Chunlei Guo

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WRKY proteins comprise a large family of transcription factors that play important roles in plant defence regulatory networks, including responses to various biotic and abiotic stresses. To date, no large-scale study of WRKY genes has been undertaken in grape (Vitis vinifera L.). In this study, a total of 59 putative grape WRKY genes (VvWRKY) were(More)
Aspartic proteases are involved in various processes of plant senescence, programmed cell death, reproduction and stress responses. We previously identified a salt and drought stress induced gene, VlAP17, encoding a Group C aspartic protease. Here, we report its functional analysis through the characterization of transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants(More)
TIFY transcription factors comprise a plant-specific family involved in the regulation of diverse developmental processes and responses to phytohormones. However, little is known about these genes in woody species, and so, we characterized the 30-member TIFY gene family of apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.). Synteny analysis indicated that segmental, tandem,(More)
Basic leucine zipper (bZIP) proteins, which function as transcription factors and play important regulatory roles in all eukaryotic organisms, have been identified and classified in plants based on the sequenced genomes of model species such as Arabidopsis thaliana and rice (Oryza sativa). However, far less is currently known about the evolutionary(More)
Transcription factors (TFs) play essential roles in the regulatory networks controlling many developmental processes in plants. Members of the basic leucine (Leu) zipper (bZIP) TF family, which is unique to eukaryotes, are involved in regulating diverse processes, including flower and vascular development, seed maturation, stress signaling, and defense(More)
Plant respiratory burst oxidase homolog (rboh) genes appear to play crucial roles in plant development, defense reactions and hormone signaling. In this study, a total of seven rboh genes from grape were identified and characterized. Genomic structure and predicted protein sequence analysis indicated that the sequences of plant rboh genes are highly(More)
We demonstrate that a femtosecond laser can be used to machine arbitrary patterns and pattern arrays into free-standing electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) membranes. We also examine the influence of various laser irradiation settings on the final microstructure of electrospun membranes. A beam fluence of 0.6 J/cm 2 is used to ablate holes in 100 ␮m thick(More)
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