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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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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  16. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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