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  1. Chloroplast genome sequences are extremely informative about species-interrelationships owing to its non-meiotic and often uniparental inheritance over generations. The subject of our study, Fagopyrum esculentum,...

    Authors: Maria D Logacheva, Tahir H Samigullin, Amit Dhingra and Aleksey A Penin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:59
  2. The Arabidopsis thaliana CONSTITUTIVE EXPRESSOR OF PATHOGENESIS-RELATED GENES5 (CPR5) gene has been previously implicated in disease resistance, cell proliferation, cell death, and sugar sensing, and encodes a pu...

    Authors: Ginger Brininstool, Remmy Kasili, L Alice Simmons, Viktor Kirik, Martin Hülskamp and John C Larkin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:58
  3. Formation of plant root hairs originating from epidermal cells involves selection of a polar initiation site and production of an initial hair bulge which requires local cell wall loosening. In Arabidopsis the...

    Authors: Sunil K Singh, Urs Fischer, Manoj Singh, Markus Grebe and Alan Marchant
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:57
  4. Cryptophytes are highly compartmentalized organisms, expressing a secondary minimized eukaryotic genome in the nucleomorph and its surrounding remnant cytoplasm, in addition to the cell nucleus, the mitochondr...

    Authors: Kathrin Bolte, Oliver Kawach, Julia Prechtl, Nicole Gruenheit, Julius Nyalwidhe and Uwe-G Maier
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:56
  5. Cultivated peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is the fourth most important oilseed crop in the world, grown mainly in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates. Due to its origin through a single a...

    Authors: Luu M Cuc, Emma S Mace, Jonathan H Crouch, Vu D Quang, Tran D Long and Rajeev K Varshney
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:55
  6. Chromatin dynamics and stability are both required to control normal development of multicellular organisms. Chromatin assembly factor CAF-1 is a histone chaperone that facilitates chromatin formation and the ...

    Authors: Vivien Exner, Wilhelm Gruissem and Lars Hennig
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:54
  7. Vitis vinifera (V. vinifera) is the primary grape species cultivated for wine production, with an industry valued annually in the billions of dollars worldwide. In order to sustain and increase grape production, ...

    Authors: Alberto Iandolino, Kan Nobuta, Francisco Goes da Silva, Douglas R Cook and Blake C Meyers
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:53
  8. Species-specific microsatellite markers are desirable for genetic studies and to harness the potential of MAS-based breeding for genetic improvement. Limited availability of such markers for coffee, one of the...

    Authors: Prasad Suresh Hendre, Regur Phanindranath, V Annapurna, Albert Lalremruata and Ramesh K Aggarwal
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:51
  9. NEP1-like proteins (NLPs) are a novel family of microbial elicitors of plant necrosis. Some NLPs induce a hypersensitive-like response in dicot plants though the basis for this response remains unclear. In add...

    Authors: Adelmo L Cechin, Marialva Sinigaglia, Ney Lemke, Sérgio Echeverrigaray, Odalys G Cabrera, Gonçalo AG Pereira and José CM Mombach
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:50
  10. Plants respond to extracellularly perceived abiotic stresses such as low temperature, drought, and salinity by activation of complex intracellular signaling cascades that regulate acclimatory biochemical and p...

    Authors: Calliste J Diédhiou, Olga V Popova, Karl-Josef Dietz and Dortje Golldack
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:49
  11. The regulation of the chloroplast antioxidant capacity depends on nuclear gene expression. For the 2-Cys peroxiredoxin-A gene (2CPA) a cis-regulatory element was recently characterized, which responds to photosyn...

    Authors: Jehad Shaikhali, Isabelle Heiber, Thorsten Seidel, Elke Ströher, Heiko Hiltscher, Stefan Birkmann, Karl-Josef Dietz and Margarete Baier
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:48
  12. Sequencing of the first plant genomes has revealed that cytochromes P450 have evolved to become the largest family of enzymes in secondary metabolism. The proportion of P450 enzymes with characterized biochemi...

    Authors: Jürgen Ehlting, Vincent Sauveplane, Alexandre Olry, Jean-François Ginglinger, Nicholas J Provart and Danièle Werck-Reichhart
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:47
  13. Tropospheric ozone, the most abundant air pollutant is detrimental to plant and animal health including humans. In sensitive plant species even a few hours of exposure to this potent oxidant (200–300 nL. L-1) lea...

    Authors: Michael C Puckette, Yuhong Tang and Ramamurthy Mahalingam
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:46
  14. In bacteria, such as Salmonella typhimurium, tryptophan is synthesized from indole-3-glycerole phosphate (IGP) by a tryptophan synthase αββα heterotetramer. Plants have evolved multiple α (TSA) and β (TSB) homolo...

    Authors: Verena Kriechbaumer, Linda Weigang, Andreas Fießelmann, Thomas Letzel, Monika Frey, Alfons Gierl and Erich Glawischnig
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:44
  15. We have further characterized floral organ-localized gene expression in the inflorescence of Arabidopsis thaliana by comparison of massively parallel signature sequencing (MPSS) data. Six libraries of RNA sequenc...

    Authors: Jason A Peiffer, Shail Kaushik, Hajime Sakai, Mario Arteaga-Vazquez, Nidia Sanchez-Leon, Hassan Ghazal, Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada and Blake C Meyers
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:43
  16. StWhy1, a member of the plant-specific Whirly single-stranded DNA-binding protein family, was first characterized as a transcription factor involved in the activation of the nuclear PR-10a gene following defense-...

    Authors: Alexandre Maréchal, Jean-Sébastien Parent, Mohammed Sabar, Félix Véronneau-Lafortune, Charbel Abou-Rached and Normand Brisson
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:42
  17. In Arabidopsis, INDOLE-3-BUTYRIC ACID RESPONSE5 (IBR5), a putative dual-specificity protein phosphatase, is a positive regulator of auxin response. Mutations in IBR5 result in decreased plant height, defective va...

    Authors: Lucia C Strader, Melanie Monroe-Augustus and Bonnie Bartel
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:41
  18. The timing of grape ripening initiation, length of maturation period, berry size and seed content are target traits in viticulture. The availability of early and late ripening varieties is desirable for stagge...

    Authors: Laura Costantini, Juri Battilana, Flutura Lamaj, Girolamo Fanizza and Maria Stella Grando
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:38
  19. The Arabidopsis outer ovule integument is a simple two-cell layered structure that grows around the developing embryo and develops into the outer layer of the seed coat. As one of the functions of the seed coat i...

    Authors: Elisabeth Truernit and Jim Haseloff
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:35
  20. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) and potato (S. tuberosum) are two economically important crop species, the genomes of which are currently being sequenced. This study presents a first genome-wide analysis of these t...

    Authors: Erwin Datema, Lukas A Mueller, Robert Buels, James J Giovannoni, Richard GF Visser, Willem J Stiekema and Roeland CHJ van Ham
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:34
  21. Heterosis is the superior performance of F1 hybrid progeny relative to the parental phenotypes. Maize exhibits heterosis for a wide range of traits, however the magnitude of heterosis is highly variable depending...

    Authors: Robert M Stupar, Jack M Gardiner, Aaron G Oldre, William J Haun, Vicki L Chandler and Nathan M Springer
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:33
  22. Previous work showed that the maize primary root adapts to low Ψw (-1.6 MPa) by maintaining longitudinal expansion in the apical 3 mm (region 1), whereas in the adjacent 4 mm (region 2) longitudinal expansion rea...

    Authors: William G Spollen, Wenjing Tao, Babu Valliyodan, Kegui Chen, Lindsey G Hejlek, Jong-Joo Kim, Mary E LeNoble, Jinming Zhu, Hans J Bohnert, David Henderson, Daniel P Schachtman, Georgia E Davis, Gordon K Springer, Robert E Sharp and Henry T Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:32
  23. The first high quality draft of the grape genome sequence has just been published. This is a critical step in accessing all the genes of this species and increases the chances of exploiting the natural genetic...

    Authors: Loïc Le Cunff, Alexandre Fournier-Level, Valérie Laucou, Silvia Vezzulli, Thierry Lacombe, Anne-Françoise Adam-Blondon, Jean-Michel Boursiquot and Patrice This
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:31
  24. Knowledge of the genetic basis of plant resistance to necrotrophic pathogens is incomplete and has been characterised in relatively few pathosystems. In this study, the cytology and genetics of resistance to s...

    Authors: Lars G Kamphuis, Judith Lichtenzveig, Richard P Oliver and Simon R Ellwood
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:30
  25. A series of Rps (resistance to P ytophthora s ojae) genes have been protecting soybean from the root and stem rot disease caused by the Oomycete pathogen, Phytophthora sojae. Five Rps genes were mapped to the Rps...

    Authors: Hongyu Gao and Madan K Bhattacharyya
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:29
  26. To obtain important expressed sequence tags (ESTs) located on specific chromosomes is currently difficult. Construction of single-chromosome EST library could be an efficient strategy to isolate important ESTs...

    Authors: Ruo-Nan Zhou, Rui Shi, Shu-Mei Jiang, Wei-Bo Yin, Huang-Huang Wang, Yu-Hong Chen, Jun Hu, Richard RC Wang, Xiang-Qi Zhang and Zan-Min Hu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:28
  27. Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb) is a major cool season forage and turf grass species grown in the temperate regions of the world. In this paper we report the generation of a tall fescue expressed sequenc...

    Authors: MA Rouf Mian, Yan Zhang, Zeng-Yu Wang, Ji-Yi Zhang, Xiaofei Cheng, Lei Chen, Konstantin Chekhovskiy, Xinbin Dai, Chunhong Mao, Foo Cheung, Xuechun Zhao, Ji He, Angela D Scott, Christopher D Town and Gregory D May
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:27
  28. The effects of viral infection involve concomitant plant gene variations and cellular changes. A simple system is required to assess the complexity of host responses to viral infection. The genome of the Rice ...

    Authors: Marjolaine Ventelon-Debout, Christine Tranchant-Dubreuil, Thi-Thu-Huang Nguyen, Martine Bangratz, Christelle Siré, Michel Delseny and Christophe Brugidou
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:26
  29. Small RNA-guided gene silencing at the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels has emerged as an important mode of gene regulation in plants and animals. Thus far, conventional sequencing of small RNA ...

    Authors: Ramanjulu Sunkar, Xuefeng Zhou, Yun Zheng, Weixiong Zhang and Jian-Kang Zhu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:25
  30. Plant natriuretic peptides (PNPs) are a class of systemically mobile molecules distantly related to expansins. While several physiological responses to PNPs have been reported, their biological role has remain...

    Authors: Stuart Meier, René Bastian, Lara Donaldson, Shane Murray, Vladimir Bajic and Chris Gehring
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:24
  31. The family Vitaceae consists of many different grape species that grow in a range of climatic conditions. In the past few years, several studies have generated functional genomic information on different Vitis sp...

    Authors: Harshavardhan Doddapaneni, Hong Lin, M Andrew Walker, Jiqiang Yao and Edwin L Civerolo
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:23
  32. ABC proteins constitute one of the largest families of transporters found in all living organisms. In Arabidopsis thaliana, 120 genes encoding ABC transporters have been identified. Here, the characterization of ...

    Authors: Stéphane Gaillard, Hélène Jacquet, Alain Vavasseur, Nathalie Leonhardt and Cyrille Forestier
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:22
  33. The root apical meristem of crop and model legume Medicago truncatula is a significantly different stem cell system to that of the widely studied model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana. In this study we used th...

    Authors: Peta Holmes, Nicolas Goffard, Georg F Weiller, Barry G Rolfe and Nijat Imin
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:21
  34. Information on more than 35 000 full-length Oryza sativa cDNAs, together with associated microarray gene expression data collected under various treatment conditions, has made it feasible to identify motifs that ...

    Authors: Koji Doi, Aeni Hosaka, Toshifumi Nagata, Kouji Satoh, Kohji Suzuki, Ramil Mauleon, Michael J Mendoza, Richard Bruskiewich and Shoshi Kikuchi
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:20
  35. Symbiotic ectomycorrhizal associations of fungi with forest trees play important and economically significant roles in the nutrition, growth and health of boreal forest trees, as well as in nutrient cycling. T...

    Authors: Gregory Heller, Aleksandra Adomas, Guosheng Li, Jason Osborne, Len van Zyl, Ron Sederoff, Roger D Finlay, Jan Stenlid and Frederick O Asiegbu
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:19
  36. High gene numbers in plant genomes reflect polyploidy and major gene duplication events. Oryza sativa, cultivated rice, is a diploid monocotyledonous species with a ~390 Mb genome that has undergone segmental dup...

    Authors: Haining Lin, Shu Ouyang, Rain Simons, Kan Nobuta, Brian J Haas, Wei Zhu, Xun Gu, Joana C Silva, Blake C Meyers and C Robin Buell
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:18
  37. Although originally thought to be less frequent in plants than in animals, alternative splicing (AS) is now known to be widespread in plants. Here we report the characteristics of AS in legumes, one of the lar...

    Authors: Bing-Bing Wang, Mike O'Toole, Volker Brendel and Nevin D Young
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:17
  38. Apple fruit develop over a period of 150 days from anthesis to fully ripe. An array representing approximately 13000 genes (15726 oligonucleotides of 45–55 bases) designed from apple ESTs has been used to stud...

    Authors: Bart J Janssen, Kate Thodey, Robert J Schaffer, Rob Alba, Lena Balakrishnan, Rebecca Bishop, Judith H Bowen, Ross N Crowhurst, Andrew P Gleave, Susan Ledger, Steve McArtney, Franz B Pichler, Kimberley C Snowden and Shayna Ward
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:16
  39. Many commercial banana varieties lack sources of resistance to pests and diseases, as a consequence of sterility and narrow genetic background. Fertile wild relatives, by contrast, possess greater variability ...

    Authors: Robert NG Miller, David J Bertioli, Franc C Baurens, Candice MR Santos, Paulo C Alves, Natalia F Martins, Roberto C Togawa, Manoel T Souza Júnior and Georgios J Pappas Júnior
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:15
  40. Cultivated peanut, Arachis hypogaea is an allotetraploid of recent origin, with an AABB genome. In common with many other polyploids, it seems that a severe genetic bottle-neck was imposed at the species origin, ...

    Authors: Patricia M Guimarães, Olivier Garsmeur, Karina Proite, Soraya CM Leal-Bertioli, Guilhermo Seijo, Christian Chaine, David J Bertioli and Angelique D'Hont
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:14
  41. Light and temperature are the key abiotic modulators of plant gene expression. In the present work the effect of light under low temperature treatment was analyzed by using microarrays. Specific attention was ...

    Authors: Arto J Soitamo, Mirva Piippo, Yagut Allahverdiyeva, Natalia Battchikova and Eva-Mari Aro
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:13
  42. Until recently, only a small number of low- and mid-throughput methods have been used for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery and genotyping in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.). However, following complet...

    Authors: Massimo Pindo, Silvia Vezzulli, Giuseppina Coppola, Dustin A Cartwright, Andrey Zharkikh, Riccardo Velasco and Michela Troggio
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:12
  43. Considering that sunflower production is expanding to arid regions, tolerance to abiotic stresses as drought, low temperatures and salinity arises as one of the main constrains nowadays. Differential organ-spe...

    Authors: Paula Fernandez, Julio Di Rienzo, Luis Fernandez, H Esteban Hopp, Norma Paniego and Ruth A Heinz
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:11
  44. Pollens from different olive (Olea europaea L.) cultivars have been shown to differ significantly in their content in Ole e 1 and in their overall allergenicity. This allergen is, in addition, characterized by a ...

    Authors: AbdelMounim Hamman-Khalifa, Antonio Jesús Castro, José Carlos Jiménez-López, María Isabel Rodríguez-García and Juan de Dios Alché
    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2008 8:10

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