Deshuang Zhang

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The Chinese cabbage is a crop belonging to the family Cruciferae; very few studies have focused on the analysis of gene expression in this economically important crop. In this study, we used real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction to identify the control genes that are the most stably expressed in a given set of tissues and under conditions of(More)
The or mutation in Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis) is a recessive, single-locus mutation that causes the head leaves of the plant to accumulate carotenoids and turn orange. In China, considerable attention has been focused in recent years on breeding the variety with orange head leaves. In this study, sequence-characterized amplified(More)
Chinese cabbage varieties with orange inner leaves are of interest due to their attractive appearance and high carotenoid content. Previously, a recessive locus, Br-or, that confers this trait was mapped to linkage group A09 in Brassica rapa, and Bra031539 was identified as the candidate gene. We used a backcross population consisting of 1,392 individuals(More)
The purple-leaf phenotype in Chinese cabbage is due to the accumulation of anthocyanin. To investigate the pattern of inheritance of this trait in Brassica rapa, F1, F2 and backcross (BC) populations were constructed by crossing 09N-742, a pak-choi inbred line that has purple leaves, with a green-leaved Chinese cabbage inbred line, 09-680. Using a(More)
Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinensis) is a vegetable crop with high water requirement and is adversely affected by drought during cultivation. A genome-wide transcription analysis in response to drought is essential to provide effective genetic engineering strategies to improve stress tolerance in crop plants. To gain a deeper understanding of(More)
Downy mildew caused by the fungus Peronospora parisitica is a serious threat to members of the Brassicaceae family. Annually, a substantial loss of yield is caused by the widespread presence of this disease in warm and humid climates. The aim of this study was to localize the genetic factors affecting downy mildew resistance in Chinese cabbage (Brassica(More)
Pak-choi (Brassica rapa L. ssp. chinensis Makino) is one of the most important vegetable, especially in southern China. Morphological traits of Pak-choi vary widely, and the genetic basis of these variations is largely undescribed. In this study, we evaluated eighty Pak-choi accessions for genetic diversity based on 29 morphological descriptors and 20(More)
In this study, we describe the construction of an improved Chinese cabbage genetic linkage map by integrating simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and insertion/deletion polymorphisms (InDels) into a previously published map of a doubled haploid (DH) population. The population was derived from a cross between the Chinese cabbage line BY (Brassica rapa ssp.(More)
Recombination is a major mechanism generating genetic diversity, but the control of the crossover rate remains a key question. In Brassica napus (AACC, 2n = 38), we can increase the homologous recombination between A genomes in AAC hybrids. Hypotheses for this effect include the number of C univalent chromosomes, the ratio between univalents and bivalents(More)
Downy mildew, caused by Hyaloperonospora parasitica, is a destructive disease of the Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa ssp. pekinensis). A rapid resistance/susceptibility test for H. parasitica was established by the inoculation of a leaf disk test. Four conditions were tested and the optimal condition was found when the inoculated leaf disk was placed into(More)