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:69

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Constitutive expression of Vitis vinifera polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein 1 (Vvpgip1) has been shown to protect tobacco plants against Botrytis cinerea. Evidence points to additional roles for VvPGIP1, beyon...

    Authors: Eric Nguema-Ona, John P Moore, Alexandra D Fagerström, Jonatan U Fangel, William GT Willats, Annatjie Hugo and Melané A Vivier

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:46

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Detachment of plant organs occurs in abscission zones (AZs). During plant growth, the AZ forms, but does not develop further until the cells perceive abscission-promoting signals and initiate detachment. Upon ...

    Authors: Toshitsugu Nakano, Masaki Fujisawa, Yoko Shima and Yasuhiro Ito

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:40

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    The Arabidopsis thaliana genome encodes a homologue of the full-length bacteriophage T7 gp4 protein, which is also homologous to the eukaryotic Twinkle protein. While the phage protein has both DNA primase and DN...

    Authors: Joann Diray-Arce, Bin Liu, John D Cupp, Travis Hunt and Brent L Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:36

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  15. Content type: Methodology article

    Abundance and distribution of the plant hormone auxin play important roles in plant development. Besides other metabolic processes, various auxin carriers control the cellular level of active auxin and, hence,...

    Authors: Elke Barbez, Martina Laňková, Markéta Pařezová, Alexis Maizel, Eva Zažímalová, Jan Petrášek, Jiří Friml and Jürgen Kleine-Vehn

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:20

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  16. Content type: Research article

    During plant tissue morphogenesis cells have to coordinate their behavior to allow the generation of the size, shape and cellular patterns that distinguish an organ. Despite impressive progress the underlying ...

    Authors: Yang Bai, Prasad Vaddepalli, Lynette Fulton, Hemal Bhasin, Martin Hülskamp and Kay Schneitz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:16

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The transitions from juvenile to adult and adult to reproductive phases of growth are important stages in the life cycle of plants. The regulators of these transitions include miRNAs, in particular miR156 and ...

    Authors: Julien Curaba, Mark Talbot, Zhongyi Li and Chris Helliwell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:6

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The coordination of growth within a tissue layer is of critical importance for tissue morphogenesis. For example, cells within the epidermis undergo stereotypic cell divisions that are oriented along the plane...

    Authors: Balaji Enugutti and Kay Schneitz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:2

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Ethylene production and signalling play an important role in somatic embryogenesis, especially for species that are recalcitrant in in vitro culture. The AP2/ERF superfamily has been identified and classified in

    Authors: Piyanuch Piyatrakul, Riza-Arief Putranto, Florence Martin, Maryannick Rio, Florence Dessailly, Julie Leclercq, Jean-François Dufayard, Ludovic Lardet and Pascal Montoro

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:244

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In plants, the multistep phosphorelay signaling pathway mediates responses to environmental factors and plant hormones. This system is composed of three successive partners: hybrid Histidine-aspartate Kinases ...

    Authors: Lucie Bertheau, Françoise Chefdor, Grégory Guirimand, Vincent Courdavault, Christiane Depierreux, Domenico Morabito, Franck Brignolas, François Héricourt and Sabine Carpin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:241

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  21. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs are a class of small, non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression by binding target mRNA, which leads to cleavage or translational inhibition. The NAC proteins, which include NAM, ATAF, and CUC, ar...

    Authors: Jing Li, Guanghui Guo, Weiwei Guo, Ganggang Guo, Dan Tong, Zhongfu Ni, Qixin Sun and Yingyin Yao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:220

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The INNER NO OUTER (INO) gene, which encodes a YABBY-type transcription factor, specifies and promotes the growth of the outer integument of the ovule in Arabidopsis. INO expression is limited to the abaxial cell...

    Authors: Marissa K Simon, Luis A Williams, Kristina Brady-Passerini, Ryan H Brown and Charles S Gasser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:214

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Homeodomain transcription factors play critical roles in metazoan development. BELLRINGER (BLR), one such transcription factor, is involved in diverse developmental processes in Arabidopsis, acting in vascular di...

    Authors: J Peter Etchells, Lucy Moore, Wen Zhi Jiang, Helen Prescott, Richard Capper, Nigel J Saunders, Anuj M Bhatt and Hugh G Dickinson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:212

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Extensive studies have demonstrated that the COBRA gene is critical for biosynthesis of cell wall constituents comprising structural tissues of roots, stalks, leaves and other vegetative organs, however, its role...

    Authors: Ying Cao, Xiaofeng Tang, Jim Giovannoni, Fangming Xiao and Yongsheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:211

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Along the root axis of Arabidopsis thaliana, cells pass through different developmental stages. In the apical meristem repeated cycles of division increase the numbers of cells. Upon leaving the meristem, these c...

    Authors: Marios Nektarios Markakis, Tinne De Cnodder, Michal Lewandowski, Damien Simon, Agnieszka Boron, Daria Balcerowicz, Thanaa Doubbo, Ludivine Taconnat, Jean-Pierre Renou, Herman Höfte, Jean-Pierre Verbelen and Kris Vissenberg

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:208

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The activity of degradative nucleases responsible for genomic DNA digestion has been observed in all kingdoms of life. It is believed that the main function of DNA degradation occurring during plant programmed...

    Authors: Krzysztof Leśniewicz, Elżbieta Poręba, Michalina Smolarkiewicz, Natalia Wolff, Sławoj Stanisławski and Przemysław Wojtaszek

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:195

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The phytohormone ethylene is involved in a wide range of developmental processes and in mediating plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Ethylene signalling acts via a linear transduction pathway lead...

    Authors: Julien Pirrello, BC Narasimha Prasad, Wangshu Zhang, Kunsong Chen, Isabelle Mila, Mohamed Zouine, Alain Latché, Jean Claude Pech, Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Farid Regad and Mondher Bouzayen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:190

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Vegetative buds provide plants in temperate environments the possibility for growth and reproduction when environmental conditions are favorable. In grapevine, crucial developmental events take place within bu...

    Authors: José Díaz-Riquelme, Jérôme Grimplet, José M Martínez-Zapater and María J Carmona

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:181

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Small non-coding RNAs (smRNAs) are known to have major roles in gene regulation in eukaryotes. In plants, knowledge of the biogenesis and mechanisms of action of smRNA classes including microRNAs (miRNAs), sho...

    Authors: Gracia Zabala, Edhilvia Campos, Kranthi K Varala, Sean Bloomfield, Sarah I Jones, Hlaing Win, Jigyasa H Tuteja, Bernarda Calla, Steven J Clough, Matthew Hudson and Lila O Vodkin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:177

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The YABBY (YAB) family of transcription factors participate in a diverse range of processes that include leaf and floral patterning, organ growth, and the control of shoot apical meristem organisation and acti...

    Authors: Oliver Bonaccorso, Joanne E Lee, Libby Puah, Charles P Scutt and John F Golz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:176

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In yeast and mammals, many plasma membrane (PM) proteins destined for degradation are tagged with ubiquitin. These ubiquitinated proteins are internalized into clathrin-coated vesicles and are transported to e...

    Authors: David Scheuring, Fabian Künzl, Corrado Viotti, Melody SanWan Yan, Liwen Jiang, Swen Schellmann, David G Robinson and Peter Pimpl

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:164

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Plant cytosolic ribosomal proteins are encoded by small gene families. Mutants affecting these genes are often viable, but show growth and developmental defects, suggesting incomplete functional redundancy wit...

    Authors: Petra Stirnberg, Jin-Ping Liu, Sally Ward, Sarah L Kendall and Ottoline Leyser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:160

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The analyses of protein synthesis, accumulation and regulation during grain development in wheat are more complex because of its larger genome size compared to model plants such as Arabidopsis and rice. In thi...

    Authors: Guangfang Guo, Dongwen Lv, Xing Yan, Saminathan Subburaj, Pei Ge, Xiaohui Li, Yingkao Hu and Yueming Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:147

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Cell division and cell fate decisions regulate organ formation and function in plant growth and development. It is still unclear how specific meristematic regulatory networks operate with the cell cycle machin...

    Authors: Yajie Liu, Wei Ye, Beibei Li, Xiaojing Zhou, Yuhai Cui, Mark P Running and Kede Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:135

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In dicotyledonous plant, the first asymmetric zygotic division and subsequent several cell divisions are crucial for proembryo pattern formation and later embryo development. Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) ar...

    Authors: Miao Yu and Jie Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:126

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The two highly similar Arabidopsis apyrases AtAPY1 and AtAPY2 were previously shown to be involved in plant growth and development, evidently by regulating extracellular ATP signals. The subcellular localizati...

    Authors: Madlen Schiller, Carolin Massalski, Thomas Kurth and Iris Steinebrunner

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:123

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  37. Content type: Research article

    In the last decade, the moss Physcomitrella patens has emerged as a powerful plant model system, amenable for genetic manipulations not possible in any other plant. This moss is particularly well suited for plant...

    Authors: Fabienne Furt, Kyle Lemoi, Erkan Tüzel and Luis Vidali

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:70

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  38. Content type: Methodology article

    In recent years, imaging based, automated, non-invasive, and non-destructive high-throughput plant phenotyping platforms have become popular tools for plant biology, underpinning the field of plant phenomics. ...

    Authors: Anthony Paproki, Xavier Sirault, Scott Berry, Robert Furbank and Jurgen Fripp

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:63

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Imbibed seeds integrate environmental and endogenous signals to break dormancy and initiate growth under optimal conditions. Seed maturation plays an important role in determining the survival of germinating s...

    Authors: Rex S Chiu, Hardeep Nahal, Nicholas J Provart and Sonia Gazzarrini

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:15

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Auxin is an important phytohormone for fleshy fruit development, having been shown to be involved in the initial signal for fertilisation, fruit size through the control of cell division and cell expansion, an...

    Authors: Fanny Devoghalaere, Thomas Doucen, Baptiste Guitton, Jeannette Keeling, Wendy Payne, Toby John Ling, John James Ross, Ian Charles Hallett, Kularajathevan Gunaseelan, GA Dayatilake, Robert Diak, Ken C Breen, D Stuart Tustin, Evelyne Costes, David Chagné, Robert James Schaffer…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:7

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Narciclasine (NCS) is an Amaryllidaceae alkaloid isolated from Narcissus tazetta bulbs. NCS has inhibitory effects on a broad range of biological activities and thus has various potential practical applications. ...

    Authors: Xiaofan Na, Yanfeng Hu, Kun Yue, Hongxia Lu, Pengfei Jia, Huahua Wang, Xiaomin Wang and Yurong Bi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:184

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  42. Content type: Research article

    With the advent of high throughput genomic tools, it is now possible to undertake detailed molecular studies of individual species outside traditional model organisms. Combined with a good understanding of phy...

    Authors: Annette C Richardson, Helen L Boldingh, Peter A McAtee, Kularajathevan Gunaseelan, Zhiwei Luo, Ross G Atkinson, Karine M David, Jeremy N Burdon and Robert J Schaffer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:182

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Single-repeat R3 MYB transcription factors (single-repeat MYBs) play important roles in controlling trichome patterning in Arabidopsis. It was proposed that single-repeat MYBs negatively regulate trichome formati...

    Authors: Lijun Gan, Kai Xia, Jin-Gui Chen and Shucai Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:176

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  44. Content type: Research article

    NAC domain transcription factors initiate secondary cell wall biosynthesis in Arabidopsis fibres and vessels by activating numerous transcriptional regulators and biosynthetic genes. NAC family member SND2 is an ...

    Authors: Steven G Hussey, Eshchar Mizrachi, Antanas V Spokevicius, Gerd Bossinger, Dave K Berger and Alexander A Myburg

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:173

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The Tic complex (Translocon at the inner envelope membrane of chloroplasts) mediates the translocation of nuclear encoded chloroplast proteins across the inner envelope membrane. Tic110 forms one prominent protei...

    Authors: Erika Kovács-Bogdán, J Philipp Benz, Jürgen Soll and Bettina Bölter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:133

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Trichome patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana is governed by three types of activators, R2R3MYB, bHLH and WD40 proteins, and six R3MYB inhibitors. Among the inhibitors TRIPTYCHON (TRY) seems to fulfill a special fu...

    Authors: Martina Pesch and Martin Hülskamp

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:130

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Stromules are dynamic tubular structures emerging from the surface of plastids that are filled with stroma. Despite considerable progress in understanding the importance of certain cytoskeleton elements and mo...

    Authors: Martin Hartmut Schattat and Ralf Bernd Klösgen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:115

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