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A set of 184 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from soybean vars. Kefeng No.1 × Nannong 1138-2 was used to construct a genetic linkage map. The two parents exhibit contrasting characteristics for most of the traits that were mapped. Using restricted fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), simple sequence repeats (SSRs) and expressed sequence tags(More)
We characterize one transcription factor of DRE-binding proteins (TaDREB1) that was isolated from a drought-induced cDNA library of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). TaDREB1 contains one conserved EREBP/AP2 domain, and shows similarity with Arabidopsis thaliana DREB family members in both overall amino-acid sequences and the secondary structure arrangement(More)
A cDNA clone of a soybean gene encoding a proline-rich protein (PRP) was characterized and designated SbPRP (Soybean Proline-rich Protein). The SbPRP protein is a putative bimodular protein of 126 amino acids with a proline-rich domain and a hydrophobic cysteine-rich domain plus a signal peptide at the N terminal. Southern analysis indicates the presence of(More)
NTHK1 is a salt-inducible ethylene receptor gene in tobacco. Transgenic tobacco plants for this gene show reduced ethylene sensitivity. Using cDNA microarray analysis, we were able to identify those genes that have different expression levels between NTHK1 transgenic plants and wild-type plants under salt stress conditions. One of these, AtLecRK2, which(More)
Using the rice salt-tolerant mutant 20 as material, a cDNA library was constructed and two salt-inducible clones, SIR5.5 and SIR8.1, were isolated by differential screening. Homology analysis revealed that the two clones together constituted a chimeric rbcL which encoded a truncated large subunit of Rubisco with 337 amino-acids, plus 64 amino-acids of(More)
The full-length of a two-component gene NTHK1 (Nicotiana tabacum histidine kinase-l) was isolated from tobacco (N. tabacum var. Xanthi) using a previously obtained NTHK1 cDNA fragment as a probe. Sequence analysis revealed that NTHK1 shared high homology with LeETR4 from tomato and encoded an ethylene- receptor homolog. The predicted NTHK1 protein had a(More)
Poplar has become a model system for functional genomics in woody plants. Here, we report the sequencing and annotation of the first large contiguous stretch of genomic sequence (95 kb) of poplar, corresponding to a bacterial artificial chromosome clone mapped 0.6 centiMorgan from the Melampsora larici-populina resistance locus. The annotation revealed 15(More)
In this study, a new procedure to determine the optimum activation function for a neural network is proposed. Unlike previous methods of optimising activation functions, the proposed approach regards selection of the most suitable activation function as a discrete optimisation problem, which involves generating various combinations of function then(More)
Nondiffracting Bessel beams have been recently applied to single shot ultrafast laser processing of high aspect ratio nanochannels. We review the principles and benefits of nondiffracting Bessel beams for material processing, and we compare experimental results with numerical simulations. We show how the stationarity of nonlinear propagation of ultrafast(More)