Huihui Zhuang

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BACKGROUND Oxytropis ochrocephala Bunge, an indigenous locoweed species in China, poses great threats to livestock on grasslands. There is a need for further genetic study in the plants per se, for understanding the basis of its acclimation mechanism in various unfavorable environmental conditions and to implement effective control measures. Quantitative(More)
C6-aldehydes are synthesized via lipoxygenase/hydroperoxide lyase action on polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) substrates in plant leaves. The source pools and subcellular location of the processes are unknown. A close relationship is found between the composition of PUFA and the composition of C6-aldehydes. In the current study, this relationship was tested(More)
Damage to plant leaves by wounding or freezing induces the production of large amounts of C(6)-compounds. However, the control of formation of these compounds in leaves is not yet clear. In the current study, C(6)-aldehyde formation by freeze-injured soybean leaves of different ages (based on the leaf positions on the plant) at stage R1 of plant development(More)
Controlled nucleation and growth of hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals on electrospun fibers should play important roles in fabrication of composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, but no attempt has been made to clarify the effects of chemical group densities and the cooperation of two and more groups on the biomineralization process. The aim of the(More)
A tissue-specific promoter, Pt-RbcS, from Populus was isolated and cloned based on alignment of AtRBCS-2B cDNA with genomic Populus sequences. Sequence analysis of Pt-RbcS revealed cis-acting regulatory elements in the promoter region, including an ATCT-motif, BoxI, GAG-motif, I-box, G-box, BoxII, GATA-motif, and TCT-motif, which are involved in light(More)
BACKGROUND Locoweeds (toxic Oxytropis and Astraglus species), containing the toxic agent swainsonine, pose serious threats to animal husbandry on grasslands in both China and the US. Some locoweeds have evolved adaptations in order to resist various stress conditions such as drought, salt and cold. As a result they replace other plants in their communities(More)
Oxytropis ochrocephala Bunge is a poisonous legume plant which exhibits drought acclimation behavior and spreads rapidly under adverse environment. This study demonstrates that the stress signals including NO (nitric oxide), ABA (abscisic acid), and H2O2 (Hydrogen peroxide) are involved in roots of O. ochrocephala seedlings when exposed to drought stress(More)
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