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  1. Starch accumulation and degradation in chloroplasts is accomplished by a suite of over 30 enzymes. Recent work has emphasized the importance of multi-protein complexes amongst the metabolic enzymes, and the ac...

    Authors: Elke M Lohmeier-Vogel, David Kerk, Mhairi Nimick, Susan Wrobel, Lori Vickerman, Douglas G Muench and Greg BG Moorhead
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:120
  2. Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] is a staple food and fodder crop of marginal agricultural lands of sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent. It is also a summer forage crop in the southern USA...

    Authors: S Senthilvel, B Jayashree, V Mahalakshmi, P Sathish Kumar, S Nakka, T Nepolean and CT Hash
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:119
  3. The Oryza sativa L. indica subspecies is the most widely cultivated rice. During the last few years, we have collected over 20,000 putative full-length cDNAs and over 40,000 ESTs isolated from various cDNA librar...

    Authors: Tingting Lu, Xuehui Huang, Chuanrang Zhu, Tao Huang, Qiang Zhao, Kabing Xie, Lizhong Xiong, Qifa Zhang and Bin Han
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:118
  4. Tuberization in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) represents a morphogenetic transition of stolon growth to tuber formation, which is under complex environmental and endogenous regulation. In the present work, we stu...

    Authors: Lukas Fischer, Helena Lipavska, Jean-Francois Hausman and Zdenek Opatrny
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:117
  5. Mal d 1 is a major apple allergen causing food allergic symptoms of the oral allergy syndrome (OAS) in birch-pollen sensitised patients. The Mal d 1 gene family is known to have at least 7 intron-containing and 1...

    Authors: Zhongshan Gao, Eric W van de Weg, Catarina I Matos, Paul Arens, Suzanne THP Bolhaar, Andre C Knulst, Yinghui Li, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber and Luud JWJ Gilissen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:116
  6. Thellungiella halophila (also known as Thellungiella salsuginea) is a model halophyte with a small plant size, short life cycle, and small genome. It easily undergoes genetic transformation by the floral dipping ...

    Authors: Teruaki Taji, Tetsuya Sakurai, Keiichi Mochida, Atsushi Ishiwata, Atsushi Kurotani, Yasushi Totoki, Atsushi Toyoda, Yoshiyuki Sakaki, Motoaki Seki, Hirokazu Ono, Yoichi Sakata, Shigeo Tanaka and Kazuo Shinozaki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:115
  7. The mature embryo of rice (Oryza sativa, L.) is a synchronized and integrated tissue mass laying the foundation at molecular level for its growth, development, and differentiation toward a developing and ultimate...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Ge, Weihua Chen, Shuhui Song, Weiwei Wang, Songnian Hu and Jun Yu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:114
  8. Previous studies showed the ability of Pseudomonas putida strain BTP1 to promote induced systemic resistance (ISR) in different host plants. Since ISR is long-lasting and not conducive for development of resistan...

    Authors: Adam Akram, Marc Ongena, Francéline Duby, Jacques Dommes and Philippe Thonart
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:113
  9. The wild grass species Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium hereafter) is emerging as a new model system for grass crop genomics research and biofuel grass biology. A draft nuclear genome sequence is expected to...

    Authors: Shin-Young Hong, Pil Joon Seo, Moon-Sik Yang, Fengning Xiang and Chung-Mo Park
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:112
  10. CBF/DREB duplicate genes are widely distributed in higher plants and encode transcriptional factors, or CBFs, which bind a DNA regulatory element and impart responsiveness to low temperatures and dehydration.

    Authors: Yen-Heng Lin, Shih-Ying Hwang, Po-Yen Hsu, Yu-Chung Chiang, Chun-Lin Huang, Chun-Neng Wang and Tsan-Piao Lin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:111
  11. The Medicago truncatula (M. truncatula) line 2HA has a 500-fold greater capacity to regenerate plants in culture by somatic embryogenesis than its wild type progenitor Jemalong. To understand the molecular basis ...

    Authors: Nijat Imin, Nicolas Goffard, Mahira Nizamidin and Barry G Rolfe
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:110
  12. Sealed Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures evolve significant amounts of hydrogen gas under conditions of sulfur depletion. However, the eukaryotic green alga goes through drastic metabolic changes during this nut...

    Authors: Thilo Rühle, Anja Hemschemeier, Anastasios Melis and Thomas Happe
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:107
  13. Plant genetic resources (PGR) are the basic raw materials for future genetic progress and an insurance against unforeseen threats to agricultural production. An extensive characterization of PGR provides an op...

    Authors: Hari D Upadhyaya, Sangam L Dwivedi, Michael Baum, Rajeev K Varshney, Sripada M Udupa, Cholenahalli LL Gowda, David Hoisington and Sube Singh
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:106
  14. Plants from temperate regions are able to withstand freezing temperatures due to a process known as cold acclimation, which is a prior exposure to low, but non-freezing temperatures. During acclimation, a larg...

    Authors: Heather I McKhann, Carine Gery, Aurélie Bérard, Sylvie Lévêque, Ellen Zuther, Dirk K Hincha, S De Mita, Dominique Brunel and Evelyne Téoulé
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:105
  15. The levels of soluble sugars, such as glucose and sucrose, help regulate many plant metabolic, physiological and developmental processes. Genetic screens are helping identify some of the loci involved in plant...

    Authors: Yadong Huang, Chun Yao Li, Kelly D Biddle and Susan I Gibson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:104
  16. Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is ranked as the fifth most important grain crop and serves as a major food staple and fodder resource for much of the world, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. The re...

    Authors: Zhanguo Xin, Ming Li Wang, Noelle A Barkley, Gloria Burow, Cleve Franks, Gary Pederson and John Burke
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:103
  17. Rice (Oryza sativa) productivity is adversely impacted by numerous biotic and abiotic factors. An approximate 52% of the global production of rice is lost annually owing to the damage caused by biotic factors, of...

    Authors: Bharathi Yarasi, Vijayakumar Sadumpati, China Pasalu Immanni, Dasavantha Reddy Vudem and Venkateswara Rao Khareedu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:102
  18. There is no dedicated database available for Expressed Sequence Tags (EST) of the chili pepper (Capsicum annuum), although the interest in a chili pepper EST database is increasing internationally due to the nutr...

    Authors: Hyun-Jin Kim, Kwang-Hyun Baek, Seung-Won Lee, JungEun Kim, Bong-Woo Lee, Hye-Sun Cho, Woo Taek Kim, Doil Choi and Cheol-Goo Hur
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:101
  19. Aromatic rice is popular worldwide because of its characteristic fragrance. Genetic studies and physical fine mapping reveal that a candidate gene (fgr/OsBADH2) homologous to betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase is res...

    Authors: Xiangli Niu, Wei Tang, Weizao Huang, Guangjun Ren, Qilin Wang, Di Luo, Yingyong Xiao, Shimei Yang, Feng Wang, Bao-Rong Lu, Fangyuan Gao, Tiegang Lu and Yongsheng Liu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:100
  20. Despite the mounting research on Arabidopsis transcriptome and the powerful tools to explore biology of this model plant, the organization of expression of Arabidopsis genome is only partially understood. Here...

    Authors: Wieslawa I Mentzen and Eve Syrkin Wurtele
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:99
  21. Starch is of great importance to humans as a food and biomaterial, and the amount and structure of starch made in plants is determined in part by starch synthase (SS) activity. Five SS isoforms, SSI, II, III, ...

    Authors: Marina Leterrier, Lynn D Holappa, Karen E Broglie and Diane M Beckles
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:98
  22. Hordeum chilense, a native South American diploid wild barley, is a potential source of useful genes for cereal breeding. The use of this wild species to increase genetic variation in cereals will be greatly faci...

    Authors: Almudena Castillo, Hikmet Budak, Rajeev K Varshney, Gabriel Dorado, Andreas Graner and Pilar Hernandez
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:97
  23. The biochemical mechanisms that determine the molecular architecture of amylopectin are central in plant biology because they allow long-term storage of reduced carbon. Amylopectin structure imparts the abilit...

    Authors: Xiaoli Zhang, Nicolas Szydlowski, David Delvallé, Christophe D'Hulst, Martha G James and Alan M Myers
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:96
  24. Rye (Secale cereale L.) belongs to tribe Triticeae and is an important temperate cereal. It is one of the parents of man-made species Triticale and has been used as a source of agronomically important genes for w...

    Authors: Jan Bartoš, Etienne Paux, Robert Kofler, Miroslava Havránková, David Kopecký, Pavla Suchánková, Jan Šafář, Hana Šimková, Christopher D Town, Tamas Lelley, Catherine Feuillet and Jaroslav Doležel
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:95
  25. Cell elongation in plants requires addition and re-arrangements of cell wall components. Even if some protein families have been shown to play roles in these events, a global picture of proteins present in cel...

    Authors: Muhammad Irshad, Hervé Canut, Gisèle Borderies, Rafael Pont-Lezica and Elisabeth Jamet
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:94
  26. The involvement of small RNAs in cotton fiber development is under explored. The objective of this work was to directly clone, annotate, and analyze small RNAs of developing ovules to reveal the candidate smal...

    Authors: Ibrokhim Y Abdurakhmonov, Eric J Devor, Zabardast T Buriev, Lingyan Huang, Abdusalom Makamov, Shukhrat E Shermatov, Tohir Bozorov, Fakhriddin N Kushanov, Gafurjon T Mavlonov and Abdusattor Abdukarimov
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:93
  27. Pathogenesis-related proteins belonging to group 10 (PR10) are elevated in response to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. Previously, we have shown a drastic salinity-induced increase in the levels of ABR1...

    Authors: Sowmya S Krishnaswamy, Sanjeeva Srivastava, Mohsen Mohammadi, Muhammad H Rahman, Michael K Deyholos and Nat NV Kav
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:91
  28. Aluminum (Al) toxicity is an important factor limiting crop production on acid soils. However, little is known about the mechanisms by which legumes respond to and resist Al stress. To explore the mechanisms o...

    Authors: Divya Chandran, Natasha Sharopova, Kathryn A VandenBosch, David F Garvin and Deborah A Samac
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:89
  29. The patterns of expression of homoeologous genes in hexaploid bread wheat have been intensively studied in recent years, but the interaction between structural genes and their homoeologous regulatory genes rem...

    Authors: Elena K Khlestkina, Marion S Röder and Elena A Salina
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:88
  30. Arsenic is toxic to plants and a common environmental pollutant. There is a strong chemical similarity between arsenate [As (V)] and phosphate (Pi). Whole genome oligonucleotide microarrays were employed to in...

    Authors: Jason M Abercrombie, Matthew D Halfhill, Priya Ranjan, Murali R Rao, Arnold M Saxton, Joshua S Yuan and C Neal Stewart Jr
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:87
  31. Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate is the rate-limiting enzyme in photosynthesis. The catalytic large subunit of the green-algal enzyme from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is ~90% identical to the flowering-plant sequences, al...

    Authors: Sriram Satagopan and Robert J Spreitzer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:85
  32. Many plant β-galactosidases (Bgals) have been well characterized and their deduced biological functions mainly involve degradation of structural pectins, xyloglucans or arabinogalactoproteins in plant cell wal...

    Authors: Waraporn Tanthanuch, Mallika Chantarangsee, Janjira Maneesan and James Ketudat-Cairns
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:84
  33. The MYB superfamily constitutes the most abundant group of transcription factors described in plants. Members control processes such as epidermal cell differentiation, stomatal aperture, flavonoid synthesis, c...

    Authors: José Tomás Matus, Felipe Aquea and Patricio Arce-Johnson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:83
  34. An increased understanding of leaf area development is important in a number of fields: in food and non-food crops, for example short rotation forestry as a biofuels feedstock, leaf area is intricately linked ...

    Authors: Max Bylesjö, Vincent Segura, Raju Y Soolanayakanahally, Anne M Rae, Johan Trygg, Petter Gustafsson, Stefan Jansson and Nathaniel R Street
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:82
  35. Single-repeat R3 MYB transcription factors are critical components of the lateral inhibition machinery that mediates epidermal cell patterning in plants. Sequence analysis of the Arabidopsis genome using the B...

    Authors: Shucai Wang, Leah Hubbard, Ying Chang, Jianjun Guo, John Schiefelbein and Jin-Gui Chen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:81
  36. Plant cells divide by the formation of new cross walls, known as cell plates, from the center to periphery of each dividing cell. Formation of the cell plate occurs in the phragmoplast, a complex structure com...

    Authors: Takumi Higaki, Natsumaro Kutsuna, Toshio Sano and Seiichiro Hasezawa
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:80
  37. In plant organelles, specific messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are subjected to conversion editing, a process that often converts the first or second nucleotide of a codon and hence the encoded amino acid. No systematic...

    Authors: Kei Yura and Mitiko Go
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:79
  38. The Arabidopsis response regulator 22 (ARR22) is one of two members of a recently defined novel group of two-component system (TCS) elements. TCSs are stimulus perception and response modules of prokaryotic origi...

    Authors: Jakub Horák, Christopher Grefen, Kenneth W Berendzen, Achim Hahn, York-Dieter Stierhof, Bettina Stadelhofer, Mark Stahl, Csaba Koncz and Klaus Harter
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:77
  39. Elucidating metabolic network structures and functions in multicellular organisms is an emerging goal of functional genomics. We describe the co-expression network of three core metabolic processes in the gene...

    Authors: Wieslawa I Mentzen, Jianling Peng, Nick Ransom, Basil J Nikolau and Eve Syrkin Wurtele
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:76
  40. The cytoskeletal mechanisms that underlie organelle transport in plants are intimately linked to acto-myosin function. This function is mediated by the attachment of myosin heads to F-actin and the binding of ...

    Authors: Nadine Walter and Carola L Holweg
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:74
  41. Despite the importance of the shoot apical meristem (SAM) in plant development and organ formation, our understanding of the molecular mechanisms controlling its function is limited. Genomic tools have the pot...

    Authors: Chui E Wong, Prem L Bhalla, Harald Ottenhof and Mohan B Singh
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:73
  42. The recent rapid accumulation of sequence resources of various crop species ensures an improvement in the genetics approach, including quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis as well as the holistic population ...

    Authors: Keiichi Mochida, Daisuke Saisho, Takuhiro Yoshida, Tetsuya Sakurai and Kazuo Shinozaki
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:72
  43. Silage maize is a major forage and energy resource for cattle feeding, and several studies have shown that lignin content and structure are the determining factors in forage maize feeding value. In maize, four...

    Authors: Sabine Guillaumie, Deborah Goffner, Odile Barbier, Jean-Pierre Martinant, Magalie Pichon and Yves Barrière
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:71

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