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  1. Some plants distinguish mechanical wounding from herbivore attack by recognizing specific constituents of larval oral secretions (OS) which are introduced into plant wounds during feeding. Fatty acid-amino aci...

    Authors: Arjen VanDoorn, Mario Kallenbach, Alejandro A Borquez, Ian T Baldwin and Gustavo Bonaventure

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:164

    Content type: Research article

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  2. High levels of ascorbic acid (AsA) in tomato fruits provide health benefits for humans and also play an important role in several aspects of plant life. Although AsA metabolism has been characterized in detail...

    Authors: Antonio Di Matteo, Adriana Sacco, Milena Anacleria, Mario Pezzotti, Massimo Delledonne, Alberto Ferrarini, Luigi Frusciante and Amalia Barone

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:163

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  3. The xylem vascular system is composed of fused dead, hollow cells called tracheary elements (TEs) that originate through trans-differentiation of root and shoot cambium cells. TEs undergo autolysis as they dif...

    Authors: Peter Twumasi, Elena T Iakimova, Tian Qian, Wim van Ieperen, Jan HN Schel, Anne MieC Emons, Olaf van Kooten and Ernst J Woltering

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:162

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  4. Root and bulb vegetables (RBV) include carrots, celeriac (root celery), parsnips (Apiaceae), onions, garlic, and leek (Alliaceae)—food crops grown globally and consumed worldwide. Few data analysis platforms a...

    Authors: Ashwini Bhasi, Doug Senalik, Philipp W Simon, Brajendra Kumar, Vinu Manikandan, Philge Philip and Periannan Senapathy

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:161

    Content type: Database

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  5. Next generation sequencing is transforming our understanding of transcriptomes. It can determine the expression level of transcripts with a dynamic range of over six orders of magnitude from multiple tissues, ...

    Authors: Andrew J Severin, Jenna L Woody, Yung-Tsi Bolon, Bindu Joseph, Brian W Diers, Andrew D Farmer, Gary J Muehlbauer, Rex T Nelson, David Grant, James E Specht, Michelle A Graham, Steven B Cannon, Gregory D May, Carroll P Vance and Randy C Shoemaker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:160

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Plant microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small, non-coding RNAs that play an important role in development and environmental responses. Hundreds of plant miRNAs have been identified to date, mainly from the mod...

    Authors: Erika Varkonyi-Gasic, Nick Gould, Manoharie Sandanayaka, Paul Sutherland and Robin M MacDiarmid

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:159

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The proteasome subunit RPT5, which is essential for gametophyte development, is encoded by two genes in Arabidopsis thaliana; RPT5a and RPT5b. We showed previously that RPT5a and RPT5b are fully redundant in the ...

    Authors: Anouchka Guyon-Debast, Alain Lécureuil, Sandrine Bonhomme, Philippe Guerche and Jean-Luc Gallois

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:158

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) O-methyltransferase (TaOMT2) catalyzes the sequential methylation of the flavone, tricetin, to its 3'-methyl- (selgin), 3',5'-dimethyl- (tricin) and 3',4',5'-trimethyl ether derivativ...

    Authors: Jian-Min Zhou, Eunjung Lee, Francesca Kanapathy-Sinnaiaha, Younghee Park, Jack A Kornblatt, Yoongho Lim and Ragai K Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:156

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Glycine soja is a wild relative of soybean that has purple flowers. No flower color variant of Glycine soja has been found in the natural habitat.

    Authors: Ryoji Takahashi, Joseph G Dubouzet, Hisakazu Matsumura, Kentaro Yasuda and Tsukasa Iwashina

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:155

    Content type: Research article

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  10. DIPLOSPOROUS (DIP) is the locus for diplospory in Taraxacum, associated to unreduced female gamete formation in apomicts. Apomicts reproduce clonally through seeds, including apomeiosis, parthenogenesis, and auto...

    Authors: Kitty Vijverberg, Slavica Milanovic-Ivanovic, Tanja Bakx-Schotman and Peter J van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:154

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  11. Plant roots are the primary site of perception and injury for saline-alkaline stress. The current knowledge of saline-alkaline stress transcriptome is mostly focused on saline (NaCl) stress and only limited in...

    Authors: Ying Ge, Yong Li, Yan-Ming Zhu, Xi Bai, De-Kang Lv, Dianjing Guo, Wei Ji and Hua Cai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:153

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  12. Pectate lyases depolymerize pectins by catalyzing the eliminative cleavage of α-1,4-linked galacturonic acid. Pectate lyase-like (PLL) genes make up among the largest and most complex families in plants, but thei...

    Authors: Lingxia Sun and Steven van Nocker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:152

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  13. Brassinosteroids (BRs) play crucial roles in plant development and also promote tolerance to a range of abiotic stresses. Although much has been learned about their roles in plant development, the mechanisms b...

    Authors: Uday K Divi, Tawhidur Rahman and Priti Krishna

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:151

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  14. Populus euphratica is a salt tolerant and Populus × canescens a salt sensitive poplar species. Because of low transcriptional responsiveness of P. euphratica to salinity we hypothesized that this species exhibits...

    Authors: Dennis Janz, Katja Behnke, Jörg-Peter Schnitzler, Basem Kanawati, Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin and Andrea Polle

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:150

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  15. Comparative sequence analysis of complex loci such as resistance gene analog clusters allows estimating the degree of sequence conservation and mechanisms of divergence at the intraspecies level. In banana (Musa ...

    Authors: Franc-Christophe Baurens, Stéphanie Bocs, Mathieu Rouard, Takashi Matsumoto, Robert NG Miller, Marguerite Rodier-Goud, Didier MBéguié-A-MBéguié and Nabila Yahiaoui

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:149

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  16. Because of their known role as transcriptional regulators of key plant developmental processes, the diversification of MADS-box gene function is thought to be a major driving force in the developmental evoluti...

    Authors: Tom Viaene, Dries Vekemans, Annette Becker, Siegbert Melzer and Koen Geuten

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:148

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  17. Natural disease resistance is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of controlling plant disease. Breeding programmes need to make sure that the resistance deployed is effective and durable. Grapev...

    Authors: Elisa Peressotti, Sabine Wiedemann-Merdinoglu, François Delmotte, Diana Bellin, Gabriele Di Gaspero, Raffaele Testolin, Didier Merdinoglu and Pere Mestre

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:147

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  18. Reference genes are commonly used as the endogenous normalisation measure for the relative quantification of target genes. The appropriate application of quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR), however, requires...

    Authors: Jana Jarošová and Jiban K Kundu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:146

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  19. NAC (NAM, ATAF1/2 and CUC2) domain proteins are plant-specific transcriptional factors known to play diverse roles in various plant developmental processes. NAC transcription factors comprise of a large gene fami...

    Authors: Ruibo Hu, Guang Qi, Yingzhen Kong, Dejing Kong, Qian Gao and Gongke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:145

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  20. High amylose starch has attracted particular interest because of its correlation with the amount of Resistant Starch (RS) in food. RS plays a role similar to fibre with beneficial effects for human health, pro...

    Authors: Francesco Sestili, Michela Janni, Angela Doherty, Ermelinda Botticella, Renato D'Ovidio, Stefania Masci, Huw D Jones and Domenico Lafiandra

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:144

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  21. In rice, the GW2 gene, found on chromosome 2, controls grain width and weight. Two homologs of this gene, ZmGW2-CHR4 and ZmGW2-CHR5, have been found in maize. In this study, we investigated the relationship, evol...

    Authors: Qing Li, Lin Li, Xiaohong Yang, Marilyn L Warburton, Guanghong Bai, Jingrui Dai, Jiansheng Li and Jianbing Yan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:143

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  22. Cotton (Gossypium spp.) is produced in over 30 countries and represents the most important natural fiber in the world. One of the primary factors affecting both the quantity and quality of cotton production is wa...

    Authors: Wonkeun Park, Brian E Scheffler, Philip J Bauer and B Todd Campbell

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:142

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  23. In wheat (Triticum aestivum L), the flag leaf has been thought of as the main source of assimilates for grain growth, whereas the peduncle has commonly been thought of as a transporting organ. The photosynthetic ...

    Authors: Lingan Kong, Fahong Wang, Bo Feng, Shengdong Li, Jisheng Si and Bin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:141

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  24. Tapping panel dryness (TPD) is one of the most serious threats to natural rubber production. Although a great deal of effort has been made to study TPD in rubber tree, the molecular mechanisms underlying TPD r...

    Authors: Dejun Li, Zhi Deng, Chunliu Chen, Zhihui Xia, Min Wu, Peng He and Shoucai Chen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:140

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  25. Plant genomes have been transformed with full-length cDNA copies of viral genomes, giving rise to what has been called 'amplicon' systems, trying to combine the genetic stability of transgenic plants with the ...

    Authors: María Calvo, Gabriela Dujovny, Cristina Lucini, Jesús Ortuño, Josefa M Alamillo, Carmen Simón-Mateo, Juan José López-Moya and Juan Antonio García

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:139

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  26. microRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding short RNAs that regulate gene expression in eukaryotes by translational inhibition or cleavage of complementary mRNAs. In plants, miRNAs are known to target mostly transcripti...

    Authors: Álvaro L Pérez-Quintero, Rafik Neme, Andrés Zapata and Camilo López

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:138

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  27. FAE1 (fatty acid elongase1) is the key gene in the control of erucic acid synthesis in seeds of Brassica species. Due to oil with low erucic acid (LEA) content is essential for human health and not enough LEA res...

    Authors: Nian Wang, Lei Shi, Fang Tian, Huicai Ning, Xiaoming Wu, Yan Long and Jinling Meng

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:137

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  28. The interaction of plants with endophytic symbiotic fungi in the genus Trichoderma alters the plant proteome and transcriptome and results in enhanced plant growth and resistance to diseases. In a previous study,...

    Authors: Michal Shoresh and Gary E Harman

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:136

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  29. Plant cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (CYP) mediate synthesis and metabolism of many physiologically important primary and secondary compounds that are related to plant defense against a range of pathogenic mic...

    Authors: Davis W Cheng, Hong Lin, Yuri Takahashi, M Andrew Walker, Edwin L Civerolo and Drake C Stenger

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:135

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  30. Sucrose phosphate synthase (SPS) is an important component of the plant sucrose biosynthesis pathway. In the monocotyledonous Poaceae, five SPS genes have been identified. Here we present a detailed analysis of t...

    Authors: Shailendra Sharma, Nese Sreenivasulu, Vokkaliga Thammegowda Harshavardhan, Christiane Seiler, Shiveta Sharma, Zaynali Nezhad Khalil, Eduard Akhunov, Sunish Kumar Sehgal and Marion S Röder

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:134

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  31. Oxygenic photosynthesis is accompanied by the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which damage proteins, lipids, DNA and finally limit plant yield. The enzymes of the chloroplast antioxidant system are...

    Authors: Nicola T Pitsch, Benjamin Witsch and Margarete Baier

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:133

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  32. Cotton fibers (produced by Gossypium species) are the premier natural fibers for textile production. The two tetraploid species, G. barbadense (Gb) and G. hirsutum (Gh), differ significantly in their fiber proper...

    Authors: Jean-Marc Lacape, Danny Llewellyn, John Jacobs, Tony Arioli, David Becker, Steve Calhoun, Yves Al-Ghazi, Shiming Liu, Oumarou Palaï, Sophie Georges, Marc Giband, Henrique de Assunção, Paulo AugustoVianna Barroso, Michel Claverie, Gérard Gawryziak, Janine Jean…

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:132

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  33. 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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  34. Cinnamoyl CoA reductase (CCR) and cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD) catalyze the final steps in the biosynthesis of monolignols, the monomeric units of the phenolic lignin polymers which confer rigidity, im...

    Authors: Anjanirina Rahantamalala, Philippe Rech, Yves Martinez, Nicole Chaubet-Gigot, Jacqueline Grima-Pettenati and Valérie Pacquit

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2010 10:130

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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