Dafeng Xu

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Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a biological hormone involved in many important physiological processes in plants. To better understand the protective roles of melatonin in plants against salt stress, we determined the effects of exogenous melatonin (1 µM) on plant growth, photosynthesis, antioxidant enzyme activity and ion homeostasis in maize(More)
The complete genome sequence of a novel virus, provisionally named tobacco virus 1 (TV1), was determined, and this virus was identified in leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) exhibiting leaf mosaic and yellowing symptoms in Anhui Province, China. The genome sequence of TV1 consists of 15,395 nucleotides with 61.6 % nucleotide sequence identity to mint(More)
Mental retardation is a common neurological disorder characterized by various clinical manifestations, primarily impaired cognitive function. To date, only a few genes linked to mental retardation have been well characterized, and the genetics of mental retardation remains poorly understood. Here, we investigated the role of the Cdkl3, a mental retardation(More)