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  1. The Arabidopsis FILAMENTOUS FLOWER (FIL) gene encodes a YABBY (YAB) family putative transcription factor that has been implicated in specifying abaxial cell identities and thus regulating organ polarity of latera...

    Authors: Nitsan Lugassi, Naomi Nakayama, Rachel Bochnik and Moriyah Zik

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:131

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  2. The ornamental plant Gerbera hybrida bears complex inflorescences with morphologically distinct floral morphs that are specific to the sunflower family Asteraceae. We have previously characterized several MADS bo...

    Authors: Satu Ruokolainen, Yan Peng Ng, Victor A Albert, Paula Elomaa and Teemu H Teeri

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:129

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  3. The flowering process in plants proceeds through the induction of an inflorescence meristem triggered by several pathways. Many of the genes associated with both the flowering process and floral architecture e...

    Authors: Satu Ruokolainen, Yan Peng Ng, Suvi K Broholm, Victor A Albert, Paula Elomaa and Teemu H Teeri

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:128

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  4. Breeding programs are usually reluctant to evaluate and use germplasm accessions other than the elite materials belonging to their advanced populations. The concept of core collections has been proposed to fac...

    Authors: Marco Pessoa-Filho, Paulo HN Rangel and Marcio E Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:127

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  5. Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) has often been associated with abnormal mitochondrial open reading frames. The mitochondrial gene orfH79 is a candidate gene for causing the CMS trait in CMS-Honglian (CMS-HL) ric...

    Authors: Xiaojue Peng, Kun Wang, Chaofeng Hu, Youlin Zhu, Ting Wang, Jing Yang, Jiping Tong, Shaoqing Li and Yingguo Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:125

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  6. Low-molecular-weight glutenin subunits (LMW-GS) play a crucial role in determining end-use quality of common wheat by influencing the viscoelastic properties of dough. Four different methods - sodium dodecyl s...

    Authors: Li Liu, Tatsuya M Ikeda, Gerard Branlard, Roberto J Peña, William J Rogers, Silvia E Lerner, María A Kolman, Xianchun Xia, Linhai Wang, Wujun Ma, Rudi Appels, Hisashi Yoshida, Aili Wang, Yueming Yan and Zhonghu He

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:124

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  7. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding regulatory RNAs that regulate gene expression by guiding target mRNA cleavage or translational inhibition. MiRNAs can have large-scale regulatory effects on d...

    Authors: Mingming Xin, Yu Wang, Yingyin Yao, Chaojie Xie, Huiru Peng, Zhongfu Ni and Qixin Sun

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:123

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  8. In our laboratory we use cultured chicory (Cichorium intybus) explants as a model to investigate cell reactivation and somatic embryogenesis and have produced 2 chicory genotypes (K59, C15) sharing a similar gene...

    Authors: Anca Lucau-Danila, Laurent Laborde, Sylvain Legrand, Ludovic Huot, David Hot, Yves Lemoine, Jean-Louis Hilbert, Simon Hawkins, Marie-Christine Quillet, Theo Hendriks and Anne-Sophie Blervacq

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:122

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  9. Among the cereal crops, barley is the species with the greatest adaptability to a wide range of environments. To determine the level and structure of genetic diversity in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces fro...

    Authors: Tesema Tanto Hadado, Domenico Rau, Elena Bitocchi and Roberto Papa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:121

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  10. Plants grown under iron deficiency show different morphological, biochemical and physiological changes. These changes include, among others, the elicitation of different strategies to improve the acquisition o...

    Authors: Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, Sofía Andaluz, Jorge Rodríguez-Celma, Gert Wohlgemuth, Graziano Zocchi, Ana Álvarez-Fernández, Oliver Fiehn, Ana Flor López-Millán and Javier Abadía

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:120

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  11. Phytochromes are a family of red/far-red photoreceptors that regulate a number of important developmental traits in cotton (Gossypium spp.), including plant architecture, fiber development, and photoperiodic flow...

    Authors: Ibrokhim Y Abdurakhmonov, Zabardast T Buriev, Carla Jo Logan-Young, Abdusattor Abdukarimov and Alan E Pepper

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:119

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  12. With the availability of rice and sorghum genome sequences and ongoing efforts to sequence genomes of other cereal and energy crops, the grass family (Poaceae) has become a model system for comparative genomic...

    Authors: Zhenhua Peng, Tingting Lu, Lubin Li, Xiaohui Liu, Zhimin Gao, Tao Hu, Xuewen Yang, Qi Feng, Jianping Guan, Qijun Weng, Danlin Fan, Chuanrang Zhu, Ying Lu, Bin Han and Zehui Jiang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:116

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  13. Chemical and biological processes dictate an individual organism's ability to recognize and respond to other organisms. A small but growing body of evidence suggests that plants may be capable of recognizing a...

    Authors: Amanda K Broz, Corey D Broeckling, Clelia De-la-Peña, Matthew R Lewis, Erick Greene, Ragan M Callaway, Lloyd W Sumner and Jorge M Vivanco

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:115

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  14. Recent discoveries highlighting the metabolic malleability of plant lignification indicate that lignin can be engineered to dramatically alter its composition and properties. Current plant biotechnology effort...

    Authors: John H Grabber, Paul F Schatz, Hoon Kim, Fachuang Lu and John Ralph

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:114

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  15. Among the dietary essential amino acids, the most severely limiting in the cereals is lysine. Since cereals make up half of the human diet, lysine limitation has quality/nutritional consequences. The breakdown...

    Authors: Olin D Anderson, Devin Coleman-Derr, Yong Q Gu and Sekou Heath

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:113

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  16. Understanding of the genetic architecture of plant UV-B responses allows extensive targeted testing of candidate genes or regions, along with combinations of those genes, for placement in metabolic or signal t...

    Authors: Mariana Conte, Silvia de Simone, Susan J Simmons, Carlos L Ballaré and Ann E Stapleton

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:112

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  17. Raphanusanin (Ra) is a light-induced growth inhibitor involved in the inhibition of hypocotyl growth in response to unilateral blue-light illumination in radish seedlings. Knowledge of the roles of Ra still re...

    Authors: Moehninsi, Kenji Miura, Haruyuki Nakajyo, Kosumi Yamada, Koji Hasegawa and Hideyuki Shigemori

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:111

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  18. In flowering plants, the female gametophyte is typically a seven-celled structure with four cell types: the egg cell, the central cell, the synergid cells, and the antipodal cells. These cells perform essentia...

    Authors: Dongfang Wang, Changqing Zhang, David J Hearn, Il-Ho Kang, Jayson A Punwani, Megan I Skaggs, Gary N Drews, Karen S Schumaker and Ramin Yadegari

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:110

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  19. The endogenous circadian clock allows the organism to synchronize processes both to daily and seasonal changes. In plants, many metabolic processes such as photosynthesis, as well as photoperiodic responses, a...

    Authors: Karl Holm, Thomas Källman, Niclas Gyllenstrand, Harald Hedman and Ulf Lagercrantz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:109

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  20. Arsenic contamination is widespread throughout the world and this toxic metalloid is known to cause cancers of organs such as liver, kidney, skin, and lung in human. In spite of a recent surge in arsenic relat...

    Authors: Bibin Paulose, Suganthi Kandasamy and Om Parkash Dhankher

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:108

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  21. Cyclamen is a popular and economically significant pot plant crop in several countries. Molecular breeding technologies provide opportunities to metabolically engineer the well-characterized flavonoid biosynth...

    Authors: Murray R Boase, David H Lewis, Kevin M Davies, Gayle B Marshall, Deepa Patel, Kathy E Schwinn and Simon C Deroles

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:107

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  22. Laser microdissection (LMD) has been established for isolation of individual tissue types from herbaceous plants. However, there are few reports of cell- and tissue-specific analysis in woody perennials. While...

    Authors: Eric Abbott, Dawn Hall, Björn Hamberger and Jörg Bohlmann

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:106

    Content type: Methodology article

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  23. Soybean (Glycine max [L] Merr.) seed isoflavones have long been considered a desirable trait to target in selection programs for their contribution to human health and plant defense systems. However, attempts to ...

    Authors: Juan J Gutierrez-Gonzalez, Xiaolei Wu, Jason D Gillman, Jeong-Dong Lee, Rui Zhong, Oliver Yu, Grover Shannon, Mark Ellersieck, Henry T Nguyen and David A Sleper

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:105

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  24. Soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines, SCN) is the most economically damaging pathogen of soybean (Glycine max) in the U.S. The Rhg1 locus is repeatedly observed as the quantitative trait locus with the grea...

    Authors: Sara Melito, Adam L Heuberger, David Cook, Brian W Diers, Ann E MacGuidwin and Andrew F Bent

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:104

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  25. Studies on host-pathogen interactions in a range of pathosystems have revealed an array of mechanisms by which plants reduce the efficiency of pathogenesis. While R-gene mediated resistance confers highly effe...

    Authors: Chia-Lin Chung, Joy M Longfellow, Ellie K Walsh, Zura Kerdieh, George Van Esbroeck, Peter Balint-Kurti and Rebecca J Nelson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:103

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  26. Around 14% of protein-coding genes of Arabidopsis thaliana genes from the TAIR9 genome release are annotated as producing multiple transcript variants through alternative splicing. However, for most alternatively...

    Authors: Adam C English, Ketan S Patel and Ann E Loraine

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:102

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  27. The Protein Disulfide Isomerase (PDI) gene family encodes several PDI and PDI-like proteins containing thioredoxin domains and controlling diversified metabolic functions, including disulfide bond formation an...

    Authors: Elisa d'Aloisio, Anna R Paolacci, Arun P Dhanapal, Oronzo A Tanzarella, Enrico Porceddu and Mario Ciaffi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:101

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  28. Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase (CAD) proteins function in lignin biosynthesis and play a critical role in wood development and plant defense against stresses. Previous phylogenetic studies did not include gene...

    Authors: Abdelali Barakat, Agnieszka Bagniewska-Zadworna, Christopher J Frost and John E Carlson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:100

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  29. Expansins form a large multi-gene family found in wheat and other cereal genomes that are involved in the expansion of cell walls as a tissue grows. The expansin family can be divided up into two main groups, ...

    Authors: James Breen, Dora Li, David S Dunn, Ferenc Békés, Xiuying Kong, Juncheng Zhang, Jizeng Jia, Thomas Wicker, Rohit Mago, Wujun Ma, Matthew Bellgard and Rudi Appels

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:99

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  30. The complexity of the wheat genome has resulted from waves of retrotransposable element insertions. Gene deletions and disruptions generated by the fast replacement of repetitive elements in wheat have resulte...

    Authors: James Breen, Thomas Wicker, Xiuying Kong, Juncheng Zhang, Wujun Ma, Etienne Paux, Catherine Feuillet, Rudi Appels and Matthew Bellgard

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:98

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  31. Plant Ca2+ signals are involved in a wide array of intracellular signaling pathways after pest invasion. Ca2+-binding sensory proteins such as Ca2+-dependent protein kinases (CPKs) have been predicted to mediate ...

    Authors: Chidananda Nagamangala Kanchiswamy, Hirotaka Takahashi, Stefano Quadro, Massimo E Maffei, Simone Bossi, Cinzia Bertea, Simon Atsbaha Zebelo, Atsushi Muroi, Nobuaki Ishihama, Hirofumi Yoshioka, Wilhelm Boland, Junji Takabayashi, Yaeta Endo, Tatsuya Sawasaki and Gen-ichiro Arimura

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:97

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  32. The large and diverse land plant lineage is nested within a clade of fresh water green algae, the charophytes. Collection of genome-scale data for land plants and other organisms over the past decade has invig...

    Authors: Ruth E Timme and Charles F Delwiche

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:96

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  33. Plant Receptor-like/Pelle kinases (RLK) are a group of conserved signalling components that regulate developmental programs and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. One of the largest RLK groups is formed...

    Authors: Michael Wrzaczek, Mikael Brosché, Jarkko Salojärvi, Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi, Niina Idänheimo, Sophia Mersmann, Silke Robatzek, Stanisław Karpiński, Barbara Karpińska and Jaakko Kangasjärvi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:95

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  34. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is an outbreeding allotetraploid species and an important forage legume in temperate grassland agriculture. Comparison of sub-genome architecture and study of nucleotide sequenc...

    Authors: Melanie L Hand, Noel OI Cogan, Timothy I Sawbridge, German C Spangenberg and John W Forster

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:94

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  35. Introns stimulate gene expression in a wide range of organisms by increasing the levels of mature mRNA, without affecting mRNA stability. Although introns sometimes function as transcriptional enhancers, they ...

    Authors: Tsofit Akua, Irina Berezin and Orit Shaul

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:93

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  36. Peptide transporter (PTR) family whose member can transport di-/tripeptides and nitrate is important for plant growth and development. Although the rice (Oryza sativa L.) genome has been sequenced for a few years...

    Authors: Xiaobo Zhao, Jianyan Huang, Huihui Yu, Lei Wang and Weibo Xie

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:92

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  37. Salt stress is one of the major abiotic stresses affecting plant growth and productivity. Vacuolar H+-pyrophosphatase (H+-PPase) genes play an important role in salt stress tolerance in multiple species.

    Authors: Qinghua Sun, Feng Gao, Lei Zhao, Kunpeng Li and Juren Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:90

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  38. Somatic embryogenesis in spruce is a process of high importance for biotechnology, yet it comprises of orchestrated series of events whose cellular and molecular details are not well understood. In this study,...

    Authors: Kateřina Schwarzerová, Zuzana Vondráková, Lukáš Fischer, Petra Boříková, Erica Bellinvia, Kateřina Eliášová, Lenka Havelková, Jindřiška Fišerová, Martin Vágner and Zdeněk Opatrný

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:89

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  39. In the last hundred years, the development of improved wheat cultivars has led to the replacement of landraces and traditional varieties by modern cultivars. This has resulted in a decline in the genetic diver...

    Authors: Navreet K Bhullar, Zhiqing Zhang, Thomas Wicker and Beat Keller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:88

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  40. Oat, Avena sativa is the sixth most important cereal in the world. Presently oat is mostly used as feed for animals. However, oat also has special properties that make it beneficial for human consumption and has ...

    Authors: Aakash Chawade, Per Sikora, Marcus Bräutigam, Mikael Larsson, Vivekanand Vivekanand, Montedar All Nakash, Tingsu Chen and Olof Olsson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:86

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  41. Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and soybean (Glycine max) both belong to the Phaseoleae tribe and share significant coding sequence homology. This suggests that the GeneChip® Soybean Genome Array (soybean Gen...

    Authors: S Samuel Yang, Oswaldo Valdés-López, Wayne W Xu, Bruna Bucciarelli, John W Gronwald, Georgina Hernández and Carroll P Vance

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:85

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  42. Two component systems (TCS) are phosphotransfer-based signal transduction pathways first discovered in bacteria, where they perform most of the sensing tasks. They present a highly modular structure, comprisin...

    Authors: Luís M Muñiz, Joaquín Royo, Elisa Gómez, Gaelle Baudot, Wyatt Paul and Gregorio Hueros

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:84

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  43. Dunaliella salina Teodoresco, a unicellular, halophilic green alga belonging to the Chlorophyceae, is among the most industrially important microalgae. This is because D. salina can produce massive amounts of β-c...

    Authors: David Roy Smith, Robert W Lee, John C Cushman, Jon K Magnuson, Duc Tran and Jürgen EW Polle

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:83

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  44. Vanilla planifolia is an important Orchid commercially cultivated for the production of natural vanilla flavour. Vanilla plants are conventionally propagated by stem cuttings and thus causing injury to the mother...

    Authors: Tony L Palama, Patrice Menard, Isabelle Fock, Young H Choi, Emmanuel Bourdon, Joyce Govinden-Soulange, Muriel Bahut, Bertrand Payet, Robert Verpoorte and Hippolyte Kodja

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:82

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  45. Strawberry (Fragaria spp.) is the familiar name of a group of economically important crop plants and wild relatives that also represent an emerging system for the study of gene and genome evolution. Its small sta...

    Authors: Thomas M Davis, Melanie E Shields, Qian Zhang, Denise Tombolato-Terzić, Jeffrey L Bennetzen, Ana C Pontaroli, Hao Wang, Qin Yao, Phillip SanMiguel and Kevin M Folta

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:81

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