Fangling Jiang

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WRKY TFs belong to one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators in plants and form integral parts of signaling webs that modulate many plant processes. BcWRKY46, a cDNA clone encoding a polypeptide of 284 amino acids and exhibited the structural features of group III of WRKY protein family, was isolated from the cold-treated leaves of Pak-choi(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of noncoding small RNAs (sRNAs) that are 20–24 nucleotides (nt) in length. Extensive studies have indicated that miRNAs play versatile roles in plants, functioning in processes such as growth, development and stress responses. Chilling is a common abiotic stress that seriously affects plants growth and development. Recently,(More)
Many plants increase in freezing tolerance upon exposure to low non-freezing temperatures, a phenomenon known as cold acclimation. Cold acclimation in Arabidopsis involves rapid cold-induced expression of the inducer of C-repeat/dehydration-responsive element-binding factor (CBF) expression (ICE) transcriptional activators followed by expression of the CBF;(More)
The phenomenon of hyperhydricity, a physiological disorder occurring frequently in tissue culture, causes ultrastructural modification and metabolic alteration of shoots. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and oxidative stress induction are common features during the development of hyperhydricity, but the relationship between organelle redox(More)
A stable reference gene is a prerequisite to obtaining reliable quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) analysis results. Despite the global distribution and nutritional, medicinal and economic value of garlic, reference genes for qPCR have not been reported. Eight garlic housekeeping genes, 18S ribosomal RNA (18S), actin (ACT), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 19–24 nucleotide (nt) noncoding RNAs that play important roles in abiotic stress responses in plants. High temperatures have been the subject of considerable attention due to their negative effects on plant growth and development. Heat-responsive miRNAs have been identified in some plants. However, there have been no reports on the(More)
Hyperhydricity is a physiological disorder associated with oxidative stress. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in plants is initiated by various enzymatic sources, including plasma membrane-localized nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases, cell wall-bound peroxidase (POD), and apoplastic polyamine oxidase (PAO). The origin of(More)
Cracking, a serious problem in many fruits, may cause significant economic losses. It may occur when internal pressure cannot sustain by the epidermis any longer. Water absorption and epidermis are among the most important factors that associated with cracking. To determine whether pericarp composition and its mechanical performance, endogenous cell wall(More)
Tomato is one important vegetable but with low chilling tolerance. Though research on tomato chilling tolerance has been reported, the evaluation method has not identified. In the present study, seedlings of 48 tomato lines were treated with chilling stress (4/4 °C, day/night) for 8 days, and the chilling injury index (CII) was then determined. Four(More)
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