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  1. This study analyzes metabolomic data from a rice tillering (branching) developmental profile to define a set of biomarker metabolites that reliably captures the metabolite variance of this plant developmental ...

    Authors: Lee Tarpley, Anthony L Duran, Tesfamichael H Kebrom and Lloyd W Sumner
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:8
  2. Nuclear genes determine the vast range of phenotypes that are responsible for the adaptive abilities of organisms in nature. Nevertheless, the evolutionary processes that generate the structures and functions ...

    Authors: Tatsuya Fukuda, Jun Yokoyama, Toru Nakamura, In-Ja Song, Takuro Ito, Toshinori Ochiai, Akira Kanno, Toshiaki Kameya and Masayuki Maki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:6
  3. The Floral Genome Project was initiated to bridge the genomic gap between the most broadly studied plant model systems. Arabidopsis and rice, although now completely sequenced and under intensive comparative geno...

    Authors: Victor A Albert, Douglas E Soltis, John E Carlson, William G Farmerie, P Kerr Wall, Daniel C Ilut, Teri M Solow, Lukas A Mueller, Lena L Landherr, Yi Hu, Matyas Buzgo, Sangtae Kim, Mi-Jeong Yoo, Michael W Frohlich, Rafael Perl-Treves, Scott E Schlarbaum…
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:5
  4. Developing monocots that accumulate more vegetative tissue protein is one strategy for improving nitrogen-sequestration and nutritive value of forage and silage crops. In soybeans (a dicotyledonous legume), the v...

    Authors: Magali F Grando, Rex L Smith, Cristina Moreira, Brian T Scully and Robert G Shatters Jr
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:3
  5. TOR, the target of the antibiotic rapamycin in both yeast and mammalian cells, is a potent cell growth regulator in all eukaryotes. It acts through the phosphorylation of downstream effectors that are recruited t...

    Authors: Garrett H Anderson and Maureen R Hanson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:2
  6. Even though the catecholamines (dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine) have been detected in plants their role is poorly documented. Correlations between norepinephrine, soluble sugars and starch concentrat...

    Authors: Aleksandra Skirycz, Anna Świędrych and Jan Szopa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:1
  7. The stimulatory effect of CO2 on ethylene evolution in plants is known, but the extent to which ethylene controls photosynthesis is not clear. Studies on the effects of ethylene on CO2 metabolism have shown confl...

    Authors: NA Khan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:21
  8. All living organisms emit spontaneous low-level bioluminescence, which can be increased in response to stress. Methods for imaging this ultra-weak luminescence have previously been limited by the sensitivity o...

    Authors: Michel Flor-Henry, Tulene C McCabe, Guy L de Bruxelles and Michael R Roberts
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:19
  9. Isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP), a common biosynthetic precursor to the labdane diterpene forskolin, has been biosynthesised via a non-mevalonate pathway. Geranylgeranyl diphosphate (GGPP) synthase is an importa...

    Authors: Surang Engprasert, Futoshi Taura, Makoto Kawamukai and Yukihiro Shoyama
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:18
  10. A wide range of cellular responses occur when plants are exposed to elevated temperature, including adjustments in the unsaturation level of membrane fatty acids. Although membrane bound desaturase enzymes med...

    Authors: Deane L Falcone, Joseph P Ogas and Chris R Somerville
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:17
  11. Following on from recent advances in plant AsA biosynthesis there is increasing interest in elucidating the factors contributing to the L-ascorbic acid (AsA) content of edible crops. One main objective is to esta...

    Authors: Luigi Tedone, Robert D Hancock, Salvatore Alberino, Sophie Haupt and Roberto Viola
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:16
  12. Infection of plants by necrotizing pathogens can lead to the rapid and localized induction of a complex set of defense responses resulting in a restriction of pathogen growth and spread. Subsequently, an incre...

    Authors: Catherine Bovie, Marc Ongena, Philippe Thonart and Jacques Dommes
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:15
  13. Various species of genus Trigonella are important from medical and culinary aspect. Among these, Trigonella foenum-graecum is commonly grown as a vegetable. This anti-diabetic herb can lower blood glucose and cho...

    Authors: Rakhee S Dangi, Meena D Lagu, Lal B Choudhary, Prabhakar K Ranjekar and Vidya S Gupta
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:13
  14. Going from a gene sequence to its function in the context of a whole organism requires a strategy for targeting mutations, referred to as reverse genetics. Reverse genetics is highly desirable in the modern ge...

    Authors: Bradley J Till, Steven H Reynolds, Clifford Weil, Nathan Springer, Chris Burtner, Kim Young, Elisabeth Bowers, Christine A Codomo, Linda C Enns, Anthony R Odden, Elizabeth A Greene, Luca Comai and Steven Henikoff
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:12
  15. The genus Arachis is native to a region that includes Central Brazil and neighboring countries. Little is known about the genetic variability of the Brazilian cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea, genome AABB) ger...

    Authors: Marcio de Carvalho Moretzsohn, Mark S Hopkins, Sharon E Mitchell, Stephen Kresovich, Jose Francisco Montenegro Valls and Marcio Elias Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:11
  16. Most genes in Arabidopsis thaliana are members of gene families. How do the members of gene families arise, and how are gene family copy numbers maintained? Some gene families may evolve primarily through tandem ...

    Authors: Steven B Cannon, Arvind Mitra, Andrew Baumgarten, Nevin D Young and Georgiana May
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:10
  17. Despite the great advances in genomic technology observed in several crop species, the availability of molecular tools such as microsatellite markers has been limited in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and cucurbit speci...

    Authors: Patricia Silva Ritschel, Tulio Cesar de Lima Lins, Rodrigo Lourenço Tristan, Gláucia Salles Cortopassi Buso, José Amauri Buso and Márcio Elias Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:9
  18. The plant respiratory chain contains several energy-dissipating enzymes, these being type II NAD(P)H dehydrogenases and the alternative oxidase, not present in mammals. The physiological functions of type II N...

    Authors: Daniela A Geisler, Fredrik I Johansson, Å Staffan Svensson and Allan G Rasmusson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:8
  19. Ceratopteris richardii is a useful experimental system for studying gametophyte development and sexual reproduction in plants. However, few tools for cloning mutant genes or disrupting gene function exist for thi...

    Authors: George Rutherford, Milos Tanurdzic, Mitsuyasu Hasebe and Jo Ann Banks
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:6
  20. Assembly of stable light-harvesting complexes (LHCs) in the chloroplast of green algae and plants requires synthesis of chlorophyll (Chl) b, a reaction that involves oxygenation of the 7-methyl group of Chl a to ...

    Authors: Laura L Eggink, Russell LoBrutto, Daniel C Brune, Judy Brusslan, Akihiro Yamasato, Ayumi Tanaka and J Kenneth Hoober
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:5
  21. Cadmium (Cd) concentrations in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var durum) grain grown in North American prairie soils often exceed proposed international trade standards. To understand the physiological process...

    Authors: Neil S Harris and Gregory J Taylor
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:4
  22. Acetabularia acetabulum is a giant unicellular green alga whose size and complex life cycle make it an attractive model for understanding morphogenesis and subcellular compartmentalization. The life cycle of this...

    Authors: Isabelle M Henry, Mark D Wilkinson, J Marcela Hernandez, Zsuzsanna Schwarz-Sommer, Erich Grotewold and Dina F Mandoli
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:3

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