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  1. Several members of the R2R3-MYB family of transcription factors act as regulators of lignin and phenylpropanoid metabolism during wood formation in angiosperm and gymnosperm plants. The angiosperm Arabidopsis has...

    Authors: Frank Bedon, Jacqueline Grima-Pettenati and John Mackay
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:17
  2. Raspberry breeding programmes worldwide aim to produce improved cultivars to satisfy market demands and within these programmes there are many targets, including increased fruit quality, yield and season, and ...

    Authors: Daniel J Sargent, Felicidad Fernández-Fernández, Alicja Rys, Victoria H Knight, David W Simpson and Kenneth R Tobutt
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:15
  3. Cynara cardunculus L. is an edible plant of pharmaceutical interest, in particular with respect to the polyphenolic content of its leaves. It includes three taxa: globe artichoke, cultivated cardoon, and wild car...

    Authors: Cinzia Comino, Sergio Lanteri, Ezio Portis, Alberto Acquadro, Annalisa Romani, Alain Hehn, Romain Larbat and Frédéric Bourgaud
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:14
  4. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are regulatory RNA molecules that are specified by their mode of action, the structure of primary transcripts, and their typical size of 20–24 nucleotides. Frequently, not only single miRNAs...

    Authors: Isam Fattash, Björn Voß, Ralf Reski, Wolfgang R Hess and Wolfgang Frank
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:13
  5. Damask roses (Rosa damascena Mill.) are mainly used for essential oil production. Previous studies have indicated that all production material in Bulgaria and Turkey consists of only one genotype. Nine polymorphi...

    Authors: Alireza Babaei, Seyed Reza Tabaei-Aghdaei, Morteza Khosh-Khui, Reza Omidbaigi, Mohammad Reza Naghavi, Gerhard D Esselink and Marinus JM Smulders
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:12
  6. Beta-carotene is the main dietary precursor of vitamin A. Potato tubers contain low levels of carotenoids, composed mainly of the xanthophylls lutein (in the beta-epsilon branch) and violaxanthin (in the beta-...

    Authors: Gianfranco Diretto, Ralf Welsch, Raffaela Tavazza, Fabienne Mourgues, Daniele Pizzichini, Peter Beyer and Giovanni Giuliano
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:11
  7. When plant tissue is passaged through in vitro culture, many regenerated plants appear to be no longer clonal copies of their donor genotype. Among the factors that affect this so-called tissue culture induced va...

    Authors: Piotr T Bednarek, Renata Orłowska, Robert MD Koebner and Janusz Zimny
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:10
  8. The genus Arachis includes Arachis hypogaea (cultivated peanut) and wild species that are used in peanut breeding or as forage. Molecular markers have been employed in several studies of this genus, but microsate...

    Authors: Marcos A Gimenes, Andrea A Hoshino, Andrea VG Barbosa, Dario A Palmieri and Catalina R Lopes
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:9
  9. The gram-negative bacterium Xylella fastidiosa (Xf) is the causal agent of Pierce's disease (PD) in grape as well as diseases of many fruit and ornamental plants. The current molecular breeding efforts have ident...

    Authors: Hong Lin, Harshavardhan Doddapaneni, Yuri Takahashi and M Andrew Walker
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:8
  10. Due to its origin, peanut has a very narrow genetic background. Wild relatives can be a source of genetic variability for cultivated peanut. In this study, the transcriptome of the wild species Arachis stenosperm...

    Authors: Karina Proite, Soraya CM Leal-Bertioli, David J Bertioli, Márcio C Moretzsohn, Felipe R da Silva, Natalia F Martins and Patrícia M Guimarães
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:7
  11. Blueberry is a member of the Ericaceae family, which also includes closely related cranberry and more distantly related rhododendron, azalea, and mountain laurel. Blueberry is a major berry crop in the United Sta...

    Authors: Nadim W Alkharouf, Anik L Dhanaraj, Dhananjay Naik, Chris Overall, Benjamin F Matthews and Lisa J Rowland
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:5
  12. A wide range of stimuli evoke rapid and transient increases in [Ca2+]cyt in plant cells which are transmitted by protein sensors that contain EF-hand motifs. Here, a group of Oryza sativa L. genes encoding calmod...

    Authors: Bongkoj Boonburapong and Teerapong Buaboocha
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:4
  13. The ethylene receptor family of Arabidopsis consists of five members, falling into two subfamilies. Subfamily 1 is composed of ETR1 and ERS1, and subfamily 2 is composed of ETR2, ERS2, and EIN4. Although mutat...

    Authors: Xiang Qu, Brenda P Hall, Zhiyong Gao and G Eric Schaller
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:3
  14. A common feature of plant defense responses is the transcriptional regulation of a large number of genes upon pathogen infection or treatment with pathogen elicitors. A large body of evidence suggests that pla...

    Authors: Zuyu Zheng, Stephen L Mosher, Baofang Fan, Daniel F Klessig and Zhixiang Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:2
  15. The large amount of available sequence information for the plant acyl-ACP thioesterases (TEs) made it possible to use a bioinformatics-guided approach to identify amino acid residues involved in substrate spec...

    Authors: Kimberly M Mayer and John Shanklin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:1
  16. Glycosyl hydrolase family 1 (GH1) β-glucosidases have been implicated in physiologically important processes in plants, such as response to biotic and abiotic stresses, defense against herbivores, activation o...

    Authors: Rodjana Opassiri, Busarakum Pomthong, Tassanee Onkoksoong, Takashi Akiyama, Asim Esen and James R Ketudat Cairns
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:33
  17. Lutein is the most abundant xanthophyll in the photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants. It binds to site L1 of all Lhc proteins, whose occupancy is indispensable for protein folding and quenching chlorophyll...

    Authors: Luca Dall'Osto, Chiara Lico, Jean Alric, Giovanni Giuliano, Michel Havaux and Roberto Bassi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:32
  18. The effective functional analysis of male gametophyte development requires new tools enabling the spatially and temporally controlled expression of both marker genes and modified genes of interest. In particul...

    Authors: David Honys, Sung-Aeong Oh, David Reňák, Maarten Donders, Blanka Šolcová, James Andrew Johnson, Rita Boudová and David Twell
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:31
  19. Proteases play key roles in plants, maintaining strict protein quality control and degrading specific sets of proteins in response to diverse environmental and developmental stimuli. Similarities and differenc...

    Authors: Maribel García-Lorenzo, Andreas Sjödin, Stefan Jansson and Christiane Funk
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:30
  20. Although the biosynthetic pathways for anthocyanins and their regulation have been well studied, the mechanism of anthocyanin accumulation in the cell is still poorly understood. Different models have been pro...

    Authors: Huaibi Zhang, Lei Wang, Simon Deroles, Raymond Bennett and Kevin Davies
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:29
  21. Exploiting genetic diversity requires previous knowledge of the extent and structure of the variation occurring in a species. Such knowledge can in turn be used to build a core-collection, i.e. a subset of acc...

    Authors: Joëlle Ronfort, Thomas Bataillon, Sylvain Santoni, Magalie Delalande, Jacques L David and Jean-Marie Prosperi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:28
  22. Accuracy in quantitative real-time RT-PCR is dependent on high quality RNA, consistent cDNA synthesis, and validated stable reference genes for data normalization. Reference genes used for normalization impact...

    Authors: Karen E Reid, Niclas Olsson, James Schlosser, Fred Peng and Steven T Lund
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:27
  23. Reports of plant molecular responses to pathogenic infections have pinpointed increases in activity of several genes of the phenylpropanoid pathway leading to the synthesis of lignin and flavonoids. The majori...

    Authors: Gracia Zabala, Jijun Zou, Jigyasa Tuteja, Delkin O Gonzalez, Steven J Clough and Lila O Vodkin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:26
  24. Roots are an attractive system for genomic and post-genomic studies of NaCl responses, due to their primary importance to agriculture, and because of their relative structural and biochemical simplicity. Excel...

    Authors: Yuanqing Jiang and Michael K Deyholos
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:25
  25. In the past decade, much work has been done to dissect the molecular basis of the defence signalling pathway in plants known as Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR). Most of the work has been carried out in mode...

    Authors: Jean M Bonasera, Jihyun F Kim and Steven V Beer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:23
  26. The tomato kinase Pto confers resistance to bacterial speck disease caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato in a gene for gene manner. Upon recognition of specific avirulence factors the Pto kinase activates mu...

    Authors: Markus M Herrmann, Sheena Pinto, Jantjeline Kluth, Udo Wienand and René Lorbiecke
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:22
  27. The production of Citrus, the largest fruit crop of international economic value, has recently been imperiled due to the introduction of the bacterial disease Citrus canker. No significant improvements have been ...

    Authors: Michael G Bausher, Nameirakpam D Singh, Seung-Bum Lee, Robert K Jansen and Henry Daniell
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:21
  28. Eucalypts are the most widely planted hardwood trees in the world occupying globally more than 18 million hectares as an important source of carbon neutral renewable energy and raw material for pulp, paper and...

    Authors: Rosana PV Brondani, Emlyn R Williams, Claudio Brondani and Dario Grattapaglia
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:20
  29. The bZIP class Abscisic acid Responsive Element (ABRE)-binding factor, OSBZ8 (38.5 kD) has been considered to regulate ABA-mediated transcription in the suspension cultured cells of japonica rice. Still, nothi...

    Authors: Kakali Mukherjee, Aryadeep Roy Choudhury, Bhaskar Gupta, Sudhiranjan Gupta and Dibyendu N Sengupta
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:18
  30. Plastid genome sequence information is vital to several disciplines in plant biology, including phylogenetics and molecular biology. The past five years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of comp...

    Authors: Michael J Moore, Amit Dhingra, Pamela S Soltis, Regina Shaw, William G Farmerie, Kevin M Folta and Douglas E Soltis
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:17
  31. The endemic Hawaiian mints represent a major island radiation that likely originated from hybridization between two North American polyploid lineages. In contrast with the extensive morphological and ecologica...

    Authors: Charlotte Lindqvist, Anne-Cathrine Scheen, Mi-Jeong Yoo, Paris Grey, David G Oppenheimer, James H Leebens-Mack, Douglas E Soltis, Pamela S Soltis and Victor A Albert
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:16
  32. To coordinate metabolite fluxes and energy availability, plants adjust metabolism and gene expression to environmental changes through employment of interacting signalling pathways.

    Authors: Dennis Wormuth, Margarete Baier, Andrea Kandlbinder, Renate Scheibe, Wolfram Hartung and Karl-Josef Dietz
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:15
  33. Floral scent is one of the important strategies for ensuring fertilization and for determining seed or fruit set. Research on plant scents has hampered mainly by the invisibility of this character, its dynamic...

    Authors: Yu-Yun Hsiao, Wen-Chieh Tsai, Chang-Sheng Kuoh, Tian-Hsiang Huang, Hei-Chia Wang, Tian-Shung Wu, Yann-Lii Leu, Wen-Huei Chen and Hong-Hwa Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:14
  34. Potato is a major staple food, and modification of its provitamin content is a possible means for alleviating nutritional deficiencies. beta-carotene is the main dietary precursor of vitamin A. Potato tubers c...

    Authors: Gianfranco Diretto, Raffaela Tavazza, Ralf Welsch, Daniele Pizzichini, Fabienne Mourgues, Velia Papacchioli, Peter Beyer and Giovanni Giuliano
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:13
  35. The inflorescence of the cut-flower crop Gerbera hybrida (Asteraceae) consists of two principal flower types, ray and disc, which form a tightly packed head, or capitulum. Despite great interest in plant morpholo...

    Authors: Roosa AE Laitinen, Suvi Broholm, Victor A Albert, Teemu H Teeri and Paula Elomaa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:11
  36. The circadian system drives pervasive biological rhythms in plants. Circadian clocks integrate endogenous timing information with environmental signals, in order to match rhythmic outputs to the local day/nigh...

    Authors: Neeraj Salathia, Seth J Davis, James R Lynn, Scott D Michaels, Richard M Amasino and Andrew J Millar
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:10
  37. The moss Physcomitrella patens is an emerging model in comparative plant science. At present, the Physcomitrella genome is sequenced at the Joint Genome Institute (USA). In this study we present our results on th...

    Authors: Mark von Stackelberg, Stefan A Rensing and Ralf Reski
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:9
  38. Gene expression in Petunia inflata petals undergoes major changes following compatible pollination. Severe flower wilting occurs reproducibly within 36 hours, providing an excellent model for investigation of pet...

    Authors: Yan Xu, Hiroyuki Ishida, Daniel Reisen and Maureen R Hanson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:8
  39. Hydrophobic protein from soybean (HPS) is an 8 kD cysteine-rich polypeptide that causes asthma in persons allergic to soybean dust. HPS is synthesized in the pod endocarp and deposited on the seed surface duri...

    Authors: Mark Gijzen, Kuflom Kuflu and Pat Moy
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:6
  40. Salinization causes negative effects on plant productivity and poses an increasingly serious threat to the sustainability of agriculture. Wild soybean (Glycine soja) can survive in highly saline conditions, there...

    Authors: Wei Ji, Yong Li, Jie Li, Cui-hong Dai, Xi Wang, Xi Bai, Hua Cai, Liang Yang and Yan-ming Zhu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:4
  41. The glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3)/SHAGGY-like kinases (GSKs) are non-receptor serine/threonine protein kinases that are involved in a variety of biological processes. In contrast to the two members of the GSK...

    Authors: Mi-Jeong Yoo, Victor A Albert, Pamela S Soltis and Douglas E Soltis
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:3
  42. The Viridiplantae (land plants and green algae) consist of two monophyletic lineages, the Chlorophyta and the Streptophyta. The Streptophyta include all embryophytes and a small but diverse group of freshwater...

    Authors: Andreas Simon, Gernot Glöckner, Marius Felder, Michael Melkonian and Burkhard Becker
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:2
  43. The response regulators represent the elements of bacterial two-component system and have been characterized from dicot plants like Arabidopsis but little information is available on the monocots, including the c...

    Authors: Mukesh Jain, Akhilesh K Tyagi and Jitendra P Khurana
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:1
  44. Parasitic plants in the Orobanchaceae develop invasive root haustoria upon contact with host roots or root factors. The development of haustoria can be visually monitored and is rapid, highly synchronous, and ...

    Authors: Manuel J Torres, Alexey A Tomilov, Natalya Tomilova, Russell L Reagan and John I Yoder
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:24

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