Biao Lai

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The red coloration of litchi fruit depends on the accumulation of anthocyanins. The anthocyanins level in litchi fruit varies widely among cultivars, developmental stages and environmental stimuli. Previous studies on various plant species demonstrate that anthocyanin biosynthesis is controlled at the transcriptional level. Here, we describe a litchi(More)
We analyzed a litchi cultivar that included three phenotypes for pericarp color, ranging from green, indicating the absence of anthocyanins, to yellow, and red. Anthocyanins, chlorophylls, carotenoids, and flavonoids were measured in the three stages. Fruit coloration of red-skinned litchi was mainly due to higher flavonols, and anthocyanin pigments, lower(More)
The fruit of litchi (Litchi chinensis) comprises a white translucent edible aril surrounded by a pericarp. The pericarp of litchi has been the focus of studies associated with fruit size, coloration, cracking and shelf life. However, research at the molecular level has been limited by the lack of genomic and transcriptomic information. In this study, an(More)
Anthocyanin biosynthesis requires the MYB-bHLH-WD40 protein complex to activate the late biosynthetic genes. LcMYB1 was thought to act as key regulator in anthocyanin biosynthesis of litchi. However, basic helix-loop-helix proteins (bHLHs) as partners have not been identified yet. The present study describes the functional characterization of three litchi(More)
A novel LcGST4 was identified and characterized from Litchi chinensis . Expression and functional analysis demonstrated that it might function in anthocyanin accumulation in litchi. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) have been defined as detoxification enzymes for their ability to recognize reactive electrophilic xenobiotic molecules as well as endogenous(More)
Comparative transcriptome analysis of litchi ( Litchi chinensis Sonn.) buds at two developmental stages revealed multiple processes involving various phytohormones regulating floral initiation, and expression of numerous flowering-related genes. Floral initiation is a critical and complicated plant developmental process involving interactions of numerous(More)
This paper describes the necessity of "Integrated Monitoring of Encoder status parameters and GUI based Remote Control Panel using LabVIEW" application, which is the implementation of serial and Ethernet data transmission using LabVIEW. Remote Control Panel (RCP) is an electronic instrument from which specified commands can be given to Encoders. The RCP is(More)
Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) is an important subtropical fruit in southern China and the fruit pericarp has attractive red skin at maturity, which is provided by anthocyanins accumulation. To understand the anthocyanin biosynthesis at post-transcriptional level, we investigated the roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) during fruit coloring. In the present study,(More)
Tropical evergreen perennials undergo recurrent flush growth, and their terminal buds alternate between growth and dormancy. In sharp contrast to the intensive studies on bud development in temperate deciduous trees, there is little information about bud development regulation in tropical trees. In this study, litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) was used as a(More)
Glycosylation plays a major role in the diversity in the chemical compositions of flavonoids. In this study, we performed biochemical and molecular assays to identify a glucosyltransferase gene responsible for the anthocyanin composition in litchi. Cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-rutinoside were predominant anthocyanins in the red pericarp and young(More)