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Copy number variation at the GL7 locus contributes to grain size diversity in rice
Copy number variants (CNVs) are associated with changes in gene expression levels and contribute to various adaptive traits. Here we show that a CNV at the Grain Length on Chromosome 7 (GL7) locusExpand
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Disruption of leptin receptor expression in the pancreas directly affects beta cell growth and function in mice.
Obesity is characterized by hyperinsulinemia, hyperleptinemia, and an increase in islet volume. While the mechanisms that hasten the onset of diabetes in obese individuals are not known, it isExpand
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Conservation and divergence of both phosphate- and mycorrhiza-regulated physiological responses and expression patterns of phosphate transporters in solanaceous species.
Here, orthologous genes of six phosphate transporter (PiT) genes, which are members of the Pht1 and Pht2 families in tomato and potato, have been cloned from the solanaceous species pepper, eggplantExpand
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Insulin receptors in β-cells are critical for islet compensatory growth response to insulin resistance
Insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) are ubiquitous growth factors that regulate proliferation in most mammalian tissues including pancreatic islets. To explore the specificity of insulinExpand
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Abnormal glucose homeostasis in skeletal muscle-specific PGC-1alpha knockout mice reveals skeletal muscle-pancreatic beta cell crosstalk.
The transcriptional coactivator PPARgamma coactivator 1alpha (PGC-1alpha) is a strong activator of mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative metabolism. While expression of PGC-1alpha and many of itsExpand
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Long-read sequencing and de novo assembly of a Chinese genome
Short-read sequencing has enabled the de novo assembly of several individual human genomes, but with inherent limitations in characterizing repeat elements. Here we sequence a Chinese individual HX1Expand
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A Rare Allele of GS2 Enhances Grain Size and Grain Yield in Rice.
Grain size determines grain weight and affects grain quality. Several major quantitative trait loci (QTLs) regulating grain size have been cloned; however, our understanding of the underlyingExpand
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LSCHL4 from Japonica Cultivar, Which Is Allelic to NAL1, Increases Yield of Indica Super Rice 93-11
SUMMARY The basic premise of high yield in rice is to improve leaf photosynthetic efficiency, and coordinate the source–sink relationship in rice plants. The quantitative trait loci (QTLs) qLSCHL4,Expand
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Total insulin and IGF-I resistance in pancreatic beta cells causes overt diabetes.
An appropriate beta cell mass is pivotal for the maintenance of glucose homeostasis. Both insulin and IGF-1 are important in regulation of beta cell growth and function (reviewed in ref. 2). ToExpand
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Induced Terpene Accumulation in Norway Spruce Inhibits Bark Beetle Colonization in a Dose-Dependent Manner
Background Tree-killing bark beetles (Coleoptera, Scolytinae) are among the most economically and ecologically important forest pests in the northern hemisphere. Induction of terpenoid-basedExpand
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