Hongyuan Zhang

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miRNAs are involved in the pollen development during the CMS occurrence in rice. miRNAs are 20–24 nt endogenously expressed small RNAs that play key roles in the regulation of many growth and developmental processes in plants. The knowledge on cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) regulation by miRNAs in rice is rather limited. In this study, Illumina sequencing(More)
UNLABELLED Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a widely observed phenomenon, which is especially useful in hybrid seed production. Meixiang A (MxA) is a new rice CMS line derived from a pollen-free sterile line named Yunnan ZidaoA (ZD-CMS). In this study, a homologous WA352 gene with variation in two nucleotides was identified in MxA. Cytological analysis(More)
Epigenetic modification can occur at a high frequency in crop plants and might generate phenotypic variation without changes in DNA sequences. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification that may contribute to environmentally-induced phenotypic variations by regulating gene expression. Rice Photoperiod-Thermo-Sensitive Genic Male Sterile (PTGMS)(More)
In this paper, we propose an improved subtraction algorithm for rapid recovery of Raman spectra that can substantially reduce the computation time. This algorithm is based on an improved Savitzky-Golay (SG) iterative smoothing method, which involves two key novel approaches: (a) the use of the Gauss-Seidel method and (b) the introduction of a relaxation(More)
RNA editing plays an important role in the regulation of mitochondrial gene expression in flowering plants. In this study, we examined RNA editing of the mitochondrial genes cox2, atp6 and atp9 in five isonuclear alloplasmic male-sterile lines (IAMSLs) of rice to investigate whether different cytoplasmic types affect RNA editing. Although many editing sites(More)
INTRODUCTION Hydrogen sulfide (H(2) S) is generated in mammalian cells mainly by one of the two pyridoxal-5'-phosphate-dependent enzymes, cystathione-γ-lyase (CSE), and cystathione-β-synthase (CBS) using L-cysteine as the main substrate. In previous studies, we found that CBS and CSE were functionally expressed in vas deferens (VD) and H(2) S-mediated VD(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a new class of non-protein coding small RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level in plants and animals. Although thousands of miRNAs were identified in many plant species, only 3 miRNAs have been reported in Lotus Japonicus, a model legume plant. In this study, 80 potential miRNA candidates were identified(More)
We present a frequency-sweeping heterodyne interferometer to measure an absolute distance based on a frequency-tunable diode laser calibrated by an optical frequency comb (OFC) and an interferometric phase measurement system. The laser frequency-sweeping process is calibrated by the OFC within a range of 200 GHz and an accuracy of 1.3 kHz, which brings(More)
Epigenetic modifications play important roles in the regulation of plant development. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification that dynamically regulates gene expression during developmental processes. However, little studies have been reported about the methylation profiles of photoperiod- and thermo-sensitive genic male sterile (PTGMS) rice(More)
A V-type molecule comprising a 2-[2-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]ethenyl]pyridinium cyanine branch and a p-aminophenoxy ethyl side arm was synthesized and can form quite different [2]pseudorotaxanes with cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) as a model thread in aqueous solution. The CB[7] ring can be switched reversibly from the cyanine branch to the aminophenoxy ethyl side(More)