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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. DNA extraction from plant tissues, unlike DNA isolation from mammalian tissues, remains difficult due to the presence of a rigid cell wall around the plant cells. Currently used methods inevitably require a la...

    Authors: Jean-François Manen, Olga Sinitsyna, Lorène Aeschbach, Alexander V Markov and Arkady Sinitsyn
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:23
  28. Callose (β-1,3 glucan) separates developing pollen grains, preventing their underlying walls (exine) from fusing. The pollen tubes that transport sperm to female gametes also contain callose, both in their wal...

    Authors: Shuh-ichi Nishikawa, Gregory M Zinkl, Robert J Swanson, Daisuke Maruyama and Daphne Preuss
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:22
  29. A world first pineapple EST sequencing program has been undertaken to investigate genes expressed during non-climacteric fruit ripening and the nematode-plant interaction during root infection. Very little is ...

    Authors: Richard L Moyle, Mark L Crowe, Jonni Ripi-Koia, David J Fairbairn and José R Botella
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:21
  30. Grapevine can be a periclinal chimera plant which is composed at least of two distinct cell layers (L1, L2). When the cell layers of this plant are separated by passage through somatic embryogenesis, regenerat...

    Authors: Christophe Bertsch, Flore Kieffer, Pascale Maillot, Sibylle Farine, Gisèle Butterlin, Didier Merdinoglu and Bernard Walter
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:20
  31. Oat is an important crop in North America and northern Europe. In Scandinavia, yields are limited by the fact that oat cannot be used as a winter crop. In order to develop such a crop, more knowledge about mec...

    Authors: Marcus Bräutigam, Angelica Lindlöf, Shakhira Zakhrabekova, Gokarna Gharti-Chhetri, Björn Olsson and Olof Olsson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:18
  32. Although specific light attributes, such as color and fluence rate, influence plant growth and development, researchers generally cannot control the fine spectral conditions of artificial plant-growth environm...

    Authors: Kevin M Folta, Lawrence L Koss, Ryan McMorrow, Hyeon-Hye Kim, J Dustin Kenitz, Raymond Wheeler and John C Sager
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:17
  33. Chickpea is a major crop in many drier regions of the world where it is an important protein-rich food and an increasingly valuable traded commodity. The wild annual Cicer species are known to possess unique sour...

    Authors: Hutokshi K Buhariwalla, Jayashree B, K Eshwar and Jonathan H Crouch
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:16
  34. Recent genome sequencing enables mega-base scale comparisons between related genomes. Comparisons between animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria demonstrate extensive synteny tempered by rearrangements. Within t...

    Authors: Joann Mudge, Steven B Cannon, Peter Kalo, Giles ED Oldroyd, Bruce A Roe, Christopher D Town and Nevin D Young
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:15
  35. In Arabidopsis, ETO1 (ETHYLENE-OVERPRODUCER1) is a negative regulator of ethylene evolution by interacting with AtACS5, an isoform of the rate-limiting enzyme, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthases (ACC syn...

    Authors: Hitoshi Yoshida, Masayasu Nagata, Koji Saito, Kevin LC Wang and Joseph R Ecker
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:14
  36. The vegetative plant vacuole occupies >90% of the volume in mature plant cells. Vacuoles play fundamental roles in adjusting cellular homeostasis and allowing cell growth. The composition of the vacuole and th...

    Authors: Daniel Reisen, Francis Marty and Nathalie Leborgne-Castel
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:13
  37. Cultivated strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) represents one of the most valued fruit crops in the United States. Despite its economic importance, the octoploid genome presents a formidable barrier to efficient stu...

    Authors: Kevin M Folta, Margaret Staton, Philip J Stewart, Sook Jung, Dawn H Bies, Christopher Jesdurai and Dorrie Main
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:12
  38. The lycophytes are an ancient lineage of vascular plants that diverged from the seed plant lineage about 400 Myr ago. Although the lycophytes occupy an important phylogenetic position for understanding the evo...

    Authors: Wenming Wang, Milos Tanurdzic, Meizhong Luo, Nicholas Sisneros, Hye Ran Kim, Jing-Ke Weng, Dave Kudrna, Christopher Mueller, K Arumuganathan, John Carlson, Clint Chapple, Claude de Pamphilis, Dina Mandoli, Jeff Tomkins, Rod A Wing and Jo Ann Banks
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:10
  39. Gal4 enhancer trap systems driving expression of LacZ and GFP reporters have been characterized and widely used in Drosophila. However, a Gal4 enhancer trap system in Arabidopsis has not been described in the ...

    Authors: Cawas B Engineer, Karen C Fitzsimmons, Jon J Schmuke, Stan B Dotson and Robert G Kranz
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:9

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