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  1. Soybean lipoxygenases (Lxs) play important roles in plant resistance and in conferring the distinct bean flavor. Lxs comprise a multi-gene family that includes GmLx1, GmLx2 and GmLx3, and many of these genes have...

    Authors: Jin Hee Shin, Kyujung Van, Dong Hyun Kim, Kyung Do Kim, Young Eun Jang, Beom-Soon Choi, Moon Young Kim and Suk-Ha Lee
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:133
  2. Exposure of Medicago truncatula cell suspension cultures to pathogen or wound signals leads to accumulation of various classes of flavonoid and/or triterpene defense molecules, orchestrated via a complex signalli...

    Authors: Marina A Naoumkina, XianZhi He and Richard A Dixon
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:132
  3. The elucidation of gene expression patterns leads to a better understanding of biological processes. Real-time quantitative RT-PCR has become the standard method for in-depth studies of gene expression. A biol...

    Authors: Marino Expósito-Rodríguez, Andrés A Borges, Andrés Borges-Pérez and José A Pérez
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:131
  4. The natural phenotypic variability present in the germplasm of cultivated plants can be linked to molecular polymorphisms using association genetics. However it is necessary to consider the genetic structure o...

    Authors: Nicolas Ranc, Stéphane Muños, Sylvain Santoni and Mathilde Causse
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:130
  5. Verticillium longisporum is one of the most important pathogens of Brassicaceae that remains strictly in the xylem during most stages of its development. It has been suggested that disease symptoms are associated...

    Authors: Saskia Floerl, Christine Druebert, Andrzej Majcherczyk, Petr Karlovsky, Ursula Kües and Andrea Polle
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:129
  6. Efforts to sequence the genomes of different organisms continue to increase. The DNA sequence is usually decoded for one individual and its application is for the whole species. The recent sequencing of the hi...

    Authors: Silvia Vezzulli, Diego Micheletti, Summaira Riaz, Massimo Pindo, Roberto Viola, Patrice This, M Andrew Walker, Michela Troggio and Riccardo Velasco
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:128
  7. Individual fingerprinting based on molecular markers has become a popular tool for studies of population genetics and analysis of genetic diversity in germplasm collections, including the solution of synonymy/...

    Authors: Guido Cipriani, Maria Teresa Marrazzo, Gabriele Di Gaspero, Antonella Pfeiffer, Michele Morgante and Raffaele Testolin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:127
  8. Mineral nutrients are one of the most basic components of plant tissue culture media. Nitrogen in the form of NH4+ and NO3- is the dominant mineral nutrient in most plant tissue culture formulations, with effects...

    Authors: Randall P Niedz and Terence J Evens
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:126
  9. Drought is a major social and economic problem resulting in huge yield reduction in the field. Today's challenge is to develop plants with reduced water requirements and stable yields in fluctuating environmen...

    Authors: Oumaya Bouchabke-Coussa, Marie-Luce Quashie, Jose Seoane-Redondo, Marie-Noelle Fortabat, Carine Gery, Agnes Yu, Daphné Linderme, Jacques Trouverie, Fabienne Granier, Evelyne Téoulé and Mylène Durand-Tardif
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:125
  10. The molecular organization of very few genetically defined CACTA transposon systems have been characterized thoroughly as those of Spm/En in maize, Tam1 of Antirrhinum majus Candystripe1 (Cs1) from Sorghum bicolo...

    Authors: Gracia Zabala and Lila Vodkin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:124
  11. The plant miRNAs represent an important class of endogenous small RNAs that guide cleavage of an mRNA target or repress its translation to control development and adaptation to stresses. MiRNAs are nuclear-enc...

    Authors: Séverine Lacombe, Hiroshi Nagasaki, Carole Santi, David Duval, Benoît Piégu, Martine Bangratz, Jean-Christophe Breitler, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Christophe Brugidou, Judith Hirsch, Xiaofeng Cao, Claire Brice, Olivier Panaud, Wojciech M Karlowski, Yutaka Sato and Manuel Echeverria
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:123
  12. With a cultivation area of 1.75 Mio ha and sugar yield of 16.7 Mio tons in 2006, sugar beet is a crop of great economic importance in Europe. The productivity of sugar beet is determined significantly by seed ...

    Authors: Elena Pestsova, Juliane Meinhard, Andreas Menze, Uwe Fischer, Andrea Windhövel and Peter Westhoff
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:122
  13. Histone acetyltransferases (HATs) play critical roles in the regulation of chromatin structure and gene expression. Arabidopsis genome contains 12 HAT genes, but the biological functions of many of them are st...

    Authors: David Latrasse, Moussa Benhamed, Yves Henry, Séverine Domenichini, Wanhui Kim, Dao-Xiu Zhou and Marianne Delarue
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:121
  14. Starch accumulation and degradation in chloroplasts is accomplished by a suite of over 30 enzymes. Recent work has emphasized the importance of multi-protein complexes amongst the metabolic enzymes, and the ac...

    Authors: Elke M Lohmeier-Vogel, David Kerk, Mhairi Nimick, Susan Wrobel, Lori Vickerman, Douglas G Muench and Greg BG Moorhead
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:120
  15. Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] is a staple food and fodder crop of marginal agricultural lands of sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent. It is also a summer forage crop in the southern USA...

    Authors: S Senthilvel, B Jayashree, V Mahalakshmi, P Sathish Kumar, S Nakka, T Nepolean and CT Hash
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:119
  16. The Oryza sativa L. indica subspecies is the most widely cultivated rice. During the last few years, we have collected over 20,000 putative full-length cDNAs and over 40,000 ESTs isolated from various cDNA librar...

    Authors: Tingting Lu, Xuehui Huang, Chuanrang Zhu, Tao Huang, Qiang Zhao, Kabing Xie, Lizhong Xiong, Qifa Zhang and Bin Han
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:118
  17. Tuberization in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) represents a morphogenetic transition of stolon growth to tuber formation, which is under complex environmental and endogenous regulation. In the present work, we stu...

    Authors: Lukas Fischer, Helena Lipavska, Jean-Francois Hausman and Zdenek Opatrny
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:117
  18. Mal d 1 is a major apple allergen causing food allergic symptoms of the oral allergy syndrome (OAS) in birch-pollen sensitised patients. The Mal d 1 gene family is known to have at least 7 intron-containing and 1...

    Authors: Zhongshan Gao, Eric W van de Weg, Catarina I Matos, Paul Arens, Suzanne THP Bolhaar, Andre C Knulst, Yinghui Li, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber and Luud JWJ Gilissen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:116
  19. Thellungiella halophila (also known as Thellungiella salsuginea) is a model halophyte with a small plant size, short life cycle, and small genome. It easily undergoes genetic transformation by the floral dipping ...

    Authors: Teruaki Taji, Tetsuya Sakurai, Keiichi Mochida, Atsushi Ishiwata, Atsushi Kurotani, Yasushi Totoki, Atsushi Toyoda, Yoshiyuki Sakaki, Motoaki Seki, Hirokazu Ono, Yoichi Sakata, Shigeo Tanaka and Kazuo Shinozaki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:115
  20. The mature embryo of rice (Oryza sativa, L.) is a synchronized and integrated tissue mass laying the foundation at molecular level for its growth, development, and differentiation toward a developing and ultimate...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Ge, Weihua Chen, Shuhui Song, Weiwei Wang, Songnian Hu and Jun Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:114
  21. Previous studies showed the ability of Pseudomonas putida strain BTP1 to promote induced systemic resistance (ISR) in different host plants. Since ISR is long-lasting and not conducive for development of resistan...

    Authors: Adam Akram, Marc Ongena, Francéline Duby, Jacques Dommes and Philippe Thonart
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:113
  22. The wild grass species Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium hereafter) is emerging as a new model system for grass crop genomics research and biofuel grass biology. A draft nuclear genome sequence is expected to...

    Authors: Shin-Young Hong, Pil Joon Seo, Moon-Sik Yang, Fengning Xiang and Chung-Mo Park
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:112
  23. CBF/DREB duplicate genes are widely distributed in higher plants and encode transcriptional factors, or CBFs, which bind a DNA regulatory element and impart responsiveness to low temperatures and dehydration.

    Authors: Yen-Heng Lin, Shih-Ying Hwang, Po-Yen Hsu, Yu-Chung Chiang, Chun-Lin Huang, Chun-Neng Wang and Tsan-Piao Lin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:111
  24. The Medicago truncatula (M. truncatula) line 2HA has a 500-fold greater capacity to regenerate plants in culture by somatic embryogenesis than its wild type progenitor Jemalong. To understand the molecular basis ...

    Authors: Nijat Imin, Nicolas Goffard, Mahira Nizamidin and Barry G Rolfe
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:110
  25. Sealed Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures evolve significant amounts of hydrogen gas under conditions of sulfur depletion. However, the eukaryotic green alga goes through drastic metabolic changes during this nut...

    Authors: Thilo Rühle, Anja Hemschemeier, Anastasios Melis and Thomas Happe
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:107
  26. Plant genetic resources (PGR) are the basic raw materials for future genetic progress and an insurance against unforeseen threats to agricultural production. An extensive characterization of PGR provides an op...

    Authors: Hari D Upadhyaya, Sangam L Dwivedi, Michael Baum, Rajeev K Varshney, Sripada M Udupa, Cholenahalli LL Gowda, David Hoisington and Sube Singh
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:106
  27. Plants from temperate regions are able to withstand freezing temperatures due to a process known as cold acclimation, which is a prior exposure to low, but non-freezing temperatures. During acclimation, a larg...

    Authors: Heather I McKhann, Carine Gery, Aurélie Bérard, Sylvie Lévêque, Ellen Zuther, Dirk K Hincha, S De Mita, Dominique Brunel and Evelyne Téoulé
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:105
  28. The levels of soluble sugars, such as glucose and sucrose, help regulate many plant metabolic, physiological and developmental processes. Genetic screens are helping identify some of the loci involved in plant...

    Authors: Yadong Huang, Chun Yao Li, Kelly D Biddle and Susan I Gibson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:104
  29. Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is ranked as the fifth most important grain crop and serves as a major food staple and fodder resource for much of the world, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. The re...

    Authors: Zhanguo Xin, Ming Li Wang, Noelle A Barkley, Gloria Burow, Cleve Franks, Gary Pederson and John Burke
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:103
  30. Rice (Oryza sativa) productivity is adversely impacted by numerous biotic and abiotic factors. An approximate 52% of the global production of rice is lost annually owing to the damage caused by biotic factors, of...

    Authors: Bharathi Yarasi, Vijayakumar Sadumpati, China Pasalu Immanni, Dasavantha Reddy Vudem and Venkateswara Rao Khareedu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:102
  31. There is no dedicated database available for Expressed Sequence Tags (EST) of the chili pepper (Capsicum annuum), although the interest in a chili pepper EST database is increasing internationally due to the nutr...

    Authors: Hyun-Jin Kim, Kwang-Hyun Baek, Seung-Won Lee, JungEun Kim, Bong-Woo Lee, Hye-Sun Cho, Woo Taek Kim, Doil Choi and Cheol-Goo Hur
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:101
  32. Aromatic rice is popular worldwide because of its characteristic fragrance. Genetic studies and physical fine mapping reveal that a candidate gene (fgr/OsBADH2) homologous to betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase is res...

    Authors: Xiangli Niu, Wei Tang, Weizao Huang, Guangjun Ren, Qilin Wang, Di Luo, Yingyong Xiao, Shimei Yang, Feng Wang, Bao-Rong Lu, Fangyuan Gao, Tiegang Lu and Yongsheng Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:100
  33. Despite the mounting research on Arabidopsis transcriptome and the powerful tools to explore biology of this model plant, the organization of expression of Arabidopsis genome is only partially understood. Here...

    Authors: Wieslawa I Mentzen and Eve Syrkin Wurtele
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:99
  34. Starch is of great importance to humans as a food and biomaterial, and the amount and structure of starch made in plants is determined in part by starch synthase (SS) activity. Five SS isoforms, SSI, II, III, ...

    Authors: Marina Leterrier, Lynn D Holappa, Karen E Broglie and Diane M Beckles
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:98
  35. Hordeum chilense, a native South American diploid wild barley, is a potential source of useful genes for cereal breeding. The use of this wild species to increase genetic variation in cereals will be greatly faci...

    Authors: Almudena Castillo, Hikmet Budak, Rajeev K Varshney, Gabriel Dorado, Andreas Graner and Pilar Hernandez
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:97
  36. The biochemical mechanisms that determine the molecular architecture of amylopectin are central in plant biology because they allow long-term storage of reduced carbon. Amylopectin structure imparts the abilit...

    Authors: Xiaoli Zhang, Nicolas Szydlowski, David Delvallé, Christophe D'Hulst, Martha G James and Alan M Myers
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:96
  37. Rye (Secale cereale L.) belongs to tribe Triticeae and is an important temperate cereal. It is one of the parents of man-made species Triticale and has been used as a source of agronomically important genes for w...

    Authors: Jan Bartoš, Etienne Paux, Robert Kofler, Miroslava Havránková, David Kopecký, Pavla Suchánková, Jan Šafář, Hana Šimková, Christopher D Town, Tamas Lelley, Catherine Feuillet and Jaroslav Doležel
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:95
  38. Cell elongation in plants requires addition and re-arrangements of cell wall components. Even if some protein families have been shown to play roles in these events, a global picture of proteins present in cel...

    Authors: Muhammad Irshad, Hervé Canut, Gisèle Borderies, Rafael Pont-Lezica and Elisabeth Jamet
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:94
  39. The involvement of small RNAs in cotton fiber development is under explored. The objective of this work was to directly clone, annotate, and analyze small RNAs of developing ovules to reveal the candidate smal...

    Authors: Ibrokhim Y Abdurakhmonov, Eric J Devor, Zabardast T Buriev, Lingyan Huang, Abdusalom Makamov, Shukhrat E Shermatov, Tohir Bozorov, Fakhriddin N Kushanov, Gafurjon T Mavlonov and Abdusattor Abdukarimov
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:93
  40. Pathogenesis-related proteins belonging to group 10 (PR10) are elevated in response to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. Previously, we have shown a drastic salinity-induced increase in the levels of ABR1...

    Authors: Sowmya S Krishnaswamy, Sanjeeva Srivastava, Mohsen Mohammadi, Muhammad H Rahman, Michael K Deyholos and Nat NV Kav
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:91
  41. Aluminum (Al) toxicity is an important factor limiting crop production on acid soils. However, little is known about the mechanisms by which legumes respond to and resist Al stress. To explore the mechanisms o...

    Authors: Divya Chandran, Natasha Sharopova, Kathryn A VandenBosch, David F Garvin and Deborah A Samac
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:89
  42. The patterns of expression of homoeologous genes in hexaploid bread wheat have been intensively studied in recent years, but the interaction between structural genes and their homoeologous regulatory genes rem...

    Authors: Elena K Khlestkina, Marion S Röder and Elena A Salina
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:88
  43. Arsenic is toxic to plants and a common environmental pollutant. There is a strong chemical similarity between arsenate [As (V)] and phosphate (Pi). Whole genome oligonucleotide microarrays were employed to in...

    Authors: Jason M Abercrombie, Matthew D Halfhill, Priya Ranjan, Murali R Rao, Arnold M Saxton, Joshua S Yuan and C Neal Stewart Jr
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:87
  44. Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate is the rate-limiting enzyme in photosynthesis. The catalytic large subunit of the green-algal enzyme from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is ~90% identical to the flowering-plant sequences, al...

    Authors: Sriram Satagopan and Robert J Spreitzer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:85
  45. Many plant β-galactosidases (Bgals) have been well characterized and their deduced biological functions mainly involve degradation of structural pectins, xyloglucans or arabinogalactoproteins in plant cell wal...

    Authors: Waraporn Tanthanuch, Mallika Chantarangsee, Janjira Maneesan and James Ketudat-Cairns
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:84

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