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In the present contribution we report on a novel route to synthesize 2D-polyaniline (2D-PAN) on sulfonated-poly(styrene) (SPS) templates by allowing first monomer assembly followed by chemical oxidation to achieve polymerization. We show that Aplysia neurons grown on 2D-PAN exhibit an unusual growth pattern and adhesion to this conducting substrate that is(More)
Genome doubling may have multi-level effects on the morphology, viability and physiology of polyploids compared to diploids. We studied the changes associated with autopolyploidization in two systems of somatic newly induced polyploids, diploid-autotetraploid and triploid-autohexaploid, belonging to the genus Hylocereus (Cactaceae). Stomata, fruits, seeds,(More)
Higher methionine levels in transgenic Arabidopsis seeds trigger the accumulation of stress-related transcripts and primary metabolites. These responses depend on the levels of methionine within seeds. Methionine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, is a key metabolite in plant cells. To reveal the regulatory role of the Arabidopsis thaliana CYSTATHIONINE(More)
Previous in vitro studies demonstrate that exogenous application of the sulfur-containing amino acid methionine into cultured soybean cotyledons and seedlings reduces the level of methionine-poor storage proteins and elevates those that are methionine-rich. However, the effect of higher endogenous methionine in seeds on the composition of storage products(More)
Methionine is a nutritionally essential sulfur-containing amino acid found at low levels in plant tissues. Yet, the factors that regulate its synthesis and accumulation in seeds are not fully known. Recent genetic studies demonstrate that Arabidopsis seeds are able to synthesize methionine de novo through the aspartate family pathway similarly to vegetative(More)
Chromosome duplication—autopolyploidization—may affect plant morphology and breeding systems, ultimately enabling the production of improved genotypes. In this study, the autotetraploid lines obtained from the self-incompatible diploid Hylocereus monacanthus and the autooctapolyploid lines obtained from the self-compatible tetraploid H. megalanthus were(More)
Enzymes operating in the S -methylmethionine cycle make a differential contribution to methionine synthesis in seeds. In addition, mutual effects exist between the S -methylmethionine cycle and the aspartate family pathway in seeds. Methionine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, is a key metabolite in plant cells. The previous lines of evidence proposed that(More)
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