Plant Biology

  1. Short Report

    Medicinally active principles analysis of Tephrosia apollinea (Delile) DC. growing in the United Arab Emirates

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2017 10:61

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  2. Short report

    First microsatellite markers for Paspalum plicatulum (Poaceae) characterization and cross-amplification in different Paspalum species of the Plicatula group

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:511

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  3. Research article

    Cellular and molecular characterization of a stem rust resistance locus on wheat chromosome 7AL

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:502

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  4. Research article

    Immunolocalization of pectic polysaccharides during abscission in pea seeds (Pisum sativum L.) and in abscission less def pea mutant seeds

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:427

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  5. Research Article

    Unbiased profiling of volatile organic compounds in the headspace of Allium plants using an in-tube extraction device

    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 ...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:133

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  6. Short Report

    Water-soluble chlorophyll-binding proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana and Raphanus sativus target the endoplasmic reticulum body

    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...

    Shigekazu Takahashi, Kyoko Aizawa, Katsumi Nakayama and Hiroyuki Satoh

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:365

    Published on: 20 August 2015

  7. Research article

    Transient and stable transformation of Ceratopteris richardii gametophytes

    Ferns, being vascular yet seedless, present unparalleled opportunities to investigate important questions regarding the evolution and development of land plants. Ceratopteris richardii, a diploid, homosporous fer...

    Linh T Bui, Angela R Cordle, Erin E Irish and Chi-Lien Cheng

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:214

    Published on: 4 June 2015

  8. Research article

    Kinase domain-targeted isolation of defense-related receptor-like kinases (RLK/Pelle) in Platanus × acerifolia: phylogenetic and structural analysis

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

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

    BMC Research Notes 2014 7:884

    Published on: 8 December 2014

  9. Research article

    Development and evaluation of a cucumber TILLING population

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2014 7:846

    Published on: 26 November 2014

  10. Research article

    Sugar metabolism, chip color, invertase activity, and gene expression during long-term cold storage of potato (Solanum tuberosum) tubers from wild-type and vacuolar invertase silencing lines of Katahdin

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2014 7:801

    Published on: 16 November 2014

  11. Research article

    Expression level of a flavonoid 3′-hydroxylase gene determines pathogen-induced color variation in sorghum

    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...

    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

    BMC Research Notes 2014 7:761

    Published on: 27 October 2014

  12. Research article

    Transcriptome analysis of extant cotton progenitors revealed tetraploidization and identified genome-specific single nucleotide polymorphism in diploid and allotetraploid cotton

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2014 7:493

    Published on: 6 August 2014

  13. Research article

    Identification and validation of quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR reference genes for gene expression analysis in teak (Tectona grandis L.f.)

    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...

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

    BMC Research Notes 2014 7:464

    Published on: 22 July 2014


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