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  1. WRKY transcription factors are involved in plant responses to both biotic and abiotic stresses. Arabidopsis WRKY18, WRKY40, and WRKY60 transcription factors interact both physically and functionally in plant d...

    Authors: Han Chen, Zhibing Lai, Junwei Shi, Yong Xiao, Zhixiang Chen and Xinping Xu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:281
  2. Meiosis is a critical process in the reproduction and life cycle of flowering plants in which homologous chromosomes pair, synapse, recombine and segregate. Understanding meiosis will not only advance our know...

    Authors: Changbin Chen, Andrew D Farmer, Raymond J Langley, Joann Mudge, John A Crow, Gregory D May, James Huntley, Alan G Smith and Ernest F Retzel
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:280
  3. When photosynthetic organisms are exposed to harsh environmental conditions such as high light intensities or cold stress, the production of reactive oxygen species like singlet oxygen is stimulated in the chl...

    Authors: Beat B Fischer, Rik IL Eggen and Krishna K Niyogi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:279
  4. The castor bean (Ricinus communis L.), a monotypic species in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae, 2n = 20), is an important non-edible oilseed crop widely cultivated in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate countrie...

    Authors: Lijun Qiu, Chun Yang, Bo Tian, Jun-Bo Yang and Aizhong Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:278
  5. Abscisic acid (ABA) is a plant hormone that controls seed germination, protective responses to various abiotic stresses and seed maturation. The ABA-dependent processes entail changes in gene expression. Numer...

    Authors: Sun-ji Lee, Ji Hye Park, Mi Hun Lee, Ji-hyun Yu and Soo Young Kim
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:277
  6. External ripening in Citrus fruits is morphologically characterized by a colour shift from green to orange due to the degradation of chlorophylls and the accumulation of carotenoid pigments. Although numerous gen...

    Authors: Gabino Ríos, Miguel A Naranjo, María-Jesús Rodrigo, Enriqueta Alós, Lorenzo Zacarías, Manuel Cercós and Manuel Talón
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:276
  7. Genetic recombination maps provide important frameworks for comparative genomics, identifying gene functions, assembling genome sequences and for breeding. The molecular recombination map currently available f...

    Authors: Zsuzsanna Schwarz-Sommer, Thomas Gübitz, Julia Weiss, Perla Gómez-di-Marco, Luciana Delgado-Benarroch, Andrew Hudson and Marcos Egea-Cortines
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:275
  8. Alamethicin is a membrane-active peptide isolated from the beneficial root-colonising fungus Trichoderma viride. This peptide can insert into membranes to form voltage-dependent pores. We have previously shown th...

    Authors: Mari Aidemark, Henrik Tjellström, Anna Stina Sandelius, Henrik Stålbrand, Erik Andreasson, Allan G Rasmusson and Susanne Widell
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:274
  9. Class III Homeodomain Leucine Zipper (HD-Zip III) proteins have been implicated in the regulation of cambium identity, as well as primary and secondary vascular differentiation and patterning in herbaceous pla...

    Authors: Caroline L Côté, Francis Boileau, Vicky Roy, Mario Ouellet, Caroline Levasseur, Marie-Josée Morency, Janice EK Cooke, Armand Séguin and John J MacKay
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:273
  10. Thaxtomin A (TA), a phytotoxin produced by the phytopathogen Streptomyces scabies, is essential for the development of potato common scab disease. TA inhibits cellulose synthesis but its actual mode of action is ...

    Authors: Viviane Brochu, Marie Girard-Martel, Isabelle Duval, Sylvain Lerat, Gilles Grondin, Olivier Domingue, Carole Beaulieu and Nathalie Beaudoin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:272
  11. Invertases are ubiquitous enzymes that irreversibly cleave sucrose into fructose and glucose. Plant invertases play important roles in carbohydrate metabolism, plant development, and biotic and abiotic stress ...

    Authors: Astrid M Draffehn, Sebastian Meller, Li Li and Christiane Gebhardt
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:271
  12. Plant growth depends on both cell division and cell expansion. Plant hormones, including brassinosteroids (BRs), are central to the control of these two cellular processes. Despite clear evidence that BRs regu...

    Authors: Jinyeong Cheon, So-Young Park, Burkhard Schulz and Sunghwa Choe
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:270
  13. The nuclear envelope that separates the contents of the nucleus from the cytoplasm provides a surface for chromatin attachment and organization of the cortical nucleoplasm. Proteins associated with it have bee...

    Authors: Shaun P Murphy, Carl R Simmons and Hank W Bass
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:269
  14. Iron deficiency induces in Strategy I plants physiological, biochemical and molecular modifications capable to increase iron uptake from the rhizosphere. This effort needs a reorganization of metabolic pathway...

    Authors: Silvia Donnini, Bhakti Prinsi, Alfredo S Negri, Gianpiero Vigani, Luca Espen and Graziano Zocchi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:268
  15. Pre-harvest infection of peanuts by Aspergillus flavus and subsequent aflatoxin contamination is one of the food safety factors that most severely impair peanut productivity and human and animal health, especiall...

    Authors: Tong Wang, Erhua Zhang, Xiaoping Chen, Ling Li and Xuanqiang Liang
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:267
  16. Multi-allelic microsatellite markers have become the markers of choice for the determination of genetic structure in plants. Synteny across cereals has allowed the cross-species and cross-genera transferabilit...

    Authors: Almudena Castillo, Gabriel Dorado, Catherine Feuillet, Pierre Sourdille and Pilar Hernandez
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:266
  17. Mutational inactivation of plant genes is an essential tool in gene function studies. Plants with inactivated or deleted genes may also be exploited for crop improvement if such mutations/deletions produce a d...

    Authors: Timothy L Fitzgerald, Kemal Kazan, Zhongyi Li, Matthew K Morell and John M Manners
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:264
  18. The yellow colour of pasta products is one of the main criteria used by consumers to assess pasta quality. This character is due to the presence of carotenoid pigments in semolina. During pasta processing, oxi...

    Authors: Angelo Verlotta, Vanessa De Simone, Anna M Mastrangelo, Luigi Cattivelli, Roberto Papa and Daniela Trono
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:263
  19. Arabidopsis thaliana is clearly established as the model plant species. Given the ever-growing demand for food, there is a need to translate the knowledge learned in Arabidopsis to agronomically important species...

    Authors: Reena Narsai, Ian Castleden and James Whelan
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:262
  20. Thellungiella halophila (also known as T. salsuginea) is a model halophyte with a small size, short life cycle, and small genome. Thellungiella genes exhibit a high degree of sequence identity with Arabidopsis ge...

    Authors: Teruaki Taji, Kenji Komatsu, Taku Katori, Yoshikazu Kawasaki, Yoichi Sakata, Shigeo Tanaka, Masatomo Kobayashi, Atsushi Toyoda, Motoaki Seki and Kazuo Shinozaki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:261
  21. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small regulatory RNAs, some of which are conserved in diverse plant genomes. Therefore, computational identification and further experimental validation of miRNAs from non-model organism...

    Authors: Almir S Zanca, Renato Vicentini, Fausto A Ortiz-Morea, Luiz EV Del Bem, Marcio J da Silva, Michel Vincentz and Fabio TS Nogueira
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:260
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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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