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Reproductive biology

Section edited by Jorge Muschietti

This section considers studies in the reproductive biology of plants including meiosis, gamete formation, fertilization and other reproductive processes.

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  1. Sporopollenin is a major component of the pollen exine pattern. In Arabidopsis, acyl-CoA synthetase5 (ACOS5) is involved in sporopollenin precursor biosynthesis. In this study, we identified its orthologue, OsACO...

    Authors: Yueling Li, Dandan Li, Zongli Guo, Qiangsheng Shi, Shuangxi Xiong, Cheng Zhang, Jun Zhu and Zhongnan Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:256

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  2. Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is a globally important oilseed crop with highly-valued oil. Strong hybrid vigor is frequently observed within this crop, which can be exploited by the means of genic male sterility (G...

    Authors: Hongyan Liu, Mingpu Tan, Haijuan Yu, Liang Li, Fang Zhou, Minmin Yang, Ting Zhou and Yingzhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:250

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  3. Pectins are one of the main components of plant cell walls. They are secreted to the wall as highly methylesterified forms that can be de-esterified by pectin methylesterases (PMEs). The degree of methylesteri...

    Authors: María-Teresa Solís, Eduardo Berenguer, María C. Risueño and Pilar S. Testillano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:176

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  4. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of non-coding small RNAs (sRNAs), regulate various biological processes. Although miRNAs have been identified and characterized in several plant species, miRNAs in Asparagus officinali...

    Authors: Jingli Chen, Yi Zheng, Li Qin, Yan Wang, Lifei Chen, Yanjun He, Zhangjun Fei and Gang Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:80

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  5. The ARABIDOPSIS SKP1-LIKE1 (ASK1) protein functions as a subunit of SKP1-CUL1-F-box (SCF) E3 ubiquitin ligases. Previous genetic studies showed that ASK1 plays important roles in Arabidopsis flower development...

    Authors: Dihong Lu, Weimin Ni, Bruce A. Stanley and Hong Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:61

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  6. The transition from vegetative to floral state in shoot apical meristems (SAM) is a key event in plant development and is of crucial importance for reproductive success. In perennial plants, this event is recu...

    Authors: B. Guitton, J. J. Kelner, J. M. Celton, X. Sabau, J. P. Renou, D. Chagné and E. Costes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:55

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  7. Oligogalacturonic acids (OGs) are oligomers of alpha-1,4-linked galacturonosyl residues that are released from cell walls by the hydrolysis of polygalacturonic acids upon fruit ripening and under abiotic/bioti...

    Authors: Yingxuan Ma, Leilei Zhou, Zhichao Wang, Jianting Chen and Guiqin Qu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2016 16:13

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  8. Fragmentation of habitats by roads, railroads, fields, buildings and other human activities can affect population size, pollination success, sexual and asexual reproduction specially in plants showing pollinat...

    Authors: Giuseppe Pellegrino, Francesca Bellusci and Anna Maria Palermo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2015 15:222

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  9. The identity of flower organs is specified by various MIKC MADS-box transcription factors which act in a combinatorial manner. TM8 is a MADS-box gene that was isolated from the floral meristem of a tomato mutant ...

    Authors: Margherita Daminato, Simona Masiero, Francesca Resentini, Alessandro Lovisetto and Giorgio Casadoro

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:319

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  10. Jatropha curcas L. is a potential biofuel plant. Application of exogenous cytokinin (6-benzyladenine, BA) on its inflorescence buds can significantly increase the number of female flowers, thereby improving seed ...

    Authors: Mao-Sheng Chen, Bang-Zhen Pan, Gui-Juan Wang, Jun Ni, Longjian Niu and Zeng-Fu Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:318

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  11. In flowering plants, apomixis (asexual reproduction via seeds) is widely believed to result from failure of key regulators of the sexual female reproductive pathway. In the past few years, both differential di...

    Authors: Lorena A Siena, Juan Pablo A Ortiz, Olivier Leblanc and Silvina Pessino

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:297

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  12. The inferior spikelets are defined to be those at portions where the grains receive less photosynthetic products during the seed development. The typical inferior spikelets are physically located on the proxim...

    Authors: Ting Peng, Hongzheng Sun, Mengmeng Qiao, Yafan Zhao, Yanxiu Du, Jing Zhang, Junzhou Li, Guiliang Tang and Quanzhi Zhao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:196

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  13. In flowering plants a number of genes have been identified which control the transition from a vegetative to generative phase of life cycle. In bryophytes representing basal lineage of land plants, there is li...

    Authors: Izabela Sierocka, Lukasz P Kozlowski, Janusz M Bujnicki, Artur Jarmolowski and Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:168

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  14. The Arabidopsis thaliana LEC2 gene encodes a B3 domain transcription factor, which plays critical roles during both zygotic and somatic embryogenesis. LEC2 exerts significant impacts on determining embryogenic po...

    Authors: Yufan Zhang, Adam Clemens, Siela N Maximova and Mark J Guiltinan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:106

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  15. Spray cut chrysanthemum is a vital flower with high ornamental value and popularity in the world. However, the excessive quantity of pollen dispersal of most spray cut chrysanthemum is an adverse factor during...

    Authors: Xiao-Guang Wang, Hai-Bin Wang, Fa-Di Chen, Jia-Fu Jiang, Wei-Min Fang, Yuan Liao and Nian-Jun Teng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:5

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  16. Plants may adapt to alpine habitats by specialization in the reproductive strategy and functional aspects of their flowers and pollination systems. Alpine habitats reduce the opportunities for cross-pollinatio...

    Authors: Honglian Ai, Wei Zhou, Kun Xu, Hong Wang and Dezhu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:195

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  17. We have identified a kind of parthenocarpy in zucchini squash which is associated with an incomplete andromonoecy, i.e. a partial conversion of female into bisexual flowers. Given that andromonoecy in this and...

    Authors: Cecilia Martínez, Susana Manzano, Zoraida Megías, Dolores Garrido, Belén Picó and Manuel Jamilena

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:139

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  18. It is during embryogenesis that the plant body plan is established and the meristems responsible for all post-embryonic growth are specified. The molecular mechanisms governing conifer embryogenesis are still ...

    Authors: José J de Vega-Bartol, Marta Simões, W Walter Lorenz, Andreia S Rodrigues, Rob Alba, Jeffrey F D Dean and Célia M Miguel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:123

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  19. The establishment of sister chromatid cohesion followed by its controlled release at the metaphase to anaphase transition is necessary for faithful segregation of chromosomes in mitosis and meiosis. Cohesion i...

    Authors: Dipesh K Singh, Sebastien Andreuzza, Aneesh P Panoli and Imran Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:117

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  20. myo-Inositol (Ins) metabolism during early stages of seed development plays an important role in determining the distributional relationships of some seed storage components such as the antinutritional factors, s...

    Authors: Jinzhuo Dong, Wei Yan, Cheryl Bock, Kateryna Nokhrina, Wilf Keller and Fawzy Georges

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:84

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  21. Genetic male sterility (GMS) in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) plays an important role in the utilization of hybrid vigor. However, the molecular mechanism of the GMS is still unclear. While numerous studies have de...

    Authors: Mingming Wei, Hengling Wei, Man Wu, Meizhen Song, Jinfa Zhang, Jiwen Yu, Shuli Fan and Shuxun Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:66

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  22. Arabinogalactan proteins (AGPs) are cell wall proteoglycans that have been shown to be important for pollen development. An Arabidopsis double null mutant for two pollen-specific AGPs (agp6 agp11) showed reduced ...

    Authors: Mário Costa, Margarida Sofia Nobre, Jörg D Becker, Simona Masiero, Maria Isabel Amorim, Luís Gustavo Pereira and Sílvia Coimbra

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:7

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  23. In crosses between the proline-deficient mutant homozygous for p5cs1 and heterozygous for p5cs2 (p5cs1 p5cs2/P5CS2), used as male, and different Arabidopsis mutants, used as females, the p5cs2 mutant allele was r...

    Authors: Roberto Mattioli, Marco Biancucci, Chiara Lonoce, Paolo Costantino and Maurizio Trovato

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:236

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  24. Male reproduction is an essential biological event in the plant life cycle separating the diploid sporophyte and haploid gametophyte generations, which involves expression of approximately 20,000 genes. The co...

    Authors: Xiao Cui, Qiudao Wang, Wenzhe Yin, Huayong Xu, Zoe A Wilson, Chaochun Wei, Shenyuan Pan and Dabing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:215

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  25. The pollen grain contains the male gametophyte that extends a pollen tube that grows through female tissues in order to deliver sperm to the embryo sac for double fertilization. Growing pollen tubes form perio...

    Authors: Peng Qin, Dylan Ting, Andrew Shieh and Sheila McCormick

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:178

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  26. Somatic embryogenesis (SE), by which somatic cells of higher plants can dedifferentiate and reorganize into new plants, is a notable illustration of cell totipotency. However, the precise molecular mechanisms ...

    Authors: Xiyan Yang, Xianlong Zhang, Daojun Yuan, Fangyan Jin, Yunchao Zhang and Jiao Xu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:110

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  27. Many flowering plants produce bicellular pollen. The two cells of the pollen grain are destined for separate fates in the male gametophyte, which provides a unique opportunity to study genetic interactions tha...

    Authors: Said Hafidh, Katarína Breznenová, Petr Růžička, Jana Feciková, Věra Čapková and David Honys

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:24

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  28. In flowering plants, the development of male reproductive organs is controlled precisely to achieve successful fertilization and reproduction. Despite the increasing knowledge of genes that contribute to anthe...

    Authors: Xuan Ma, Baomin Feng and Hong Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:23

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  29. Reproductive biology in citrus is still poorly understood. Although in recent years several efforts have been made to study pollen-pistil interaction and self-incompatibility, little information is available a...

    Authors: Marco Caruso, Paz Merelo, Gaetano Distefano, Stefano La Malfa, Angela Roberta Lo Piero, Francisco R Tadeo, Manuel Talon and Alessandra Gentile

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2012 12:20

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  30. The pistil is a place where multiple interactions between cells of different types, origin, and function occur. Ca2+ is one of the key signal molecules in plants and animals. Despite the numerous studies on Ca2+ ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Zienkiewicz, Juan D Rejón, Cynthia Suárez, Antonio J Castro, Juan de Dios Alché and María Isabel Rodríguez García

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:150

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  31. Parthenocarpy is a desirable trait in Capsicum annuum production because it improves fruit quality and results in a more regular fruit set. Previously, we identified several C. annuum genotypes that already show ...

    Authors: Aparna Tiwari, Adam Vivian-Smith, Roeland E Voorrips, Myckel EJ Habets, Lin B Xue, Remko Offringa and Ep Heuvelink

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:143

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  32. The olive tree is an oil-storing species, with pollen being the second most active site in storage lipid biosynthesis. Caleosins are proteins involved in storage lipid mobilization during seed germination. Des...

    Authors: Krzysztof Zienkiewicz, Agnieszka Zienkiewicz, María Isabel Rodríguez-García and Antonio J Castro

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:122

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  33. Developmental cues to start meiosis occur late in plants. Ameiotic1 (Am1) encodes a plant-specific nuclear protein (AM1) required for meiotic entry and progression through early prophase I. Pollen mother cells (P...

    Authors: Guo-Ling Nan, Arnaud Ronceret, Rachel C Wang, John F Fernandes, W Zacheus Cande and Virginia Walbot

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:120

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  34. Flax, Linum usitatissimum L., is an important crop whose seed oil and stem fiber have multiple industrial applications. Flax seeds are also well-known for their nutritional attributes, viz., omega-3 fatty acids i...

    Authors: Prakash Venglat, Daoquan Xiang, Shuqing Qiu, Sandra L Stone, Chabane Tibiche, Dustin Cram, Michelle Alting-Mees, Jacek Nowak, Sylvie Cloutier, Michael Deyholos, Faouzi Bekkaoui, Andrew Sharpe, Edwin Wang, Gordon Rowland, Gopalan Selvaraj and Raju Datla

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2011 11:74

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