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Plant Biology

  1. Content type: Short Report

    Tephrosia apollinea is a leguminous plant and is native to southwest Asia, Arabia, northwestern India and northeast Africa. In traditional system, it is used for medicinal and coloring...

    Authors: Abdul J. Cheruth, Saif A. M. Al Baloushi, Kandhan Karthishwaran, Sajid Maqsood, Shyam S. Kurup and Sabitha Sakkir

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:61

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    Paspalum plicatulum is a perennial rhizomatous grass with natural diploid and polyploid cytotypes. It is a member of Plicatula, which has historically been recognized as a highly compl...

    Authors: Fernanda A. Oliveira, Fernanda W. Cidade, Alessandra P. Fávero, Bianca B. Z. Vigna and Anete P. Souza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:511

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Wheat stem rust, caused by Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, is a major wheat disease which is mainly controlled through the release of resistant cultivars containing one or several resistance genes. Considerable...

    Authors: Vincent Pujol, Jose Robles, Penghao Wang, Jen Taylor, Peng Zhang, Li Huang, Linda Tabe and Evans Lagudah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:502

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    In pea seeds (Pisum sativum L.), the presence of the Def locus determines abscission event between its funicle and the seed coat. Cell wall remodeling is a necessary condition for abscission of pea seed. The chan...

    Authors: YeonKyeong Lee, Kwadwo Owusu Ayeh, Mike Ambrose and Anne Kathrine Hvoslef-Eide

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:427

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Plants produce and emit important volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which have an essential role in biotic and abiotic stress responses and in plant–plant and plant–insect interactions. In order to study the ...

    Authors: Miyako Kusano, Makoto Kobayashi, Yumiko Iizuka, Atsushi Fukushima and Kazuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:133

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Sustainable use of natural resources is one of the leading agenda because anthropogenic activities are leading to the depletion of these resources. Ethiopia is one of the biodiversity reach areas in the world,...

    Authors: Birhanu Woldie Meshesha, Berhanu Abraha Tsegay and Birhanu Belay Telake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:622

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    Non-photosynthetic chlorophyll (Chl) proteins called water-soluble Chl-binding proteins are distributed in Brassicaceae plants. Brassica oleracea WSCP (BoWSCP) and Lepidium virginicum WSCP (LvWSCP) are highly exp...

    Authors: Shigekazu Takahashi, Kyoko Aizawa, Katsumi Nakayama and Hiroyuki Satoh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:365

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    Plant receptor-like kinase (RLK/Pelle) family regulates growth and developmental processes and interaction with pathogens and symbionts.

    Authors: Massimo Pilotti, Angela Brunetti, Paolo Uva, Valentina Lumia, Lorenza Tizzani, Fabio Gervasi, Michele Iacono and Massimo Pindo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:884

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    Ordered collections of mutants serve as invaluable tools in biological research. TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions IN Genomes) provides an efficient method to discover, in mutagenized populations, the p...

    Authors: Rina Fraenkel, Irina Kovalski, Christelle Troadec, Abdelhafid Bendahmane and Rafael Perl-Treves

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:846

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    Storing potato tubers at low temperatures minimizes sprouting and disease but can cause an accumulation of reducing sugars in a process called cold-induced sweetening. Tubers with increased amounts of reducing...

    Authors: Amy E Wiberley-Bradford, James S Busse, Jiming Jiang and Paul C Bethke

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:801

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) accumulates 3-deoxyanthocyanidins and exhibits orange to purple coloration on parts of the leaf in response to infection with the fungus Bipolaris sorghicola. We aimed to ident...

    Authors: Hiroshi Mizuno, Takayuki Yazawa, Shigemitsu Kasuga, Yuji Sawada, Jun Ogata, Tsuyu Ando, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Jun-ichi Yonemaru, Jianzhong Wu, Masami Yokota Hirai, Takashi Matsumoto and Hiroyuki Kawahigashi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:761

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  12. Content type: Short Report

    Plants have evolved a unique epigenetic process to target DNA cytosine methylation: RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM). During RdDM, small RNAs (smRNAs) guide methylation of homologous DNA loci. In Arabidopsis t...

    Authors: Pedro Costa-Nunes, Ji Young Kim, Evelyn Hong and Olga Pontes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:721

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The most widely cultivated cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L., AD-genome) is derived from tetraploidization between A- and D-genome species. G. arboreum L. (A-genome) and G. raimondii Ulbr. (D-genome) are two of close...

    Authors: Xueying Guan, Gyoungju Nah, Qingxin Song, Joshua A Udall, David M Stelly and Z Jeffrey Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:493

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) is currently the preferred choice of the timber trade for fabrication of woody products due to its extraordinary qualities and is widely grown around the world. Gene expression studies...

    Authors: Esteban Galeano, Tarcísio Sales Vasconcelos, Daniel Alves Ramiro, Valentina de Fátima De Martin and Helaine Carrer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:464

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