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Salt cress (Thellungiella halophila) is a small winter annual crucifer with a short life cycle. It has a small genome (about 2 x Arabidopsis) with high sequence identity (average 92%) with Arabidopsis, and can be genetically transformed by the simple floral dip procedure. It is capable of copious seed production. Salt cress is an extremophile native to(More)
In plants, benzoic acid (BA) is believed to be synthesized from Phe through shortening of the propyl side chain by two carbons. It is hypothesized that this chain shortening occurs via either a beta-oxidative or non-beta-oxidative pathway. Previous in vivo isotope labeling and metabolic flux analysis of the benzenoid network in petunia (Petunia hybrida)(More)
The understanding of the control of metabolic flux in plants requires integrated mathematical formulations of gene and protein expression, enzyme kinetics, and developmental biology. Plants have a large number of metabolically active compartments, and non-steady-state conditions are frequently encountered. Consequently steady-state metabolic flux balance(More)
Sarcosine oxidase (SOX) is known as a peroxisomal enzyme in mammals and as a sarcosine-inducible enzyme in soil bacteria. Its presence in plants was unsuspected until the Arabidopsis genome was found to encode a protein (AtSOX) with approximately 33% sequence identity to mammalian and bacterial SOXs. When overexpressed in Escherichia coli, AtSOX enhanced(More)
Acknowledgments Without the cooperation of state financial aid administrators, this study would have nothing to report. We thank all of you who completed surveys and who withstood our many e-mails and telephone calls. We hope you find our results helpful in working with your state programs. The comments of two reviewers helped take us out of the trees to(More)
The 1,4-naphthoquinones (1,4-NQs) are a diverse group of natural products found in every kingdom of life. Plants, including many horticultural species, collectively synthesize hundreds of specialized 1,4-NQs with ecological roles in plant-plant (allelopathy), plant-insect and plant-microbe interactions. Numerous horticultural plants producing 1,4-NQs have(More)
Executive Summary Schools participating in the Quality Assurance (QA) Program develop their own school procedures for verifying the accuracy of data instead of following federally prescribed verification of the information that students supply on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. During the 2011-12 award year, schools(More)