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  1. DnaJ proteins participate in many metabolic pathways through dynamic interactions with various components of these processes. The role of three small chloroplast-targeted DnaJ proteins, AtJ8 (At1 g80920), AtJ1...

    Authors: Kun-Ming Chen, Maija Holmström, Wuttinun Raksajit, Marjaana Suorsa, Mirva Piippo and Eva-Mari Aro

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:43

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  2. Very little is known about the effects of manganese (Mn)-excess on citrus photosynthesis and antioxidant systems. Seedlings of sour pummelo (Citrus grandis) were irrigated for 17 weeks with nutrient solution cont...

    Authors: Qing Li, Li-Song Chen, Huan-Xin Jiang, Ning Tang, Lin-Tong Yang, Zheng-He Lin, Yan Li and Gang-Hua Yang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:42

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  3. The nutritional and economic value of many crops is effectively a function of seed protein and oil content. Insight into the genetic and molecular control mechanisms involved in the deposition of these constit...

    Authors: Yung-Tsi Bolon, Bindu Joseph, Steven B Cannon, Michelle A Graham, Brian W Diers, Andrew D Farmer, Gregory D May, Gary J Muehlbauer, James E Specht, Zheng Jin Tu, Nathan Weeks, Wayne W Xu, Randy C Shoemaker and Carroll P Vance

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:41

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  4. The application of hybrid rice technology has significantly increased global rice production during the last three decades. Approximately 90% of the commercially cultivated rice hybrids have been derived throu...

    Authors: Srirupa Das, Supriya Sen, Anirban Chakraborty, Papia Chakraborti, Mrinal K Maiti, Asitava Basu, Debabrata Basu and Soumitra K Sen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:39

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  5. The Botrytis cinerea xylanase Xyn11A has been previously shown to be required for full virulence of this organism despite its poor contribution to the secreted xylanase activity and the low xylan content of B. ci...

    Authors: Judith Noda, Nélida Brito and Celedonio González

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:38

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  6. Exploring the genetic mechanisms underlying speciation is a hot topic in modern genetics and evolutionary studies. Distortion of marker transmission ratio is frequently ascribed to selection against alleles th...

    Authors: Shuxian Li, Ying Chen, Handong Gao and Tongming Yin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:37

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  7. Recent studies have shown that reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) are involved in the signalling processes taking place during the interactions pollen-pistil in several plants. The olive tree (Ol...

    Authors: Adoración Zafra, María Isabel Rodríguez-García and Juan de Dios Alché

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:36

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  8. Land plant genomes contain multiple members of a eukaryote-specific gene family encoding proteins with pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) motifs. Some PPR proteins were shown to participate in post-transcriptional...

    Authors: José R Hernandez Mora, Eric Rivals, Hakim Mireau and Françoise Budar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:35

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  9. Although the effect of salicylic acid (SA) on photosynthesis of plants including grapevines has been investigated, very little is yet known about the effects of SA on carbon assimilation and several components...

    Authors: Li-Jun Wang, Ling Fan, Wayne Loescher, Wei Duan, Guo-Jie Liu, Jian-Shan Cheng, Hai-Bo Luo and Shao-Hua Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:34

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  10. LePRK1 and LePRK2 are two pollen receptor kinases localized to the plasma membrane, where they are present in a high molecular weight complex (LePRK complex). LePRK2 is phosphorylated in mature and germinated ...

    Authors: Diego L Wengier, María A Mazzella, Tamara M Salem, Sheila McCormick and Jorge P Muschietti

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:33

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  11. Plant biologists have long speculated about the mechanisms that guide pollen tubes to ovules. Although there is now evidence that ovules emit a diffusible attractant, little is known about how this attractant ...

    Authors: Shannon F Stewman, Matthew Jones-Rhoades, Prabhakar Bhimalapuram, Martin Tchernookov, Daphne Preuss and Aaron R Dinner

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:32

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  12. Recessively inherited natural and induced mutations in the barley Mlo gene confer durable broad-spectrum resistance against the powdery mildew pathogen, Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei. Mlo codes for a member of a...

    Authors: Anja Reinstädler, Judith Müller, Jerzy H Czembor, Pietro Piffanelli and Ralph Panstruga

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:31

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  13. Arabidopsis thaliana transthyretin-like (TTL) protein is a potential substrate in the brassinosteroid signalling cascade, having a role that moderates plant growth. Moreover, sequence homology revealed two sequen...

    Authors: João Pessoa, Zsuzsa Sárkány, Frederico Ferreira-da-Silva, Sónia Martins, Maria R Almeida, Jianming Li and Ana M Damas

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:30

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  14. The function of the cortical microtubules, composed of αβ-tubulin heterodimers, is linked to their organizational state which is subject to spatial and temporal modulation by environmental cues. The role of tu...

    Authors: Yaroslav Blume, Alla Yemets, Yarina Sheremet, Alexey Nyporko, Vadym Sulimenko, Tetyana Sulimenko and Pavel Dráber

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:29

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  15. Traditional agroecosystems are known to host both large crop species diversity and high within crop genetic diversity. In a context of global change, this diversity may be needed to feed the world. Are these a...

    Authors: Hafid Achtak, Mohammed Ater, Ahmed Oukabli, Sylvain Santoni, Finn Kjellberg and Bouchaib Khadari

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:28

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  16. OMT (O-methyltransferase) genes are involved in lignin biosynthesis, which relates to stover cell wall digestibility. Reduced lignin content is an important determinant of both forage quality and ethanol conve...

    Authors: Everton A Brenner, Imad Zein, Yongsheng Chen, Jeppe R Andersen, Gerhard Wenzel, Milena Ouzunova, Joachim Eder, Birte Darnhofer, Uschi Frei, Yves Barrière and Thomas Lübberstedt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:27

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  17. Iron is an important micronutrient for all living organisms. Almost 25% of the world population is affected by iron deficiency, a leading cause of anemia. In plants, iron deficiency leads to chlorosis and redu...

    Authors: Cristina Cvitanich, Wojciech J Przybyłowicz, Dorian F Urbanski, Anna M Jurkiewicz, Jolanta Mesjasz-Przybyłowicz, Matthew W Blair, Carolina Astudillo, Erik Ø Jensen and Jens Stougaard

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:26

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  18. In many tree species the perception of short days (SD) can trigger growth cessation, dormancy entrance, and the establishment of a chilling requirement for bud break. The molecular mechanisms connecting photop...

    Authors: Sergio Jiménez, Zhigang Li, Gregory L Reighard and Douglas G Bielenberg

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:25

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  19. Chickpea (C. arietinum L.) ranks third in food legume crop production in the world. However, drought poses a serious threat to chickpea production, and development of drought-resistant varieties is a necessity. U...

    Authors: Deepti Jain and Debasis Chattopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:24

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  20. Cattail (Typha domingensis) has been spreading in phosphorus (P) enriched areas of the oligotrophic Florida Everglades at the expense of sawgrass (Cladium mariscus spp. jamaicense). Abundant evidence in the liter...

    Authors: Hans Brix, Bent Lorenzen, Irving A Mendelssohn, Karen L McKee and ShiLi Miao

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:23

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  21. In the studies incorporating worldwide sampling of A. thaliana populations, the samples from East Asia, especially from China, were very scattered; and the studies focused on global patterns of cpDNA genetic vari...

    Authors: Ping Yin, Juqing Kang, Fei He, Li-Jia Qu and Hongya Gu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:22

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  22. Understanding the regulation of the flavonoid pathway is important for maximising the nutritional value of crop plants and possibly enhancing their resistance towards pathogens. The flavonoid 3'5'-hydroxylase ...

    Authors: Kristine M Olsen, Alain Hehn, Hélène Jugdé, Rune Slimestad, Romain Larbat, Frédéric Bourgaud and Cathrine Lillo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:21

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  23. GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid) is a non protein amino acid that has been reported to accumulate in a number of plant species when subjected to high salinity and many other environmental constraints. However, no ex...

    Authors: Hugues Renault, Valérie Roussel, Abdelhak El Amrani, Matthieu Arzel, David Renault, Alain Bouchereau and Carole Deleu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:20

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  24. Japanese knotweed, Reynoutria japonica, is known for its high growth rate, even on adverse substrates, and for containing organic substances that are beneficial to human health. Its hybrid, Reynoutria × bohemica,...

    Authors: Marcela Kovářová, Kristýna Bartůňková, Tomáš Frantík, Helena Koblihová, Kateřina Prchalová and Miroslav Vosátka

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:19

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  25. CBL1 is a calcium sensor that regulates drought, cold and salt signals in Arabidopsis. Overexpression of CBL1 gene in Arabidopsis and in Ammopiptanthus mongolicus showed different tolerant activities. We are inte...

    Authors: Lili Guo, Yanhua Yu, Xinli Xia and Weilun Yin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:18

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  26. The construction of genetic linkage maps for cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) has and continues to be an important research goal to facilitate quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis and gene tagging for u...

    Authors: Yanbin Hong, Xiaoping Chen, Xuanqiang Liang, Haiyan Liu, Guiyuan Zhou, Shaoxiong Li, Shijie Wen, C Corley Holbrook and Baozhu Guo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:17

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  27. The transcriptional regulatory network involved in low temperature response leading to acclimation has been established in Arabidopsis. In japonica rice, which can only withstand transient exposure to milder cold...

    Authors: Kil-Young Yun, Myoung Ryoul Park, Bijayalaxmi Mohanty, Venura Herath, Fuyu Xu, Ramil Mauleon, Edward Wijaya, Vladimir B Bajic, Richard Bruskiewich and Benildo G de los Reyes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:16

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  28. The genus Arachis, originated in South America, is divided into nine taxonomical sections comprising of 80 species. Most of the Arachis species are diploids (2n = 2x = 20) and the tetraploid species (2n = 2x = 40...

    Authors: Ravi Koppolu, Hari D Upadhyaya, Sangam L Dwivedi, David A Hoisington and Rajeev K Varshney

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:15

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  29. Transcription factors play the crucial rule of regulating gene expression and influence almost all biological processes. Systematically identifying and annotating transcription factors can greatly aid further ...

    Authors: Zheng Wang, Marc Libault, Trupti Joshi, Babu Valliyodan, Henry T Nguyen, Dong Xu, Gary Stacey and Jianlin Cheng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:14

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  30. Castor bean (Ricinus communis) is an agricultural crop and garden ornamental that is widely cultivated and has been introduced worldwide. Understanding population structure and the distribution of castor bean cul...

    Authors: Jeffrey T Foster, Gerard J Allan, Agnes P Chan, Pablo D Rabinowicz, Jacques Ravel, Paul J Jackson and Paul Keim

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:13

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  31. Reduced lignin content leads to higher cell wall digestibility and, therefore, better forage quality and increased conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into ethanol. However, reduced lignin content might lead...

    Authors: Yongsheng Chen, Imad Zein, Everton Alen Brenner, Jeppe Reitan Andersen, Mathias Landbeck, Milena Ouzunova and Thomas Lübberstedt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:12

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  32. Although rapid changes in copy number and gene order are common within plant mitochondrial genomes, associated patterns of gene transcription are underinvestigated. Previous studies have shown that the gynodio...

    Authors: Hosam O Elansary, Karel Müller, Matthew S Olson and Helena Štorchová

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:11

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  33. The ability to control the timing of flowering is a key strategy for planning production in ornamental species such as azalea, however it requires a thorough understanding of floral transition. Floral transiti...

    Authors: Mónica Meijón, Isabel Feito, Luis Valledor, Roberto Rodríguez and María Jesús Cañal

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:10

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  34. Stripe rust of wheat, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), is one of the most important diseases of wheat worldwide. Due to special features of hexaploid wheat with large and complex genome and di...

    Authors: Xiaojie Wang, Wei Liu, Xianming Chen, Chunlei Tang, Yanling Dong, Jinbiao Ma, Xueling Huang, Guorong Wei, Qingmei Han, Lili Huang and Zhensheng Kang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:9

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  35. Repetitive DNA is a major fraction of eukaryotic genomes and occurs particularly often in plants. Currently, the sequencing of the sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) genome is under way and knowledge of repetitive DNA se...

    Authors: Falk Zakrzewski, Torsten Wenke, Daniela Holtgräwe, Bernd Weisshaar and Thomas Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:8

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  36. The gamma gliadins are a complex group of proteins that together with other gluten proteins determine the functional properties of wheat flour. The proteins have unusually high levels of glutamine and proline ...

    Authors: Susan B Altenbach, William H Vensel and Frances M DuPont

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:7

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  37. Developing new population types based on interspecific introgressions has been suggested by several authors to facilitate the discovery of novel allelic sources for traits of agronomic importance. Chromosome s...

    Authors: Andrés Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Silvio James Carabalí, Olga Ximena Giraldo, César Pompilio Martínez, Fernando Correa, Gustavo Prado, Joe Tohme and Mathias Lorieux

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:6

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  38. Association mapping is receiving considerable attention in plant genetics for its potential to fine map quantitative trait loci (QTL), validate candidate genes, and identify alleles of interest. In the present...

    Authors: Grit Haseneyer, Silke Stracke, Hans-Peter Piepho, Sascha Sauer, Hartwig H Geiger and Andreas Graner

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:5

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  39. Identification of genes with invariant levels of gene expression is a prerequisite for validating transcriptomic changes accompanying development. Ideally expression of these genes should be independent of the...

    Authors: Izaskun Mallona, Sandra Lischewski, Julia Weiss, Bettina Hause and Marcos Egea-Cortines

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:4

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  40. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a new class of small, endogenous RNAs that play a regulatory role in the cell by negatively affecting gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. miRNAs have been shown to control...

    Authors: Chuan-Zhi Zhao, Han Xia, Taylor Price Frazier, Ying-Yin Yao, Yu-Ping Bi, Ai-Qin Li, Meng-Jun Li, Chang-Sheng Li, Bao-Hong Zhang and Xing-Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:3

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  41. Kernel moisture at harvest is an important trait since a low value is required to prevent unexpected early germination and ensure seed preservation. It is also well known that early germination occurs in vivip...

    Authors: Valérie Capelle, Carine Remoué, Laurence Moreau, Agnès Reyss, Aline Mahé, Agnès Massonneau, Matthieu Falque, Alain Charcosset, Claudine Thévenot, Peter Rogowsky, Sylvie Coursol and Jean-Louis Prioul

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:2

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  42. The necrogenic enterobacterium, Erwinia amylovora is the causal agent of the fire blight (FB) disease in many Rosaceaespecies, including apple and pear. During the infection process, the bacteria induce an oxidat...

    Authors: Angela Baldo, Jay L Norelli, Robert E Farrell Jr, Carole L Bassett, Herb S Aldwinckle and Mickael Malnoy

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:1

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  43. Micro RNAs (miRs) constitute a large group of endogenous small RNAs that have crucial roles in many important plant functions. Virus infection and transgenic expression of viral proteins alter accumulation and...

    Authors: Ariel A Bazzini, Natalia I Almasia, Carlos A Manacorda, Vanesa C Mongelli, Gabriela Conti, Guillermo A Maroniche, María C Rodriguez, Ana J Distéfano, H Esteban Hopp, Mariana del Vas and Sebastian Asurmendi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:152

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  44. Phenylpropanoid-derived phenolic glycosides (PGs) and condensed tannins (CTs) comprise large, multi-purpose non-structural carbon sinks in Populus. A negative correlation between PG and CT concentrations has been...

    Authors: Raja S Payyavula, Benjamin A Babst, Matthew P Nelsen, Scott A Harding and Chung-Jui Tsai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:151

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  45. Regulation of gene expression by microRNAs (miRNAs) plays a crucial role in many developmental and physiological processes in plants. miRNAs act to repress expression of their target genes via mRNA cleavage or...

    Authors: Qian-Hao Zhu, Narayana M Upadhyaya, Frank Gubler and Chris A Helliwell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:149

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  46. The ornamental crop Calluna vulgaris is of increasing importance to the horticultural industry in the northern hemisphere due to a flower organ mutation: the flowers of the 'bud-flowering' phenotype remain closed...

    Authors: Thomas Borchert, Katrin Eckardt, Jörg Fuchs, Katja Krüger and Annette Hohe

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:148

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  47. Arabidopsis thaliana is the main model species for plant molecular genetics studies and world-wide efforts are devoted to identify the function of all its genes. To this end, reverse genetics by TILLING (Targetin...

    Authors: Beatriz Martín, Mercedes Ramiro, José M Martínez-Zapater and Carlos Alonso-Blanco

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:147

    Content type: Methodology article

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  48. The role of gene duplication in the structural and functional evolution of genomes has been well documented. Analysis of complete rice (Oryza sativa) genome sequences suggested an ancient whole genome duplication...

    Authors: Julie Jacquemin, Michèle Laudié and Richard Cooke

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:146

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