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  1. There is a growing interest in Jatropha curcas L. (jatropha) as a biodiesel feedstock plant. Variations in its morphology and seed productivity have been well documented. However, there is the lack of systematic ...

    Authors: Chengxin Yi, Shilu Zhang, Xiaokun Liu, Ha TN Bui and Yan Hong
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:259
  2. The Hawaiian red algal flora is diverse, isolated, and well studied from a morphological and anatomical perspective, making it an excellent candidate for assessment using a combination of traditional taxonomic...

    Authors: Alison R Sherwood, Akira Kurihara, Kimberly Y Conklin, Thomas Sauvage and Gernot G Presting
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:258
  3. The ripening of grape berry is generally regulated by abscisic acid (ABA), and has no relationship with ethylene function. However, functional interaction and synergism between ABA and ethylene during the begi...

    Authors: Liang Sun, Mei Zhang, Jie Ren, Jianxun Qi, Guojun Zhang and Ping Leng
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:257
  4. The genus Arachis comprises 80 species and it is subdivided into nine taxonomic sections (Arachis, Caulorrhizae, Erectoides, Extranervosae, Heteranthae, Procumbentes, Rhizomatosae, Trierectoides, and Triseminatae

    Authors: Marcelo D Bechara, Márcio C Moretzsohn, Darío A Palmieri, Jomar P Monteiro, Maurício Bacci Jr, Joaquim Martins Jr, José FM Valls, Catalina R Lopes and Marcos A Gimenes
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:255
  5. The orderly progression through mitosis is regulated by the Anaphase-Promoting Complex (APC), a large multiprotein E3 ubiquitin ligase that targets key cell-cycle regulators for destruction by the 26 S proteasome...

    Authors: Marcelo deF Lima, Núbia B Eloy, Camila Pegoraro, Rauan Sagit, Cristian Rojas, Thiago Bretz, Lívia Vargas, Arne Elofsson, Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Adriana S Hemerly and Paulo CG Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:254
  6. FK506 binding proteins (FKBPs) and cyclophilins (CYPs) are abundant and ubiquitous proteins belonging to the peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase (PPIase) superfamily, which regulate much of metabolism through a c...

    Authors: Jun Cheul Ahn, Dae-Won Kim, Young Nim You, Min Sook Seok, Jeong Mee Park, Hyunsik Hwang, Beom-Gi Kim, Sheng Luan, Hong-Seog Park and Hye Sun Cho
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:253
  7. Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) is the source for several pharmaceutical benzylisoquinoline alkaloids including morphine, the codeine and sanguinarine. In response to treatment with a fungal elicitor, the biosyn...

    Authors: Isabel Desgagné-Penix, Morgan F Khan, David C Schriemer, Dustin Cram, Jacek Nowak and Peter J Facchini
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:252
  8. Unigene sequences constitute a rich source of functionally relevant microsatellites. The present study was undertaken to mine the microsatellites in the available unigene sequences of sugarcane for understandi...

    Authors: Swarup K Parida, Awadhesh Pandit, Kishor Gaikwad, Tilak R Sharma, Prem Shankar Srivastava, Nagendra K Singh and Trilochan Mohapatra
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:251
  9. Seeds of Momordica charantia (bitter melon) produce high levels of eleostearic acid, an unusual conjugated fatty acid with industrial value. Deep sequencing of non-normalized and normalized cDNAs from developing ...

    Authors: Peizhen Yang, Xiangjun Li, Matthew J Shipp, Jay M Shockey and Edgar B Cahoon
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:250
  10. The Arabidopsis thaliana NPR1 gene encodes a transcription coactivator (NPR1) that plays a major role in the mechanisms regulating plant defense response. After pathogen infection and in response to salicylic aci...

    Authors: Zi Shi, Siela N Maximova, Yi Liu, Joseph Verica and Mark J Guiltinan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:248
  11. Volatiles emitted by herbivore-infested plants are highly attractive to parasitoids and therefore have been proposed to be part of an indirect plant defense strategy. However, this proposed function of the pla...

    Authors: Matthias Erb, Nicolas Foresti and Ted CJ Turlings
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:247
  12. Cucumis melo (melon) belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family, whose economic importance among horticulture crops is second only to Solanaceae. Melon has a high intra-specific genetic variation, morphologic diversity ...

    Authors: Víctor M González, Andrej Benjak, Elizabeth Marie Hénaff, Gisela Mir, Josep M Casacuberta, Jordi Garcia-Mas and Pere Puigdomènech
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:246
  13. In higher plants, sugars are not only nutrients but also important signal molecules. They are distributed through the plant via sugar transporters, which are involved not only in sugar long-distance transport via

    Authors: Damien Afoufa-Bastien, Anna Medici, Julien Jeauffre, Pierre Coutos-Thévenot, Rémi Lemoine, Rossitza Atanassova and Maryse Laloi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:245
  14. Dryas octopetala is a widespread dwarf shrub in alpine and arctic regions that forms ectomycorrhizal (ECM) symbiotic relationships with fungi. In this study we investigated the fungal communities associated with ...

    Authors: Marit Frederikke Markussen Bjorbækmo, Tor Carlsen, Anne Brysting, Trude Vrålstad, Klaus Høiland, Karl Inne Ugland, Jozsef Geml, Trond Schumacher and Håvard Kauserud
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:244
  15. Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (P450s) catalyze oxidation of various substrates using oxygen and NAD(P)H. Plant P450s are involved in the biosynthesis of primary and secondary metabolites performing diverse bi...

    Authors: Satish K Guttikonda, Joshi Trupti, Naveen C Bisht, Hui Chen, Yong-Qiang C An, Sona Pandey, Dong Xu and Oliver Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:243
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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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