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  1. Content type: Database

    Blueberry is a member of the Ericaceae family, which also includes closely related cranberry and more distantly related rhododendron, azalea, and mountain laurel. Blueberry is a major berry crop in the United Sta...

    Authors: Nadim W Alkharouf, Anik L Dhanaraj, Dhananjay Naik, Chris Overall, Benjamin F Matthews and Lisa J Rowland

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:5

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  2. Content type: Research article

    A wide range of stimuli evoke rapid and transient increases in [Ca2+]cyt in plant cells which are transmitted by protein sensors that contain EF-hand motifs. Here, a group of Oryza sativa L. genes encoding calmod...

    Authors: Bongkoj Boonburapong and Teerapong Buaboocha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:4

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The ethylene receptor family of Arabidopsis consists of five members, falling into two subfamilies. Subfamily 1 is composed of ETR1 and ERS1, and subfamily 2 is composed of ETR2, ERS2, and EIN4. Although mutat...

    Authors: Xiang Qu, Brenda P Hall, Zhiyong Gao and G Eric Schaller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:3

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  4. Content type: Research article

    A common feature of plant defense responses is the transcriptional regulation of a large number of genes upon pathogen infection or treatment with pathogen elicitors. A large body of evidence suggests that pla...

    Authors: Zuyu Zheng, Stephen L Mosher, Baofang Fan, Daniel F Klessig and Zhixiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:2

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The large amount of available sequence information for the plant acyl-ACP thioesterases (TEs) made it possible to use a bioinformatics-guided approach to identify amino acid residues involved in substrate spec...

    Authors: Kimberly M Mayer and John Shanklin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2007 7:1

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Glycosyl hydrolase family 1 (GH1) β-glucosidases have been implicated in physiologically important processes in plants, such as response to biotic and abiotic stresses, defense against herbivores, activation o...

    Authors: Rodjana Opassiri, Busarakum Pomthong, Tassanee Onkoksoong, Takashi Akiyama, Asim Esen and James R Ketudat Cairns

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:33

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Lutein is the most abundant xanthophyll in the photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants. It binds to site L1 of all Lhc proteins, whose occupancy is indispensable for protein folding and quenching chlorophyll...

    Authors: Luca Dall'Osto, Chiara Lico, Jean Alric, Giovanni Giuliano, Michel Havaux and Roberto Bassi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:32

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The effective functional analysis of male gametophyte development requires new tools enabling the spatially and temporally controlled expression of both marker genes and modified genes of interest. In particul...

    Authors: David Honys, Sung-Aeong Oh, David Reňák, Maarten Donders, Blanka Šolcová, James Andrew Johnson, Rita Boudová and David Twell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:31

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Proteases play key roles in plants, maintaining strict protein quality control and degrading specific sets of proteins in response to diverse environmental and developmental stimuli. Similarities and differenc...

    Authors: Maribel García-Lorenzo, Andreas Sjödin, Stefan Jansson and Christiane Funk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:30

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although the biosynthetic pathways for anthocyanins and their regulation have been well studied, the mechanism of anthocyanin accumulation in the cell is still poorly understood. Different models have been pro...

    Authors: Huaibi Zhang, Lei Wang, Simon Deroles, Raymond Bennett and Kevin Davies

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:29

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Exploiting genetic diversity requires previous knowledge of the extent and structure of the variation occurring in a species. Such knowledge can in turn be used to build a core-collection, i.e. a subset of acc...

    Authors: Joëlle Ronfort, Thomas Bataillon, Sylvain Santoni, Magalie Delalande, Jacques L David and Jean-Marie Prosperi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:28

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  12. Content type: Methodology article

    Accuracy in quantitative real-time RT-PCR is dependent on high quality RNA, consistent cDNA synthesis, and validated stable reference genes for data normalization. Reference genes used for normalization impact...

    Authors: Karen E Reid, Niclas Olsson, James Schlosser, Fred Peng and Steven T Lund

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:27

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Reports of plant molecular responses to pathogenic infections have pinpointed increases in activity of several genes of the phenylpropanoid pathway leading to the synthesis of lignin and flavonoids. The majori...

    Authors: Gracia Zabala, Jijun Zou, Jigyasa Tuteja, Delkin O Gonzalez, Steven J Clough and Lila O Vodkin

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:26

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Roots are an attractive system for genomic and post-genomic studies of NaCl responses, due to their primary importance to agriculture, and because of their relative structural and biochemical simplicity. Excel...

    Authors: Yuanqing Jiang and Michael K Deyholos

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:25

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In the past decade, much work has been done to dissect the molecular basis of the defence signalling pathway in plants known as Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR). Most of the work has been carried out in mode...

    Authors: Jean M Bonasera, Jihyun F Kim and Steven V Beer

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:23

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The tomato kinase Pto confers resistance to bacterial speck disease caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato in a gene for gene manner. Upon recognition of specific avirulence factors the Pto kinase activates mu...

    Authors: Markus M Herrmann, Sheena Pinto, Jantjeline Kluth, Udo Wienand and René Lorbiecke

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:22

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The production of Citrus, the largest fruit crop of international economic value, has recently been imperiled due to the introduction of the bacterial disease Citrus canker. No significant improvements have been ...

    Authors: Michael G Bausher, Nameirakpam D Singh, Seung-Bum Lee, Robert K Jansen and Henry Daniell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:21

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Eucalypts are the most widely planted hardwood trees in the world occupying globally more than 18 million hectares as an important source of carbon neutral renewable energy and raw material for pulp, paper and...

    Authors: Rosana PV Brondani, Emlyn R Williams, Claudio Brondani and Dario Grattapaglia

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:20

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The bZIP class Abscisic acid Responsive Element (ABRE)-binding factor, OSBZ8 (38.5 kD) has been considered to regulate ABA-mediated transcription in the suspension cultured cells of japonica rice. Still, nothi...

    Authors: Kakali Mukherjee, Aryadeep Roy Choudhury, Bhaskar Gupta, Sudhiranjan Gupta and Dibyendu N Sengupta

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:18

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Plastid genome sequence information is vital to several disciplines in plant biology, including phylogenetics and molecular biology. The past five years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of comp...

    Authors: Michael J Moore, Amit Dhingra, Pamela S Soltis, Regina Shaw, William G Farmerie, Kevin M Folta and Douglas E Soltis

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:17

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The endemic Hawaiian mints represent a major island radiation that likely originated from hybridization between two North American polyploid lineages. In contrast with the extensive morphological and ecologica...

    Authors: Charlotte Lindqvist, Anne-Cathrine Scheen, Mi-Jeong Yoo, Paris Grey, David G Oppenheimer, James H Leebens-Mack, Douglas E Soltis, Pamela S Soltis and Victor A Albert

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:16

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To coordinate metabolite fluxes and energy availability, plants adjust metabolism and gene expression to environmental changes through employment of interacting signalling pathways.

    Authors: Dennis Wormuth, Margarete Baier, Andrea Kandlbinder, Renate Scheibe, Wolfram Hartung and Karl-Josef Dietz

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:15

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Floral scent is one of the important strategies for ensuring fertilization and for determining seed or fruit set. Research on plant scents has hampered mainly by the invisibility of this character, its dynamic...

    Authors: Yu-Yun Hsiao, Wen-Chieh Tsai, Chang-Sheng Kuoh, Tian-Hsiang Huang, Hei-Chia Wang, Tian-Shung Wu, Yann-Lii Leu, Wen-Huei Chen and Hong-Hwa Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:14

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Potato is a major staple food, and modification of its provitamin content is a possible means for alleviating nutritional deficiencies. beta-carotene is the main dietary precursor of vitamin A. Potato tubers c...

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

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:13

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The inflorescence of the cut-flower crop Gerbera hybrida (Asteraceae) consists of two principal flower types, ray and disc, which form a tightly packed head, or capitulum. Despite great interest in plant morpholo...

    Authors: Roosa AE Laitinen, Suvi Broholm, Victor A Albert, Teemu H Teeri and Paula Elomaa

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:11

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The circadian system drives pervasive biological rhythms in plants. Circadian clocks integrate endogenous timing information with environmental signals, in order to match rhythmic outputs to the local day/nigh...

    Authors: Neeraj Salathia, Seth J Davis, James R Lynn, Scott D Michaels, Richard M Amasino and Andrew J Millar

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:10

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The moss Physcomitrella patens is an emerging model in comparative plant science. At present, the Physcomitrella genome is sequenced at the Joint Genome Institute (USA). In this study we present our results on th...

    Authors: Mark von Stackelberg, Stefan A Rensing and Ralf Reski

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:9

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Gene expression in Petunia inflata petals undergoes major changes following compatible pollination. Severe flower wilting occurs reproducibly within 36 hours, providing an excellent model for investigation of pet...

    Authors: Yan Xu, Hiroyuki Ishida, Daniel Reisen and Maureen R Hanson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:8

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Hydrophobic protein from soybean (HPS) is an 8 kD cysteine-rich polypeptide that causes asthma in persons allergic to soybean dust. HPS is synthesized in the pod endocarp and deposited on the seed surface duri...

    Authors: Mark Gijzen, Kuflom Kuflu and Pat Moy

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:6

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Salinization causes negative effects on plant productivity and poses an increasingly serious threat to the sustainability of agriculture. Wild soybean (Glycine soja) can survive in highly saline conditions, there...

    Authors: Wei Ji, Yong Li, Jie Li, Cui-hong Dai, Xi Wang, Xi Bai, Hua Cai, Liang Yang and Yan-ming Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:4

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3)/SHAGGY-like kinases (GSKs) are non-receptor serine/threonine protein kinases that are involved in a variety of biological processes. In contrast to the two members of the GSK...

    Authors: Mi-Jeong Yoo, Victor A Albert, Pamela S Soltis and Douglas E Soltis

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:3

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The Viridiplantae (land plants and green algae) consist of two monophyletic lineages, the Chlorophyta and the Streptophyta. The Streptophyta include all embryophytes and a small but diverse group of freshwater...

    Authors: Andreas Simon, Gernot Glöckner, Marius Felder, Michael Melkonian and Burkhard Becker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:2

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The response regulators represent the elements of bacterial two-component system and have been characterized from dicot plants like Arabidopsis but little information is available on the monocots, including the c...

    Authors: Mukesh Jain, Akhilesh K Tyagi and Jitendra P Khurana

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2006 6:1

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  34. Content type: Database

    Parasitic plants in the Orobanchaceae develop invasive root haustoria upon contact with host roots or root factors. The development of haustoria can be visually monitored and is rapid, highly synchronous, and ...

    Authors: Manuel J Torres, Alexey A Tomilov, Natalya Tomilova, Russell L Reagan and John I Yoder

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:24

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  35. Content type: Methodology article

    DNA extraction from plant tissues, unlike DNA isolation from mammalian tissues, remains difficult due to the presence of a rigid cell wall around the plant cells. Currently used methods inevitably require a la...

    Authors: Jean-François Manen, Olga Sinitsyna, Lorène Aeschbach, Alexander V Markov and Arkady Sinitsyn

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:23

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Callose (β-1,3 glucan) separates developing pollen grains, preventing their underlying walls (exine) from fusing. The pollen tubes that transport sperm to female gametes also contain callose, both in their wal...

    Authors: Shuh-ichi Nishikawa, Gregory M Zinkl, Robert J Swanson, Daisuke Maruyama and Daphne Preuss

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:22

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  37. Content type: Database

    A world first pineapple EST sequencing program has been undertaken to investigate genes expressed during non-climacteric fruit ripening and the nematode-plant interaction during root infection. Very little is ...

    Authors: Richard L Moyle, Mark L Crowe, Jonni Ripi-Koia, David J Fairbairn and José R Botella

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:21

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Grapevine can be a periclinal chimera plant which is composed at least of two distinct cell layers (L1, L2). When the cell layers of this plant are separated by passage through somatic embryogenesis, regenerat...

    Authors: Christophe Bertsch, Flore Kieffer, Pascale Maillot, Sibylle Farine, Gisèle Butterlin, Didier Merdinoglu and Bernard Walter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:20

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Oat is an important crop in North America and northern Europe. In Scandinavia, yields are limited by the fact that oat cannot be used as a winter crop. In order to develop such a crop, more knowledge about mec...

    Authors: Marcus Bräutigam, Angelica Lindlöf, Shakhira Zakhrabekova, Gokarna Gharti-Chhetri, Björn Olsson and Olof Olsson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:18

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  40. Content type: Methodology article

    Although specific light attributes, such as color and fluence rate, influence plant growth and development, researchers generally cannot control the fine spectral conditions of artificial plant-growth environm...

    Authors: Kevin M Folta, Lawrence L Koss, Ryan McMorrow, Hyeon-Hye Kim, J Dustin Kenitz, Raymond Wheeler and John C Sager

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:17

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Chickpea is a major crop in many drier regions of the world where it is an important protein-rich food and an increasingly valuable traded commodity. The wild annual Cicer species are known to possess unique sour...

    Authors: Hutokshi K Buhariwalla, Jayashree B, K Eshwar and Jonathan H Crouch

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:16

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Recent genome sequencing enables mega-base scale comparisons between related genomes. Comparisons between animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria demonstrate extensive synteny tempered by rearrangements. Within t...

    Authors: Joann Mudge, Steven B Cannon, Peter Kalo, Giles ED Oldroyd, Bruce A Roe, Christopher D Town and Nevin D Young

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:15

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  43. Content type: Research article

    In Arabidopsis, ETO1 (ETHYLENE-OVERPRODUCER1) is a negative regulator of ethylene evolution by interacting with AtACS5, an isoform of the rate-limiting enzyme, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthases (ACC syn...

    Authors: Hitoshi Yoshida, Masayasu Nagata, Koji Saito, Kevin LC Wang and Joseph R Ecker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2005 5:14

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