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Contiguous RNA editing sites in the mitochondrial nad1 transcript of Arabidopsis thaliana are recognized by different proteins
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The PPR MEF25 is shown to be essential for RNA editing at the nad1‐308 site in Arabidopsis mitochondria, showing that two independent factors recognizing similar cis‐elements are involved at these contiguous sites without competing with each other in vivo. Expand
The pentatricopeptide repeat protein MEF26 participates in RNA editing in mitochondrial cox3 and nad4 transcripts.
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The novel Mitochondrial Editing Factor 26 is reported, a DYW-PPR protein involved in RNA editing at two sites, while at one site, cox3-311, editing is abolished in the absence of MEF26, the other site, nad4-166, is still partially edited. Expand
The Pentatricopeptide Repeat Protein MEF31 is Required for Editing at Site 581 of the Mitochondrial tatC Transcript and Indirectly Influences Editing at Site 586 of the Same Transcript
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Application of the amino acid code and analysis of individual RNA molecules for editing at sites 581 and 586 suggest that MEF31 does not directly target site tatC-586, and only indirectly influences editing at this site. Expand
Overcoming the trade‐off between grain weight and number in wheat by the ectopic expression of expansin in developing seeds leads to increased yield potential
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How targeted overexpression of an α‐expansin in early developing wheat seeds leads to a significant increase in grain size without a negative effect on grain number is described, resulting in a yield boost under field conditions. Expand
Integrative Transcriptomic Analysis Uncovers Novel Gene Modules That Underlie the Sulfate Response in Arabidopsis thaliana
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An integrative meta-analysis of transcriptomic data from five different sulfate experiments provided new insights into the gene regulatory networks underlying the sulfate response and identified new candidate genes and provided new hypotheses to advance the understanding of the transcriptional regulation of sulfate metabolism in plants. Expand
Boosting carotenoid content in Malus domestica var. Fuji by expressing AtDXR through an Agrobacterium‐mediated transformation method
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Results suggest that DXR may be a good candidate for increasing carotenoid levels in apple fruits through metabolic engineering. Expand
Daucus carota DcPSY2 and DcLCYB1 as Tools for Carotenoid Metabolic Engineering to Improve the Nutritional Value of Fruits
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The results in apple demonstrate that DcPSY2 and DcLCYB1 are suitable biotechnological genes to increase the carotenoid content in fruits of species with reduced amounts of these pigments. Expand
Transcriptome Analysis of Seed Weight Plasticity in Brassica napus
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This study finds that a reduction in the S–S ratio during seed filling induces the expression of genes involved in sucrose transport, seed weight, and stress responses, and identifies TFs as potential targets when improving crop yield. Expand