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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. It has become increasingly evident that dietary Se plays a significant role in reducing the incidence of lung, colorectal and prostate cancer in humans. Different forms of Se vary in their chemopreventative ef...

    Authors: Danielle R Ellis, Thomas G Sors, Dennis G Brunk, Carrie Albrecht, Cindy Orser, Brett Lahner, Karl V Wood, Hugh H Harris, Ingrid J Pickering and David E Salt
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2004 4:1
  8. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a major forage crop. The genetic progress is slow in this legume species because of its autotetraploidy and allogamy. The genetic structure of this species makes the construction of g...

    Authors: Bernadette Julier, Sandrine Flajoulot, Philippe Barre, Gaëlle Cardinet, Sylvain Santoni, Thierry Huguet and Christian Huyghe
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2003 3:9
  9. Plant phloem consists of an interdependent cell pair, the sieve element / companion cell complex. Sucrose transporters are localized to enucleate sieve elements (SE), despite being transcribed in companion cel...

    Authors: Sylvie Lalonde, Andreas Weise, Rama Panford Walsh, John M Ward and Wolf B Frommer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2003 3:8
  10. Although plants are the main source of vitamin C in the human diet, we still have a limited understanding of how plants synthesise L-ascorbic acid (AsA) and what regulates its concentration in different plant tis...

    Authors: Robert D Hancock, Diane McRae, Sophie Haupt and Roberto Viola
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2003 3:7
  11. The genetics of spikelet formation, a feature unique to grasses such as rice and maize, is yet to be fully understood, although a number of meristem and organ identity mutants have been isolated and investigat...

    Authors: Qian-Hao Zhu, Mohammad Shamsul Hoque, Elizabeth S Dennis and Narayana M Upadhyaya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2003 3:6
  12. Particle bombardment has been successfully employed for obtaining transgenics in cereals in general and wheat in particular. Most of these procedures employ immature embryos which are not available throughout ...

    Authors: Debasis Patnaik and Paramjit Khurana
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2003 3:5
  13. Genomic research of cultivated peanut has lagged behind other crop species because of the paucity of polymorphic DNA markers found in this crop. It is necessary to identify additional DNA markers for further g...

    Authors: Guohao He, Ronghua Meng, Melanie Newman, Guoqing Gao, Roy N Pittman and CS Prakash
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2003 3:3
  14. Arabidopsis thaliana is now the model organism for genetic and molecular plant studies, but growing conditions may still impair the significance and reproducibility of the experimental strategies developed. Besid...

    Authors: Pierre Tocquin, Laurent Corbesier, Andrée Havelange, Alexandra Pieltain, Emile Kurtem, Georges Bernier and Claire Périlleux
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2003 3:2
  15. Arginine and citrulline serve as nitrogen storage forms, but are also involved in biosynthetic and catabolic pathways. Metabolism of arginine, citrulline and ornithine is distributed between mitochondria and c...

    Authors: Elisabetta Catoni, Marcelo Desimone, Melanie Hilpert, Daniel Wipf, Reinhard Kunze, Anja Schneider, Ulf-Ingo Flügge, Karin Schumacher and Wolf B Frommer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2003 3:1
  16. Agave tequilana Weber var. azul, is the only one variety permitted by federal law in México to be used for tequila production which is the most popular contemporary alcoholic beverage made from agave and recogniz...

    Authors: Domingo Ruvalcaba-Ruiz and Benjamin Rodríguez-Garay
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:10
  17. Local infection with necrotizing pathogens induces whole plant immunity to secondary challenge. Pathogenesis-related genes are induced in parallel with this systemic acquired resistance response and thought to...

    Authors: Chu Zhang and Allan D Shapiro
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:9
  18. Hard red winter wheat (HRWW; Triticum aestivm L.) plants from genotypes selected in the Northern Great Plains of the U.S. have less tissue water after exposure to cool autumn temperatures than plants from the Sou...

    Authors: Donald G Kenefick, James A Koepke and Fedora Sutton
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:8
  19. The moss Physcomitrella patens is an attractive model system for plant biology and functional genome analysis. It shares many biological features with higher plants but has the unique advantage of an efficient ho...

    Authors: Tanja Egener, José Granado, Marie-Christine Guitton, Annette Hohe, Hauke Holtorf, Jan M Lucht, Stefan A Rensing, Katja Schlink, Julia Schulte, Gabriele Schween, Susanne Zimmermann, Elke Duwenig, Bodo Rak and Ralf Reski
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:6
  20. Dehydrins are known as Group II late embryogenesis abundant proteins. Their high hydrophilicity and thermostability suggest that they may be structure stabilizers with detergent and chaperone-like properties. ...

    Authors: Genadii B Borovskii, Irina V Stupnikova, Anna I Antipina, Svetlana V Vladimirova and Victor K Voinikov
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:5
  21. Soluble sugar levels must be closely regulated in germinating seeds to ensure an adequate supply of energy and building materials for the developing seedling. Studies on germinating cereal seeds indicate that ...

    Authors: Jennifer PC To, Wolf-Dieter Reiter and Susan I Gibson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:4
  22. Vacuolar type H+-ATPases play a critical role in the maintenance of vacuolar homeostasis in plant cells. V-ATPases are also involved in plants' defense against environmental stress. This research examined the exp...

    Authors: Scot M Magnotta and Johann Peter Gogarten
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:3
  23. The tropical plant Ficus microcarpa L. f. cv. Golden Leaves (GL) is a high-light sensitive tropical fig tree in which sun-leaves are yellow and shade-leaves are green. We compared the response of photosynthetic a...

    Authors: Shunichi Takahashi, Ayumu Tamashiro, Yasuko Sakihama, Yasusi Yamamoto, Yoshinobu Kawamitsu and Hideo Yamasaki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:2
  24. The legume Medicago truncatula has emerged as a model plant for the molecular and genetic dissection of various plant processes involved in rhizobial, mycorrhizal and pathogenic plant-microbe interactions. Aiming...

    Authors: Philippe Thoquet, Michele Ghérardi, Etienne-Pascal Journet, Attila Kereszt, Jean-Michel Ané, Jean-Marie Prosperi and Thierry Huguet
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2002 2:1
  25. The physico-chemical properties of chlorophylls b and c have been known for decades. Yet the mechanisms by which these secondary chlorophylls support assembly and accumulation of light-harvesting complexes in viv...

    Authors: Laura L Eggink, Hyoungshin Park and J Kenneth Hoober
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2001 1:2
  26. The development of chilling and freezing injury symptoms in plants is known to frequently coincide with peroxidation of free fatty acids. Mitochondria are one of the major sources of reactive oxygen species du...

    Authors: Aleksey V Kolesnichenko, Victoria V Zykova, Olga I Grabelnych, Nina A Koroleva, Tamara P Pobezhimova, Yury M Konstantinov and Victor K Voinikov
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2001 1:1

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