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The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution
A high-quality genome sequence of domesticated tomato is presented, a draft sequence of its closest wild relative, Solanum pimpinellifolium, is compared, and the two tomato genomes are compared to each other and to the potato genome. Expand
The Tomato Aux/IAA Transcription Factor IAA9 Is Involved in Fruit Development and Leaf Morphogenesisw⃞
It is reported here that the downregulation of IAA9, a tomato gene from a distinct subfamily of Aux/IAA genes, results in a pleiotropic phenotype, consistent with its ubiquitous expression pattern. Expand
Ethylene and fruit ripening
Evidence suggesting that the NR ethylene perception and transduction pathway is specific to a defined set of genes expressed in ripening climacteric fruit and that a distinct ETR pathway regulates other ethylene-regulated genes in both immature and ripening Climacteric Fruit as well as in non-climacteric fruits is discussed. Expand
New members of the tomato ERF family show specific expression pattern and diverse DNA‐binding capacity to the GCC box element
It was shown that binding affinity of the LeERFs was affected by both the variation of nucleotides surrounding the DNA cis‐element sequence and the nature of critical amino acid residues within the ERF domain. Expand
Molecular and Genetic Characterization of a Non-Climacteric Phenotype in Melon Reveals Two Loci Conferring Altered Ethylene Response in Fruit1
The non-climacteric phenotype in fruit tissues is attributable to ethylene insensitivity conferred by the recessive allelic forms from PI 161375, and both characters are controlled by two independent loci, abscission layer(Al)-3 and Al-4. Expand
Expression of ACC oxidase antisense gene inhibits ripening of cantaloupe melon fruits
Analysis of antisense ACC oxidase melons indicated that the ripening process includes ethylene-dependent and Ethylene-independent pathways, which has a promising potential for commercial development. Expand
A reliable system for the transformation of cantaloupe charentais melon (Cucumis melo L. var. cantalupensis) leading to a majority of diploid regenerants
Abstract An efficient system of transformation leading to a majority of transformed diploid plants from leaf explants of Cucumis melo L. var. Cantalupensis (cv. Vedrantais) was developed. SeveralExpand
Regulatory Features Underlying Pollination-Dependent and -Independent Tomato Fruit Set Revealed by Transcript and Primary Metabolite Profiling[W]
Comparative transcriptome and targeted metabolome analysis uncovered important features of the molecular events underlyingpollination-induced and pollination-independent fruit set and allow a far greater comprehension of the regulatory and metabolic events controlling early fruit development both in the presence and absence of pollination/fertilization. Expand
Climacteric fruit ripening: Ethylene-dependent and independent regulation of ripening pathways in melon fruit
Results indicate that climacteric (ethylene-dependent) and non-climacteric( methylene-independent) regulation coexist during Climacteric fruit ripening. Expand
Characteristics of the tomato chromoplast revealed by proteomic analysis.
The present proteomic analysis, combined with available physiological data, provides new insights into the metabolic characteristics of the tomato chromoplast and enriches the knowledge of non-photosynthetic plastids. Expand