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Antimicrobial proteins (peptides) are known to play important roles in the innate host defense mechanisms of most living organisms, including plants, insects, amphibians and mammals. They are also known to possess potent antibiotic activity against bacteria, fungi, and even certain viruses. Recently, the rapid emergence of microbial pathogens that are(More)
Shoot branching and growth are controlled by phytohormones such as auxin and other components in Arabidopsis. We identified a mutant (igi1) showing decreased height and bunchy branching patterns. The phenotypes reverted to the wild type in response to RNA interference with the IGI1 gene. Histochemical analysis by GUS assay revealed tissue-specific gene(More)
Carotenoid oxygenase is a key enzyme involved in the metabolism of carotenoids, which are important quality factors affecting the pigmentation and aroma of flowers and fruits, as well as main regulators of plant phytohormones, such as abscisic acid (ABA) and strigolactone (SL). To investigate the regulation of carotenoid metabolism, including ABA and SL(More)
Cabbages (Brassica oleracea L.) are an important vegetable crop around world, and cold temperature is among the most significant abiotic stresses causing agricultural losses, especially in cabbage crops. Plant bZIP transcription factors play diverse roles in biotic/abiotic stress responses. In this study, 119 putative BolbZIP transcription factors were(More)
Carotenes are plant secondary metabolites that are important for human health. Additionally, carotenes influence fruit color, which is a major trait for breeding. We compared the expression and sequences of genes related to color phenotypes in tomato inbred lines that produce different colors of fleshy fruit. Up-regulation of CYC-B expression and higher(More)
The peel of pink-colored tomato is transparent due to the lack of accumulation of the flavonoid naringenin chalcone during ripening. A strong correlation was found between flavonoid expression and the function of SlMYB12, which is a transcriptional regulator of flavonoid biosynthesis. Thus, SlMYB12 is a strong candidate gene underlying the pink phenotype.(More)
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