Hongzheng Sun

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are upstream gene regulators of plant development and hormone homeostasis through their directed cleavage or translational repression of the target mRNAs, which may play crucial roles in rice grain filling and determining the final grain weight and yield. In this study, high-throughput sequencing was performed to survey the dynamic(More)
24 nt-siRNAs are the most abundant small interfering RNAs in rice grains aside from microRNAs. To investigate the roles that 24 nt-siRNAs played in the poor grain filling of rice inferior grains, dynamic variations of 24 nt-siRNAs in inferior grains were compared with those of superior grains by using small RNA deep sequencing technology. The results showed(More)
Breeding for strong root systems is an important strategy for improving drought avoidance in rice. To clone genes responsible for strong root traits, an upland rice introgression line IL392 with thicker and longer roots than the background parent lowland rice Yuefu was selected. A quantitative trait locus (QTL), qRT9, controlling root thickness and root(More)
Poor grain filling of inferior grains located on lower secondary panicle branch causes great drop in rice yield and quality. Dynamic gene expression patterns between superior and inferior grains were examined from the view of the whole transcriptome by using RNA-Seq method. In total, 19,442 genes were detected during rice grain development. Genes involved(More)
The inferior spikelets are defined to be those at portions where the grains receive less photosynthetic products during the seed development. The typical inferior spikelets are physically located on the proximal secondary branches in a rice panicle and traditionally characterized by a later flowering time and a slower grain-filling rate, compared to those(More)
Abscisic acid (ABA) plays an important role in regulating photosynthesis under stress. To understand the differential function of exogenous ABA in the regulation of drought tolerance between two rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes, upland rice (UR, resistant to drought stress) and lowland rice (LR, susceptible to drought stress), photosynthetic parameters,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate neuronal apoptosis and gene regulation after peripheral nerve injury caused by a firearm. METHODS A rabbit model of sciatic nerve injury caused by a firearm was used. Neuronal apoptosis was determined by using terminal transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling and flow cytometry. Differentially expressed genes were screened with(More)
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