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  1. Rates of molecular evolution vary widely among species. While significant deviations from molecular clock have been found in many taxa, effects of life histories on molecular evolution are not fully understood...

    Authors: Jia-Xing Yue, Jinpeng Li, Dan Wang, Hitoshi Araki, Dacheng Tian and Sihai Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:242

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  2. The sweet, floral flavor typical of Muscat varieties (Muscats), due to high levels of monoterpenoids (geraniol, linalool and nerol), is highly distinct and has been greatly appreciated both in table grapes and...

    Authors: Francesco Emanuelli, Juri Battilana, Laura Costantini, Loïc Le Cunff, Jean-Michel Boursiquot, Patrice This and Maria S Grando

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:241

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  3. The economic importance of Solanaceae plant species is well documented and tomato has become a model for functional genomics studies. In plants, important processes are regulated by microRNAs (miRNA).

    Authors: Ariel A Bazzini, Ramón Asís, Virginia González, Sebastián Bassi, Mariana Conte, Marcelo Soria, Alisdair R Fernie, Sebastián Asurmendi and Fernando Carrari

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:240

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  4. The overall research objective was to develop single cell plant cultures as a model system to facilitate functional genomics of monocots, in particular wheat and barley. The essential first step towards achiev...

    Authors: Jing Dong, Steve Bowra and Eva Vincze

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:239

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  5. The molecular mechanisms of genome reprogramming during transcriptional responses to stress are associated with specific chromatin modifications. Available data, however, describe histone modifications only at...

    Authors: Karin van Dijk, Yong Ding, Sridhar Malkaram, Jean-Jack M Riethoven, Rong Liu, Jingyi Yang, Peter Laczko, Han Chen, Yuannan Xia, Istvan Ladunga, Zoya Avramova and Michael Fromm

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:238

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  6. Although numerous factors can influence gene expression, promoters are perhaps the most important component of the regulatory control process. Promoter regions are often defined as a region upstream of the tra...

    Authors: Carlos M Hernandez-Garcia, Robert A Bouchard, Paul J Rushton, Michelle L Jones, Xianfeng Chen, Michael P Timko and John J Finer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:237

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  7. Smoke released from burning vegetation functions as an important environmental signal promoting the germination of many plant species following a fire. It not only promotes the germination of species from fire...

    Authors: Vilmos Soós, Endre Sebestyén, Angéla Juhász, Marnie E Light, Ladislav Kohout, Gabriella Szalai, Júlia Tandori, Johannes Van Staden and Ervin Balázs

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:236

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  8. Downy mildew (DM), caused by pathogen Plasmopara viticola (PV) is the single most damaging disease of grapes (Vitis L.) worldwide. However, the mechanisms of the disease development in grapes are poorly understoo...

    Authors: Jiao Wu, Yali Zhang, Huiqin Zhang, Hong Huang, Kevin M Folta and Jiang Lu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:234

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Camelina sativa, an oilseed crop in the Brassicaceae family, has inspired renewed interest due to its potential for biofuels applications. Little is understood of the nature of the C. sativa genome, however. A st...

    Authors: Carolyn Hutcheon, Renata F Ditt, Mark Beilstein, Luca Comai, Jesara Schroeder, Elianna Goldstein, Christine K Shewmaker, Thu Nguyen, Jay De Rocher and Jack Kiser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:233

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  10. Verticillium dahliae is a fungal pathogen that infects a wide range of hosts. The only known genes for resistance to Verticillium in the Solanaceae are found in the tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Ve locus, formed ...

    Authors: Carmen Gayoso, Federico Pomar, Esther Novo-Uzal, Fuencisla Merino and Óskar Martínez de Ilárduya

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:232

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  11. The novel chimeric open reading frame (orf) resulting from the rearrangement of a mitochondrial genome is generally thought to be a causal factor in the occurrence of cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). Both positi...

    Authors: Jinghua Yang, Xunyan Liu, Xiaodong Yang and Mingfang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:231

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  12. Drought is one of the major abiotic stresses affecting plant growth, development and crop productivity. ABA responsive element binding factor (ABF) plays an important role in stress responses via regulating th...

    Authors: Xiao-San Huang, Ji-Hong Liu and Xue-Jun Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:230

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  13. Fruit development, maturation and ripening consists of a complex series of biochemical and physiological changes that in climacteric fruits, including apple and tomato, are coordinated by the gaseous hormone e...

    Authors: Fabrizio Costa, Rob Alba, Henk Schouten, Valeria Soglio, Luca Gianfranceschi, Sara Serra, Stefano Musacchi, Silviero Sansavini, Guglielmo Costa, Zhangjun Fei and James Giovannoni

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:229

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  14. Lipoxygenase (LOXs) is a large family of plant enzymes that catalyse the hydroperoxidation of free polyunsaturated fatty acids into diverse biologically active compounds, collectively named phyto-oxylipins. Al...

    Authors: Shouan Liu and Baoyu Han

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:228

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  15. Plant infestation with parasitic weeds like Cuscuta reflexa induces morphological as well as biochemical changes in the host and the parasite. These modifications could be caused by a change in protein or gene ac...

    Authors: Marc Bleischwitz, Markus Albert, Hans-Lothar Fuchsbauer and Ralf Kaldenhoff

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:227

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  16. Terpenoids are among the most important constituents of grape flavour and wine bouquet, and serve as useful metabolite markers in viticulture and enology. Based on the initial 8-fold sequencing of a nearly hom...

    Authors: Diane M Martin, Sébastien Aubourg, Marina B Schouwey, Laurent Daviet, Michel Schalk, Omid Toub, Steven T Lund and Jörg Bohlmann

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:226

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  17. Increased Al concentration causes reduction of mitotic activity, induction of nucleolar alteration, increase of the production of ROS and alteration of several antioxidant enzyme activities in plant cells. Allium...

    Authors: Rong Qin, Yunqiu Jiao, Shanshan Zhang, Wusheng Jiang and Donghua Liu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:225

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  18. Ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B, 280-315 nm) is a natural component of sunlight, which has numerous regulatory effects on plant physiology. The nature of the response to UV-B is dependent on fluence rate, dose, ...

    Authors: Mariela A Pontin, Patricia N Piccoli, Rita Francisco, Ruben Bottini, Jose M Martinez-Zapater and Diego Lijavetzky

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:224

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  19. Research on citrus fruit ripening has received considerable attention because of the importance of citrus fruits for the human diet. Organic acids are among the main determinants of taste and organoleptic qual...

    Authors: Javier Terol, Guillermo Soler, Manuel Talon and Manuel Cercos

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:222

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  20. The clock-controlled RNA-binding protein AtGRP7 influences circadian oscillations of its own transcript at the post-transcriptional level. To identify additional targets that are regulated by AtGRP7, transcript p...

    Authors: Corinna Streitner, Lars Hennig, Christin Korneli and Dorothee Staiger

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:221

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  21. Expression of exogenous sequences in plants is often suppressed through one of the earliest described RNA silencing pathways, sense post-transcriptional gene silencing (S-PTGS). This type of suppression has ma...

    Authors: Christos Kotakis, Nicholas Vrettos, Dimitrios Kotsis, Mina Tsagris, Kiriakos Kotzabasis and Kriton Kalantidis

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:220

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  22. The phloem of dicotyledonous plants contains specialized P-proteins (phloem proteins) that accumulate during sieve element differentiation and remain parietally associated with the cisternae of the endoplasmic...

    Authors: Boris Rüping, Antonia M Ernst, Stephan B Jekat, Steffen Nordzieke, Anna R Reineke, Boje Müller, Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Dirk Prüfer and Gundula A Noll

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:219

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  23. Oil palm is the world's most productive oil-food crop despite yielding well below its theoretical maximum. This maximum could be approached with the introduction of elite F1 varieties. The development of such eli...

    Authors: Jim M Dunwell, Mike J Wilkinson, Stephen Nelson, Sri Wening, Andrew C Sitorus, Devi Mienanti, Yuzer Alfiko, Adam E Croxford, Caroline S Ford, Brian P Forster and Peter DS Caligari

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:218

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  24. Plants are subjected to continuous stimuli from the environment and have evolved an ability to respond through various growth and development processes. Phototropism and gravitropism responses enable the plant...

    Authors: Raul Herrera, Catherine Krier, Celine Lalanne, ElHadji Maodo Ba, Alexia Stokes, Franck Salin, Thierry Fourcaud, Stéphane Claverol and Christophe Plomion

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:217

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  25. The distribution area of pearl millet in West and Central Africa (WCA) harbours a wide range of climatic and environmental conditions as well as diverse farmer preferences and pearl millet utilization habits w...

    Authors: Benjamin Stich, Bettina IG Haussmann, Raj Pasam, Sankalp Bhosale, C Tom Hash, Albrecht E Melchinger and Heiko K Parzies

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:216

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  26. Iron deficiency anemia is a global problem which often affects women and children of developing countries. Strategy I plants, such as common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) take up iron through a process that involv...

    Authors: Matthew W Blair, Sharon JB Knewtson, Carolina Astudillo, Chee-Ming Li, Andrea C Fernandez and Michael A Grusak

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:215

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  27. Phosphomannomutase (PMM) is an essential enzyme in eukaryotes. However, little is known about PMM gene and function in crop plants. Here, we report molecular evolutionary and biochemical analysis of PMM genes in ...

    Authors: Chunmei Yu, Yiwen Li, Bin Li, Xin Liu, Lifang Hao, Jing Chen, Weiqiang Qian, Shiming Li, Guanfeng Wang, Shiwei Bai, Hua Ye, Huanju Qin, Qianhua Shen, Liangbiao Chen, Aimin Zhang and Daowen Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:214

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  28. The roles of non-coding RNAs in regulating gene expression have been extensively studied in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, however few reports exist as to their roles in organellar gene regulation. Evidence ...

    Authors: Amber M Hotto, Zoe E Huston and David B Stern

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:213

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  29. Isoprenylcysteine methylesterases (ICME) demethylate prenylated protein in eukaryotic cell. Until now, knowledge about their molecular information, localization and expression pattern is largely unavailable in...

    Authors: Ping Lan, Wenfeng Li, Huizhong Wang and Wujun Ma

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:212

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  30. The cultivated olive (Olea europaea L.) is the most agriculturally important species of the Oleaceae family. Although many studies have been performed on plastid polymorphisms to evaluate taxonomy, phylogeny and ...

    Authors: Roberto Mariotti, Nicolò GM Cultrera, Concepcion Muñoz Díez, Luciana Baldoni and Andrea Rubini

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:211

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  31. Because of the increasing quantity and high toxicity to humans of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the environment, several bioremediation mechanisms and protocols have been investigated to restore P...

    Authors: Fuxing Kang, Dongsheng Chen, Yanzheng Gao and Yi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:210

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  32. Plants of the Huperziaceae family, which comprise the two genera Huperzia and Phlegmariurus, produce various types of lycopodium alkaloids that are used to treat a number of human ailments, such as contusions, sw...

    Authors: Hongmei Luo, Ying Li, Chao Sun, Qiong Wu, Jingyuan Song, Yongzhen Sun, André Steinmetz and Shilin Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:209

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  33. Distant hybridization can result genome duplication and allopolyploid formation which may play a significant role in the origin and evolution of many plant species. It is unclear how the two or more divergent ...

    Authors: Xuanli Li, Weiwei Guo, Bing Wang, Xiangsong Li, Honggao Chen, Lihua Wei, Yanjie Wang, Jiangsheng Wu and Hong Long

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:207

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  34. Partial resistance to plant pathogens is extensively used in breeding programs since it could contribute to resistance durability. Partial resistance often builds up during plant development and confers quanti...

    Authors: Emilie Vergne, Xavier Grand, Elsa Ballini, Véronique Chalvon, P Saindrenan, D Tharreau, J-L Nottéghem and J-B Morel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:206

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  35. Members of the aquatic monocot family Lemnaceae (commonly called duckweeds) represent the smallest and fastest growing flowering plants. Their highly reduced morphology and infrequent flowering result in a dearth...

    Authors: Wenqin Wang, Yongrui Wu, Yiheng Yan, Marina Ermakova, Randall Kerstetter and Joachim Messing

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:205

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  36. Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) are grown in more than a hundred tropical and subtropical countries and provide staple food for hundreds of millions of people. They are seed-sterile crops propagated clonally an...

    Authors: Eva Hřibová, Pavel Neumann, Takashi Matsumoto, Nicolas Roux, Jiří Macas and Jaroslav Doležel

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:204

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  37. The detrimental effects of mild winter temperatures on the consistency of cropping of blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) in parts of Europe have led to increasing interest in the genetic control of dormancy release i...

    Authors: Peter E Hedley, Joanne R Russell, Linzi Jorgensen, Sandra Gordon, Jenny A Morris, Christine A Hackett, Linda Cardle and Rex Brennan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:202

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  38. Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) is a critical enzyme catalyzing the β-carboxylation of phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to oxaloacetate, a tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle intermediate. PEPC typically exists as a C...

    Authors: Tomoko Igawa, Masayuki Fujiwara, Ichiro Tanaka, Yoichiro Fukao and Yuki Yanagawa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:200

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  39. Upon appropriate stimulation, plants increase their level of resistance against future pathogen attack. This phenomenon, known as induced resistance, presents an adaptive advantage due to its reduced fitness c...

    Authors: Vicente Ramírez, Sjoerd Van der Ent, Javier García-Andrade, Alberto Coego, Corné MJ Pieterse and Pablo Vera

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:199

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  40. The Arabidopsis SEUSS (SEU) gene encodes a transcriptional adaptor protein that is required for a diverse set of developmental events, including floral organ identity specification, as well as gynoecium, ovule an...

    Authors: Staci Nole-Wilson, Elizabeth E Rueschhoff, Huda Bhatti and Robert G Franks

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:198

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  41. Multiple proteins containing BURP domain have been identified in many different plant species, but not in any other organisms. To date, the molecular function of the BURP domain is still unknown, and no system...

    Authors: Hongliang Xu, Yaxuan Li, Yueming Yan, Ke Wang, Ya Gao and Yingkao Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:197

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  42. Aluminum (Al) toxicity is one of the most important yield-limiting factors of many crops worldwide. The primary symptom of Al toxicity syndrome is the inhibition of root growth leading to poor water and nutrie...

    Authors: Lucia Mattiello, Matias Kirst, Felipe R da Silva, Renato A Jorge and Marcelo Menossi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:196

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  43. The alteration of fatty acid profiles in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] to improve soybean oil quality is an important and evolving theme in soybean research to meet nutritional needs and industrial criteria in...

    Authors: Anh-Tung Pham, Jeong-Dong Lee, J Grover Shannon and Kristin D Bilyeu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:195

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  44. Postharvest losses of citrus fruit due to green mold decay, caused by the fungus Penicillium digitaum, have a considerable economic impact. However, little is known about the molecular processes underlying the re...

    Authors: Luis González-Candelas, Santiago Alamar, Paloma Sánchez-Torres, Lorenzo Zacarías and Jose F Marcos

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:194

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  45. The plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is ubiquitous among land plants where it plays an important role in plant growth and development. In seeds, ABA induces embryogenesis and seed maturation as well as seed d...

    Authors: Xiaoqin Wang, Tingyun Kuang and Yikun He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:192

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