Jarunya Narangajavana

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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short RNAs with essential roles in gene regulation in various organisms including higher plants. In contrast to the vast information on miRNAs from many economically important plants, almost nothing has been reported on the identification or analysis of miRNAs from rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis L.), the most important natural(More)
Two genomic clones ( OsMET1-1, AF 462029 and OsMET1-2, TPA BK001405), each encoding a cytosine-5 DNA methyltransferase (MTase), were isolated from rice ( Oryza sativa L.) BAC libraries. OsMET1-1 has an open reading frame of 4,566 nucleotides with 12 exons and 11 introns while OsMET1-2 has an open reading frame of 4,491 nucleotides with 11 exons and 10(More)
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important crop and it is significantly affected by water stress. The computational analysis of cis-regulatory elements in promoter regions of 21 drought-responsive miRNA gene families and 35 miRNA-target genes in cassava indicated some elements relevant to drought stress responses. To investigate the role of miRNAs(More)
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an important tropical root crop that provides food security and income generation for many farmers. Cassava ranks as the third most important source of calories in the tropics and provides sustenance to 800 million people worldwide. Cassava is also an efficient source of modified starch and bioethanol. In spite of the(More)
Development of storage roots is a process associated with a phase change from cell division and elongation to radial growth and accumulation of massive amounts of reserve substances such as starch. Knowledge of the regulation of cassava storage root formation has accumulated over time; however, gene regulation during the initiation and early stage of(More)
Cassava is a crop of hope for the 21st century. Great advantages of cassava over other crops are not only the capacity of carbohydrates, but it is also an easily grown crop with fast development. As a plant which is highly tolerant to a poor environment, cassava has been believed to own an effective acclimation process, an intelligent mechanism behind its(More)
The para rubber tree is the most widely cultivated tree species for producing natural rubber (NR) latex. Unfortunately, rubber tree characteristics such as a long life cycle, heterozygous genetic backgrounds, and poorly understood genetic profiles are the obstacles to breeding new rubber tree varieties, such as those with improved NR yields. Recent evidence(More)
Plant microRNAs (miRNAs) have been demonstrated to play an important regulatory role in a variety of biological processes ranging from plant growth and development, defensive pathways, as well as biotic and abiotic stress responses. MiRNAs have been extensively studied in plant models with available genome sequence data. The Euphorbiaceae family is a large(More)
Sets of polymorphic expressed sequence tag–simple sequence repeat (EST-SSR) markers from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) have been published by many researchers, but none has been specifically developed to study latex and wood yield traits. In this study, a total 10,321 rubber tree EST sequences, generated from suppression subtractive(More)
Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) demand has been rising because of its various applications. High salinity stress is a major environmental factor that interferes with normal plant growth and limits crop productivity. As well as genetic engineering to enhance stress tolerance, the use of small molecules is considered as an alternative methodology to modify(More)