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  1. 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
  2. Fresh fruits are well accepted as a good source of the dietary antioxidant ascorbic acid (Asc, Vitamin C). However, fruits such as grapes do not accumulate exceptionally high quantities of Asc. Grapes, unlike ...

    Authors: Vanessa J Melino, Kathleen L Soole and Christopher M Ford
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:145
  3. In eukaryotic cells, the membrane compartments that constitute the exocytic pathway are traversed by a constant flow of lipids and proteins. This is particularly true for the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), the ma...

    Authors: Aurélia Boulaflous, Claude Saint-Jore-Dupas, Marie-Carmen Herranz-Gordo, Sophie Pagny-Salehabadi, Carole Plasson, Frédéric Garidou, Marie-Christine Kiefer-Meyer, Christophe Ritzenthaler, Loïc Faye and Véronique Gomord
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:144
  4. TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions IN Genomes) is a powerful tool for reverse genetics, combining traditional chemical mutagenesis with high-throughput PCR-based mutation detection to discover induced mu...

    Authors: Chongmei Dong, Kate Vincent and Peter Sharp
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:143
  5. Since no genome sequences of solanaceous plants have yet been completed, expressed sequence tag (EST) collections represent a reliable tool for broad sampling of Solanaceae transcriptomes, an attractive route for...

    Authors: Nunzio D'Agostino, Alessandra Traini, Luigi Frusciante and Maria Luisa Chiusano
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:142
  6. To investigate the link between the flowering time gene GIGANTEA (GI) and downstream genes, an inducible GI system was developed in Arabidopsis thaliana L. Heynh. Transgenic Arabidopsis plant lines were generated...

    Authors: Markus Günl, Eric FungMin Liew, Karine David and Joanna Putterill
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:141
  7. In Arabidopsis thaliana, the family of cyclic nucleotide-gated channels (CNGCs) is composed of 20 members. Previous studies indicate that plant CNGCs are involved in the control of growth processes and responses ...

    Authors: Annette Kugler, Barbara Köhler, Klaus Palme, Patricia Wolff and Petra Dietrich
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:140
  8. Apple fruitlet abscission is induced by dominance, a process in which hormones such as auxin, cytokinins and strigolactone play a pivotal role. The response to these hormones is controlled by transcription reg...

    Authors: Valeriano Dal Cin, Riccardo Velasco and Angelo Ramina
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:139
  9. AtKinesin-13A is an internal-motor kinesin from Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). Previous immunofluorescent results showed that AtKinesin-13A localized to Golgi stacks in plant cells. However, its precise loca...

    Authors: Liqin Wei, Wei Zhang, Zhaohui Liu and Yan Li
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:138
  10. Mungbean is an important economical crop in Asia. However, genomic research has lagged behind other crop species due to the lack of polymorphic DNA markers found in this crop. The objective of this work is to ...

    Authors: Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang, Prakit Somta, Pichahpuk Uthaipaisanwong, Juntima Chanprasert, Duangjai Sangsrakru, Worapa Seehalak, Warunee Sommanas, Somvong Tragoonrung and Peerasak Srinives
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:137
  11. Cloning of the Euonymus lectin led to the discovery of a novel domain that also occurs in some stress-induced plant proteins. The distribution and the diversity of proteins with an Euonymus lectin (EUL) domain we...

    Authors: Elke Fouquaert, Willy J Peumans, Tom TM Vandekerckhove, Maté Ongenaert and Els JM Van Damme
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:136
  12. Lettuce (Lactuca saliva L.) is susceptible to dieback, a soilborne disease caused by two viruses from the family Tombusviridae. Susceptibility to dieback is widespread in romaine and leaf-type lettuce, while mode...

    Authors: Ivan Simko, Dov A Pechenick, Leah K McHale, María José Truco, Oswaldo E Ochoa, Richard W Michelmore and Brian E Scheffler
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:135
  13. Members of major intrinsic proteins (MIPs) include water-conducting aquaporins and glycerol-transporting aquaglyceroporins. MIPs play important role in plant-water relations. The model plants Arabidopsis thaliana

    Authors: Anjali Bansal Gupta and Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:134
  14. Tonoplast intrinsic proteins (TIPs) are widely used as markers for vacuolar compartments in higher plants. Ten TIP isoforms are encoded by the Arabidopsis genome. For several isoforms, the tissue and cell spec...

    Authors: Stefano Gattolin, Mathias Sorieul, Paul R Hunter, Roman H Khonsari and Lorenzo Frigerio
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:133
  15. Our aim is to improve knowledge of gene regulatory circuits important to dedifferentiation, redifferentiation, and adventitious meristem organization during in vitro regeneration of plants. Regeneration of transg...

    Authors: Yanghuan Bao, Palitha Dharmawardhana, Todd C Mockler and Steven H Strauss
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:132
  16. Parthenium argentatum (guayule) is an industrial crop that produces latex, which was recently commercialized as a source of latex rubber safe for people with Type I latex allergy. The complete plastid genome of P...

    Authors: Shashi Kumar, Frederick M Hahn, Colleen M McMahan, Katrina Cornish and Maureen C Whalen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:131
  17. Vitamin B6 is a collective term for a group of six interconvertible compounds: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and their phosphorylated derivatives. Vitamin B6 plays essential roles as a cofactor in a rang...

    Authors: Michel Havaux, Brigitte Ksas, Agnieszka Szewczyk, Dominique Rumeau, Fabrice Franck, Stefano Caffarri and Christian Triantaphylidès
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:130
  18. In most flowering plants, pollen is dispersed as monads. However, aggregated pollen shedding in groups of four or more pollen grains has arisen independently several times during angiosperm evolution. The reas...

    Authors: Jorge Lora, Pilar S Testillano, Maria C Risueño, Jose I Hormaza and Maria Herrero
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:129
  19. Olea europaea L. is a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean basin with a worldwide economical high impact. Differently from other fruit tree species, little is known about the physiological and molecular bas...

    Authors: Giulio Galla, Gianni Barcaccia, Angelo Ramina, Silvio Collani, Fiammetta Alagna, Luciana Baldoni, Nicolò GM Cultrera, Federico Martinelli, Luca Sebastiani and Pietro Tonutti
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:128
  20. Abscission is the cell separation process by which plants are able to shed organs. It has a great impact on the yield of most crop plants. At the same time, the process itself also constitutes an excellent mod...

    Authors: Javier Agustí, Paz Merelo, Manuel Cercós, Francisco R Tadeo and Manuel Talón
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:127
  21. Cultivated cotton is an annual fiber crop derived mainly from two perennial species, Gossypium hirsutum L. or upland cotton, and G. barbadense L., extra long-staple fiber Pima or Egyptian cotton. These two cultiv...

    Authors: Allen Van Deynze, Kevin Stoffel, Mike Lee, Thea A Wilkins, Alexander Kozik, Roy G Cantrell, John Z Yu, Russel J Kohel and David M Stelly
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:125
  22. The monolignol biosynthetic pathway interconnects with the biosynthesis of other secondary phenolic metabolites, such as cinnamic acid derivatives, flavonoids and condensed tannins. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Suvi Sutela, Karoliina Niemi, Jaanika Edesi, Tapio Laakso, Pekka Saranpää, Jaana Vuosku, Riina Mäkelä, Heidi Tiimonen, Vincent L Chiang, Janne Koskimäki, Marja Suorsa, Riitta Julkunen-Tiitto and Hely Häggman
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:124
  23. In the past few years, functional genomics information has been rapidly accumulating on Rubiaceae species and especially on those belonging to the Coffea genus (coffee trees). An increasing number of expressed se...

    Authors: Olga Plechakova, Christine Tranchant-Dubreuil, Fabrice Benedet, Marie Couderc, Alexandra Tinaut, Véronique Viader, Petra De Block, Perla Hamon, Claudine Campa, Alexandre de Kochko, Serge Hamon and Valérie Poncet
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:123
  24. We are studying the regulation of flowering in perennial plants by using diploid wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca L.) as a model. Wild strawberry is a facultative short-day plant with an obligatory short-day requi...

    Authors: Katriina Mouhu, Timo Hytönen, Kevin Folta, Marja Rantanen, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen and Paula Elomaa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:122
  25. Cold acclimation is the process by which plants adapt to the low, non freezing temperatures that naturally occur during late autumn or early winter. This process enables the plants to resist the freezing tempe...

    Authors: Andrés Tittarelli, Margarita Santiago, Andrea Morales, Lee A Meisel and Herman Silva
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:121
  26. The WRKY transcription factor gene family has a very ancient origin and has undergone extensive duplications in the plant kingdom. Several studies have pointed out their involvement in a range of biological pr...

    Authors: Stefano Berri, Pamela Abbruscato, Odile Faivre-Rampant, Ana CM Brasileiro, Irene Fumasoni, Kouji Satoh, Shoshi Kikuchi, Luca Mizzi, Piero Morandini, Mario Enrico Pè and Pietro Piffanelli
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:120
  27. Plant systemic signaling characterized by the long distance transport of molecules across plant organs involves the xylem and phloem conduits. Root-microbe interactions generate systemic signals that are trans...

    Authors: Senthil Subramanian, Un-Haing Cho, Carol Keyes and Oliver Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:119
  28. Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz), a starchy root crop grown in tropical and subtropical climates, is the sixth most important crop in the world after wheat, rice, maize, potato and barley. The repertoire of sim...

    Authors: Adebola AJ Raji, James V Anderson, Olufisayo A Kolade, Chike D Ugwu, Alfred GO Dixon and Ivan L Ingelbrecht
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:118
  29. Organization and presentation of biodiversity data is greatly facilitated by databases that are specially designed to allow easy data entry and organized data display. Such databases also have the capacity to ...

    Authors: Norman Wang, Alison R Sherwood, Akira Kurihara, Kimberly Y Conklin, Thomas Sauvage and Gernot G Presting
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:117
  30. Biogenic emissions of methyl halides (CH3Cl, CH3Br and CH3I) are the major source of these compounds in the atmosphere; however, there are few reports about the halide profiles and strengths of these emissions. H...

    Authors: Nobuya Itoh, Hiroshi Toda, Michiko Matsuda, Takashi Negishi, Tomokazu Taniguchi and Noboru Ohsawa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:116
  31. Wheat (Triticum ssp.) is an important food source for humans in many regions around the world. However, the ability to understand and modify gene function for crop improvement is hindered by the lack of available...

    Authors: Cristobal Uauy, Francine Paraiso, Pasqualina Colasuonno, Robert K Tran, Helen Tsai, Steve Berardi, Luca Comai and Jorge Dubcovsky
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:115
  32. Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) is well suited to a perennial crop like oil palm, in which the economic products are not produced until several years after planting. The use of DNA markers for selection in suc...

    Authors: Rajinder Singh, Soon G Tan, Jothi M Panandam, Rahimah Abdul Rahman, Leslie CL Ooi, Eng-Ti L Low, Mukesh Sharma, Johannes Jansen and Suan-Choo Cheah
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:114
  33. Nitrogen nutrition is one of the major factors that limit growth and production of crop plants. It affects many processes, such as development, architecture, flowering, senescence and photosynthesis. Although ...

    Authors: Bhakti Prinsi, Alfredo S Negri, Paolo Pesaresi, Maurizio Cocucci and Luca Espen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:113
  34. Worldwide, diseases are important reducers of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) yield. Sources of resistance against many diseases are available in cultivated peanut genotypes, although often not in farmer preferred vari...

    Authors: Soraya CM Leal-Bertioli, Ana Carolina VF José, Dione MT Alves-Freitas, Márcio C Moretzsohn, Patrícia M Guimarães, Stephan Nielen, Bruna S Vidigal, Rinaldo W Pereira, Jodie Pike, Alessandra P Fávero, Martin Parniske, Rajeev K Varshney and David J Bertioli
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:112
  35. Phytophthora species are notorious oomycete pathogens that cause diseases on a wide range of plants. Our understanding how these pathogens are able to infect their host plants will benefit greatly from informatio...

    Authors: Klaas Bouwmeester and Francine Govers
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:111
  36. In recent years, the development of structural genomics has generated a growing interest in obtaining haploid plants. The use of homozygous lines presents a significant advantage for the accomplishment of sequ...

    Authors: Pablo Aleza, José Juárez, María Hernández, José A Pina, Patrick Ollitrault and Luis Navarro
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:110
  37. Flavonol glucosides constitute the second group of secondary metabolites that accumulate in Crocus sativus stigmas. To date there are no reports of functionally characterized flavonoid glucosyltransferases in C. ...

    Authors: Ángela Rubio Moraga, Almudena Trapero Mozos, Oussama Ahrazem and Lourdes Gómez-Gómez
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:109
  38. The serine-threonine protein kinase gene, designated pkv (protein kinase- viroid induced) was previously found to be transcriptionally activated in tomato plants infected with the plant pathogen Potato spindle tu...

    Authors: Rosemarie W Hammond and Yan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:108
  39. Heterosis, the superior performance of hybrids relative to parents, has clear agricultural value, but its genetic control is unknown. Our objective was to test the hypotheses that hybrids expressing heterosis ...

    Authors: Xuehui Li, Yanling Wei, Dan Nettleton and E Charles Brummer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:107
  40. Conifers are a large group of gymnosperm trees which are separated from the angiosperms by more than 300 million years of independent evolution. Conifer genomes are extremely large and contain considerable amo...

    Authors: Björn Hamberger, Dawn Hall, Mack Yuen, Claire Oddy, Britta Hamberger, Christopher I Keeling, Carol Ritland, Kermit Ritland and Jörg Bohlmann
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:106
  41. Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) is induced in non-inoculated leaves following infection with certain pathogenic strains. SAR is effective against many pathogens. Salicylic acid (SA) is a signaling molecule ...

    Authors: Devinder Sandhu, I Made Tasma, Ryan Frasch and Madan K Bhattacharyya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:105
  42. Whole genome transcriptomics analysis is a very powerful approach because it gives an overview of the activity of genes in certain cells or tissue types. However, biological interpretation of such results can ...

    Authors: Ana Rotter, Céline Camps, Marc Lohse, Christian Kappel, Stefania Pilati, Matjaž Hren, Mark Stitt, Pierre Coutos-Thévenot, Claudio Moser, Björn Usadel, Serge Delrot and Kristina Gruden
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:104
  43. Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is widely used as a food and cash crop around the world. It is considered to be an allotetraploid (2n = 4x = 40) originated from a single hybridization event between two wild diploids...

    Authors: Daniel Foncéka, Tossim Hodo-Abalo, Ronan Rivallan, Issa Faye, Mbaye Ndoye Sall, Ousmane Ndoye, Alessandra P Fávero, David J Bertioli, Jean-Christophe Glaszmann, Brigitte Courtois and Jean-Francois Rami
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:103
  44. Little information is available on the amelioration of boron (B) on aluminum (Al)-induced photosynthesis inhibition. Sour pummelo (Citrus grandis) seedlings were irrigated for 18 weeks with nutrient solution cont...

    Authors: Huan-Xin Jiang, Ning Tang, Jin-Gui Zheng and Li-Song Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:102
  45. Functional genomics tools provide researchers with the ability to apply high-throughput techniques to determine the function and interaction of a diverse range of genes. Mutagenised plant populations are one s...

    Authors: Stephen J Robinson, Lily H Tang, Brent AG Mooney, Sheldon J McKay, Wayne E Clarke, Matthew G Links, Steven Karcz, Sharon Regan, Yun-Yun Wu, Margaret Y Gruber, Dejun Cui, Min Yu and Isobel AP Parkin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:101
  46. Gene-based (genic) microsatellites are a useful tool for plant genetics and simple sequence repeat loci can often be found in coding regions of the genome. While EST sequencing can be used to discover genic mi...

    Authors: Matthew W Blair, Monica Muñoz Torres, Martha C Giraldo and Fabio Pedraza
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:100
  47. Histone modifications and histone variants are of importance in many biological processes. To understand the biological functions of the global dynamics of histone modifications and histone variants in higher ...

    Authors: Tao Wu, Tiezheng Yuan, Sau-Na Tsai, Chunmei Wang, Sai-Ming Sun, Hon-Ming Lam and Sai-Ming Ngai
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:98
  48. The western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis [Pergande]) is one of the most important insect herbivores of cultivated plants. However, no pesticide provides complete control of this species, and insectic...

    Authors: Hiroshi Abe, Takeshi Shimoda, Jun Ohnishi, Soichi Kugimiya, Mari Narusaka, Shigemi Seo, Yoshihiro Narusaka, Shinya Tsuda and Masatomo Kobayashi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2009 9:97

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