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In the present study, quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling seed storability based on relative germination rate (%) were dissected using a saturated linkage map and a recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from a cross of japonica cultivar Asominori (Oryza sativa L.) and indica cultivar IR24 (Oryza sativa L.). A total of three QTLs (qRGR-1, qRGR-3 and(More)
Cytokinins were recently shown to control plant adaptation to environmental stresses. To characterize the roles of cytokinins in the tolerance of eggplant (Solanum melongena Mill.) to salt stress, the protective effects of 6-benzyladenine (6-BA) on the growth, photosynthesis, and antioxidant capacity in the leaves of two eggplant cultivars Huqie12(More)
In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the molecular chaperone Hsp26 is one component of the heat-shock response. Hsp26 has the remarkable ability to directly sense increases in temperature and switch from an inactive state to a chaperone-active state. In this study, we report a functional analysis of Hsp26 in Arabidopsis thaliana and its response to(More)
In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the molecular chaperone HSP26 has the remarkable ability to sense increases in temperature directly and can switch from an inactive to a chaperone-active state. In this report, we analyzed the effect of expression of HSP26 in Arabidopsis thaliana plants and their response to high temperature stress. The hsp26(More)
The effects of 24-epibrassinolide under high temperature in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) seedlings were studied by investigating the plant growth, chlorophyll content, photosynthesis and antioxidant systems. High temperature significantly inhibited the plant growth and markedly decreased the chlorophyll content, net photosynthetic rate, stomatal(More)
This study was carried out to understand the mechanism of protection of plants under cold stress by exogenous 24-epibrassinolide (EBR). The eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) seedlings were pretreated with five concentrations of EBR (0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 °M) and then exposed to day/night temperatures of 10/5 °C for 8 d. The results show that EBR,(More)
The effects of 6-benzyladenine (6-BA) on plant growth, photosynthetic gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence and antioxidant systems of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) under salt stress were investigated. Eggplant seedlings were exposed to 90 mM NaCl with four levels of 6-BA (5, 10, 20 and 50 μM) for 10 days. 6-BA at lower concentrations increased(More)
The effects of foliar application of 24-epibrassinolide (EBR) on chlorophyll content, oxidative damage, and antioxidant capacity in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) seedlings during a short-term chilling stress and subsequent recovery were investigated. The eggplant seedlings pretreated with 0.1 μM EBR were exposed to 5 °C for 12 h in the dark and then(More)
Low temperature is one of the primary constraints to plant production in many parts of the world. It is known that cytokines are involved in the regulation of plant abiotic stress tolerance/adaptation. In this study, the influence of 10 μM 6-benzylaminopurine (6-BA), a synthetic cytokinin, on the growth, oxidative damage, antioxidant defense system and(More)
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