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Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) is an important pome with a long history as a fruit, an ornamental, and a source of medicine. Fruits of hawthorn are marked by hard stony endocarps, but a hawthorn germplasm with soft and thin endocarp was found in Liaoning province of China. To elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the soft endocarp of hawthorn, we(More)
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that maternal undernutrition (MUN) alters offspring vascular expression of micro-RNAs (miRNAs), which, in turn, could regulate the expression of a host of genes involved with angiogenesis and extracellular matrix remodeling. The expression of miRNA and mRNA in the same aortic specimens in 1-day-old (P1) and(More)
Fragaria vesca (2n = 2x = 14), the woodland strawberry, is a perennial herbaceous plant with a small sequenced genome (240 Mb). It is commonly used as a genetic model plant for the Fragaria genus and the Rosaceae family. Fruit skin color is one of the most important traits for both the commercial and esthetic value of strawberry. Anthocyanins are the most(More)
We determined the protein expression of adipogenic transcription factor, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and its co-repressor and co-activator complexes in adipose tissue from the obese offspring of under- and over-nourished dams. Female rats were fed either a high-fat (60% kcal) or control (10% kcal) diet before mating, and(More)
Apple has become a model species for Rosaceae genetic and genomic research, but it is difficult to obtain transgenic apple plants by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation using in vitro leaves as explants. In this study, we developed an efficient regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation system for crab apple (Malus micromalus) using cotyledons(More)
A novel cDNA was cloned from human endometrium, matching a human gene with the interim name KIAA1463. An mRNA identified by 5'-rapid amplification of cDNA ends was found to be 3349 nt in length. PCR analysis also identified another transcript of 6626 nt, with an open reading frame encoding a 900 amino acid protein. A fold recognition program identified(More)
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