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PlnTFDB: an integrative plant transcription factor database
BackgroundTranscription factors (TFs) are key regulatory proteins that enhance or repress the transcriptional rate of their target genes by binding to specific promoter regions (i.e. cis-actingExpand
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The Role of bZIP Transcription Factors in Green Plant Evolution: Adaptive Features Emerging from Four Founder Genes
Background Transcription factors of the basic leucine zipper (bZIP) family control important processes in all eukaryotes. In plants, bZIPs are regulators of many central developmental andExpand
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QuantPrime – a flexible tool for reliable high-throughput primer design for quantitative PCR
BackgroundMedium- to large-scale expression profiling using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays are becoming increasingly important in genomics research. A major bottleneck inExpand
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Genome-wide analysis of ABA-responsive elements ABRE and CE3 reveals divergent patterns in Arabidopsis and rice
BackgroundIn plants, complex regulatory mechanisms are at the core of physiological and developmental processes. The phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA) is involved in the regulation of various suchExpand
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Molecular Evolution of Slow and Quick Anion Channels (SLACs and QUACs/ALMTs)
Electrophysiological analyses conducted about 25 years ago detected two types of anion channels in the plasma membrane of guard cells. One type of channel responds slowly to changes in membraneExpand
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Phylogenetic Analysis of K+ Transporters in Bryophytes, Lycophytes, and Flowering Plants Indicates a Specialization of Vascular Plants
As heritage from early evolution, potassium (K+) is absolutely necessary for all living cells. It plays significant roles as stabilizer in metabolism and is important for enzyme activation,Expand
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Orphan transcripts in Arabidopsis thaliana: identification of several hundred previously unrecognized genes.
Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) represent a huge resource for the discovery of previously unknown genetic information and functional genome assignment. In this study we screened a collection of 178Expand
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On and Under the Skin: Emerging Basidiomycetous Yeast Infections Caused by Trichosporon Species
Trichosporon species are basidiomycetous, yeast-like organisms capable of filamentous growth, i.e., dimorphic (Fig 1), that are distributed throughout nature [1]. They are important from aExpand
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Physiological and transcriptional analyses of developmental stages along sugarcane leaf
BackgroundSugarcane is one of the major crops worldwide. It is cultivated in over 100 countries on 22 million ha. The complex genetic architecture and the lack of a complete genomic sequence inExpand
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Draft genome sequencing of the sugarcane hybrid SP80-3280.
Sugarcane commercial cultivar SP80-3280 has been used as a model for genomic analyses in Brazil. Here we present a draft genome sequence employing Illumina TruSeq Synthetic Long reads. The dataset isExpand
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