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Various thioredoxin (Trx) proteins have been identified in plants. However, many of the physiological roles played by these proteins remain to be elucidated. We cloned a TRXh-like gene predicted to encode an h-type Trx in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) and designated it NtTRXh3, based on the biochemical activity of the NtTRXh3 protein. Overexpression of(More)
Lumazine synthase (LS) catalyzes the penultimate reaction in the multistep riboflavin biosynthesis pathway, which is involved in plant defenses. Plant defenses are often subject to synergistic effects of jasmonic acid and ethylene whereas LS is a regulator of jasmonic acid signal transduction. However, little is known about whether the enzyme contributes to(More)
Expression of HpaGxoo, a bacterial type-III effector protein, in transgenic plants induces disease resistance. Resistance also can be elicited by biocontrol bacteria. We studied effects of the biocontrolBacillus subtilis strain B-916 on the rice variety R109 and the thehpaG xoo -expressing rice line HER1. Colonisation of roots by B-916 caused 12.5±1.3% and(More)
Collaborative web portals allow groups to author, create, update, and share content via easy-to-use webbased interfaces (e.g., MediaWiki, Sharepoint, etc.) From an adaptability perspective, such portals are limited in their authentication, mobile device access, multi-channel document delivery, and version management. For example, in wikis, security is often(More)
Expression of HpaGXoo, a bacterial type-III effector, in transgenic plants induces disease resistance. Resistance also can be elicited by biocontrol bacteria. In both cases, plant growth is often promoted. Here we address whether biocontrol bacteria and HpaGXoo can act together to provide better results in crop improvement. We studied effects ofPseudomonas(More)
Collaborative portals are emerging as a viable technology to allow groups of individuals to easily author, create, update, and share content via easy-to-use web-based interfaces. Freeware and open source products (e.g., SourceForge’s MediaWiki) as well as commercial solutions (e.g., Microsoft’s Sharepoint) are prevalent in today’s marketplace. From a(More)
Gummy stem blight, a plant disease caused by Didymella bryoniae, is one of the major diseases in melon. The disease can seriously reduce melon yield and quality. However, little information is available on the genetics and functional genomics of the fungal pathogen. In this study, we developed an Agrobacterium-mediated transformation system for D. bryoniae(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the predictive value of the decline in serum estradiol on the second day after oocyte retrieval on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer (ICSI-ET) among high ovarian responders. DESIGN Retrospective single-center cohort study. SETTING Tertiary-care,(More)
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