Skip to main content



Page 66 of 69

  1. Content type: Research article

    Nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat (NBS-LRR)-encoding genes comprise the largest class of plant disease resistance genes. The 149 NBS-LRR-encoding genes and the 58 related genes that do not encode LRR...

    Authors: Xiaoping Tan, Blake C Meyers, Alexander Kozik, Marilyn AL West, Michele Morgante, Dina A St Clair, Andrew F Bent and Richard W Michelmore

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:56

    Published on:

  2. Content type: Research article

    Alternative splicing (AS) contributes significantly to protein diversity, by selectively using different combinations of exons of the same gene under certain circumstances. One particular type of AS is the use...

    Authors: Wei-Hua Chen, Guanting Lv, Congying Lv, Changqing Zeng and Songnian Hu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:55

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Research article

    Saffron (Crocus sativus L., Iridaceae) flowers have been used as a spice and medicinal plant ever since the Greek-Minoan civilization. The edible part – the stigmas – are commonly considered the most expensive sp...

    Authors: Nunzio D'Agostino, Daniele Pizzichini, Maria Luisa Chiusano and Giovanni Giuliano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:53

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Research article

    Vascular plants respond to pathogens by activating a diverse array of defense mechanisms. Studies with these plants have provided a wealth of information on pathogen recognition, signal transduction and the ac...

    Authors: Inés Ponce de León, Juan Pablo Oliver, Alexandra Castro, Carina Gaggero, Marcel Bentancor and Sabina Vidal

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:52

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Research article

    Inorganic polyphosphate (poly P), linear chains of phosphate residues linked by energy rich phosphoanhydride bonds, is found in every cell and organelle and is abundant in algae. Depending on its localization ...

    Authors: Thomas P Werner, Nikolaus Amrhein and Florian M Freimoser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:51

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research article

    Real-time RT-PCR has become a powerful technique to monitor low-abundance mRNA expression and is a useful tool when examining bacterial gene expression inside infected host tissues. However, correct evaluation...

    Authors: Gunnhild W Takle, Ian K Toth and May B Brurberg

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:50

    Published on:

  7. Content type: Research article

    It was proposed that differentially-expressed genes, aside from genetic variations affecting protein processing and functioning, between hybrid and its parents provide essential candidates for studying heteros...

    Authors: Shuhui Song, Hongzhu Qu, Chen Chen, Songnian Hu and Jun Yu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:49

    Published on:

  8. Content type: Research article

    The cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels (CNGCs) maintain cation homeostasis essential for a wide range of physiological processes in plant cells. However, the precise subcellular locations and trafficking of ...

    Authors: David A Christopher, Tamas Borsics, Christen YL Yuen, Wendy Ullmer, Christine Andème-Ondzighi, Marilou A Andres, Byung-Ho Kang and L Andrew Staehelin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:48

    Published on:

  9. Content type: Research article

    Most transcription factors fulfill their role in complexes and regulate their target genes upon binding to DNA motifs located in upstream regions or introns. To date, knowledge about transcription factor targe...

    Authors: Stefan de Folter, Susan L Urbanus, Lisette GC van Zuijlen, Kerstin Kaufmann and Gerco C Angenent

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:47

    Published on:

  10. Content type: Research article

    Fruit coloration of red-skinned grapevines is mainly due to anthocyanin pigments. We analysed a panel of nine cultivars that included extreme phenotypes for berry colour, ranging from green (absence of anthocy...

    Authors: Simone D Castellarin and Gabriele Di Gaspero

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:46

    Published on:

  11. Content type: Research article

    The holoparasitic plant genus Cuscuta comprises species with photosynthetic capacity and functional chloroplasts as well as achlorophyllous and intermediate forms with restricted photosynthetic activity and degen...

    Authors: Helena T Funk, Sabine Berg, Karin Krupinska, Uwe G Maier and Kirsten Krause

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:45

    Published on:

  12. Content type: Research article

    Association analysis is an alternative way for QTL mapping in ryegrass. So far, knowledge on nucleotide diversity and linkage disequilibrium in ryegrass is lacking, which is essential for the efficiency of ass...

    Authors: Yongzhong Xing, Uschi Frei, Britt Schejbel, Torben Asp and Thomas Lübberstedt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:43

    Published on:

  13. Content type: Research article

    Calcium is commonly involved as intracellular messenger in the transduction by plants of a wide range of biotic stimuli, including signals from pathogenic and symbiotic fungi. Trichoderma spp. are largely used in...

    Authors: Lorella Navazio, Barbara Baldan, Roberto Moscatiello, Anna Zuppini, Sheridan L Woo, Paola Mariani and Matteo Lorito

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:41

    Published on:

  14. Content type: Database

    Molecular genetic maps provide a means to link heritable traits with underlying genome sequence variation. Several genetic maps have been constructed for Brassica species, yet to date, there has been no simple me...

    Authors: Geraldine AC Lim, Erica G Jewell, Xi Li, Timothy A Erwin, Christopher Love, Jacqueline Batley, German Spangenberg and David Edwards

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:40

    Published on:

  15. Content type: Database

    Microarray technologies now belong to the standard functional genomics toolbox and have undergone massive development leading to increased genome coverage, accuracy and reliability. The number of experiments e...

    Authors: Nikoleta Dupl'áková, David Reňák, Patrik Hovanec, Barbora Honysová, David Twell and David Honys

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:39

    Published on:

  16. Content type: Research article

    Proper development of plastids in embryo and seedling tissues is critical for plant development. During germination, plastids develop to perform many critical functions that are necessary to establish the seed...

    Authors: Nicholas J Ruppel and Roger P Hangarter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:37

    Published on:

  17. Content type: Research article

    Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers are highly informative and widely used for genetic and breeding studies in several plant species. They are used for cultivar identification, variety protection, as anchor m...

    Authors: Torben Asp, Ursula K Frei, Thomas Didion, Klaus K Nielsen and Thomas Lübberstedt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:36

    Published on:

  18. Content type: Research article

    The hypersensitive necrosis response (HR) of resistant plants to avirulent pathogens is a form of programmed cell death in which the plant sacrifices a few cells under attack, restricting pathogen growth into ...

    Authors: Sonja Vorwerk, Celine Schiff, Marjorie Santamaria, Serry Koh, Marc Nishimura, John Vogel, Chris Somerville and Shauna Somerville

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:35

    Published on:

  19. Content type: Research article

    Translation initiation factors of the 4E and 4G protein families mediate resistance to several RNA plant viruses in the natural diversity of crops. Particularly, a single point mutation in melon eukaryotic tra...

    Authors: Cristina Nieto, Florence Piron, Marion Dalmais, Cristina F Marco, Enrique Moriones, Ma Luisa Gómez-Guillamón, Verónica Truniger, Pedro Gómez, Jordi Garcia-Mas, Miguel A Aranda and Abdelhafid Bendahmane

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:34

    Published on:

  20. Content type: Research article

    Metal hyperaccumulators, including various Thlaspi species, constitutively express the putative metal transporter MTP1 to high levels in shoots. Here we present data on the transcriptional regulation and localiza...

    Authors: Balasubramaniam Muthukumar, Bakhtiyor Yakubov and David E Salt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:32

    Published on:

  21. Content type: Research article

    Cell elongation is mainly limited by the extensibility of the cell wall. Dicotyledonous primary (growing) cell walls contain cellulose, xyloglucan, pectin and proteins, but little is known about how each polym...

    Authors: Paul Derbyshire, Maureen C McCann and Keith Roberts

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:31

    Published on:

  22. Content type: Research article

    Tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] is the major cereal crop in Ethiopia. Tef is an allotetraploid with a base chromosome number of 10 (2n = 4× = 40) and a genome size of 730 Mbp. The goal of this study was to i...

    Authors: Ju-Kyung Yu, Elizabeth Graznak, Flavio Breseghello, Hailu Tefera and Mark E Sorrells

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:30

    Published on:

  23. Content type: Research article

    Musa species contain the fourth most important crop in developing countries. Here, we report the analysis of 6,252 BAC end-sequences, in order to view the sequence composition of the Musa acuminata genome in a co...

    Authors: Foo Cheung and Christopher D Town

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:29

    Published on:

  24. Content type: Research article

    Somatic embryogenesis (SE) is an asexual propagation pathway requiring a somatic-to-embryonic transition of differentiated somatic cells toward embryogenic cells capable of producing embryos in a process resem...

    Authors: Sylvain Legrand, Theo Hendriks, Jean-Louis Hilbert and Marie-Christine Quillet

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:27

    Published on:

  25. Content type: Research article

    The eukaryotic TOR pathway controls translation, growth and the cell cycle in response to environmental signals such as nutrients or growth-stimulating factors. The TOR protein kinase can be inactivated by the...

    Authors: Rodnay Sormani, Lei Yao, Benoît Menand, Najla Ennar, Cécile Lecampion, Christian Meyer and Christophe Robaglia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:26

    Published on:

  26. Content type: Research article

    The economic and biological implications of plant invasion are overwhelming; however, the processes by which plants become successful invaders are not well understood. Limited genetic resources are available f...

    Authors: Amanda K Broz, Corey D Broeckling, Ji He, Xinbin Dai, Patrick X Zhao and Jorge M Vivanco

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:25

    Published on:

  27. Content type: Research article

    Endogenous pararetroviral sequences (EPRVs) are a recently discovered class of repetitive sequences that is broadly distributed in the plant kingdom. The potential contribution of EPRVs to plant pathogenicity ...

    Authors: Christina Staginnus, Wolfgang Gregor, M Florian Mette, Chee How Teo, Eduviges Glenda Borroto-Fernández, Margit Laimer da Câmara Machado, Marjori Matzke and Trude Schwarzacher

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:24

    Published on:

  28. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to analyze the efficiency of three new microsatellite multiplex panels, which were designed to evaluate a total of 16 loci of the rice genome, based on single PCR reactions of each panel. A sa...

    Authors: Marco Pessoa-Filho, André Beló, António AN Alcochete, Paulo HN Rangel and Márcio E Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:23

    Published on:

  29. Content type: Research article

    Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) fibers are trichomes that initiate from the ovule epidermis. Little is known about the developmental pathway causing fiber to differentiate from ovular epidermal cells even though l...

    Authors: Earl W Taliercio and Deborah Boykin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:22

    Published on:

  30. Content type: Research article

    Rhizobia symbionts elicit root nodule formation in leguminous plants. Nodule development requires local accumulation of auxin. Both plants and rhizobia synthesise auxin. We have addressed the effects of bacter...

    Authors: Youry Pii, Massimo Crimi, Giorgia Cremonese, Angelo Spena and Tiziana Pandolfini

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:21

    Published on:

  31. Content type: Research article

    The plant hormone auxin exerts many of its effects on growth and development by controlling transcription of downstream genes. The Arabidopsis gene AXR3/IAA17 encodes a member of the Aux/IAA family of auxin respo...

    Authors: Mimi Tanimoto, Jemma Jowett, Petra Stirnberg, Dean Rouse and Ottoline Leyser

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:20

    Published on:

  32. Content type: Methodology article

    Rice is both a food source for a majority of the world's population and an important model system. Available functional genomics resources include targeted insertion mutagenesis and transgenic tools. While the...

    Authors: Bradley J Till, Jennifer Cooper, Thomas H Tai, Peter Colowit, Elizabeth A Greene, Steven Henikoff and Luca Comai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:19

    Published on:

  33. Content type: Research article

    AtNHX1, the most abundant vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter in Arabidopsis thaliana, mediates the transport of Na+ and K+ into the vacuole, influencing plant development and contributing to salt tolerance. In this repor...

    Authors: Jordan B Sottosanto, Yehoshua Saranga and Eduardo Blumwald

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:18

    Published on:

  34. Content type: Research article

    Several members of the R2R3-MYB family of transcription factors act as regulators of lignin and phenylpropanoid metabolism during wood formation in angiosperm and gymnosperm plants. The angiosperm Arabidopsis has...

    Authors: Frank Bedon, Jacqueline Grima-Pettenati and John Mackay

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:17

    Published on:

  35. Content type: Research article

    Receptor-like kinases are a prominent class of surface receptors that regulate many aspects of the plant life cycle. Despite recent advances the function of most receptor-like kinases remains elusive. Therefor...

    Authors: Banu Eyüboglu, Karen Pfister, Georg Haberer, David Chevalier, Angelika Fuchs, Klaus FX Mayer and Kay Schneitz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:16

    Published on:

  36. Content type: Research article

    Raspberry breeding programmes worldwide aim to produce improved cultivars to satisfy market demands and within these programmes there are many targets, including increased fruit quality, yield and season, and ...

    Authors: Daniel J Sargent, Felicidad Fernández-Fernández, Alicja Rys, Victoria H Knight, David W Simpson and Kenneth R Tobutt

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:15

    Published on:

  37. Content type: Research article

    Cynara cardunculus L. is an edible plant of pharmaceutical interest, in particular with respect to the polyphenolic content of its leaves. It includes three taxa: globe artichoke, cultivated cardoon, and wild car...

    Authors: Cinzia Comino, Sergio Lanteri, Ezio Portis, Alberto Acquadro, Annalisa Romani, Alain Hehn, Romain Larbat and Frédéric Bourgaud

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:14

    Published on:

  38. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are regulatory RNA molecules that are specified by their mode of action, the structure of primary transcripts, and their typical size of 20–24 nucleotides. Frequently, not only single miRNAs...

    Authors: Isam Fattash, Björn Voß, Ralf Reski, Wolfgang R Hess and Wolfgang Frank

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:13

    Published on:

  39. Content type: Research article

    Damask roses (Rosa damascena Mill.) are mainly used for essential oil production. Previous studies have indicated that all production material in Bulgaria and Turkey consists of only one genotype. Nine polymorphi...

    Authors: Alireza Babaei, Seyed Reza Tabaei-Aghdaei, Morteza Khosh-Khui, Reza Omidbaigi, Mohammad Reza Naghavi, Gerhard D Esselink and Marinus JM Smulders

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:12

    Published on:

  40. Content type: Research article

    Beta-carotene is the main dietary precursor of vitamin A. Potato tubers contain low levels of carotenoids, composed mainly of the xanthophylls lutein (in the beta-epsilon branch) and violaxanthin (in the beta-...

    Authors: Gianfranco Diretto, Ralf Welsch, Raffaela Tavazza, Fabienne Mourgues, Daniele Pizzichini, Peter Beyer and Giovanni Giuliano

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:11

    Published on:

  41. Content type: Research article

    When plant tissue is passaged through in vitro culture, many regenerated plants appear to be no longer clonal copies of their donor genotype. Among the factors that affect this so-called tissue culture induced va...

    Authors: Piotr T Bednarek, Renata Orłowska, Robert MD Koebner and Janusz Zimny

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:10

    Published on:

  42. Content type: Research article

    The genus Arachis includes Arachis hypogaea (cultivated peanut) and wild species that are used in peanut breeding or as forage. Molecular markers have been employed in several studies of this genus, but microsate...

    Authors: Marcos A Gimenes, Andrea A Hoshino, Andrea VG Barbosa, Dario A Palmieri and Catalina R Lopes

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:9

    Published on:

  43. Content type: Research article

    The gram-negative bacterium Xylella fastidiosa (Xf) is the causal agent of Pierce's disease (PD) in grape as well as diseases of many fruit and ornamental plants. The current molecular breeding efforts have ident...

    Authors: Hong Lin, Harshavardhan Doddapaneni, Yuri Takahashi and M Andrew Walker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:8

    Published on:

  44. Content type: Research article

    Due to its origin, peanut has a very narrow genetic background. Wild relatives can be a source of genetic variability for cultivated peanut. In this study, the transcriptome of the wild species Arachis stenosperm...

    Authors: Karina Proite, Soraya CM Leal-Bertioli, David J Bertioli, Márcio C Moretzsohn, Felipe R da Silva, Natalia F Martins and Patrícia M Guimarães

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:7

    Published on:

2018 Journal Metrics

Portable Peer Review

The editors of BMC Plant Biology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.