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Traditional transformation methods are complex and time consuming. It is generally difficult to transform indica rice varieties using traditional transformation methods due to their poor regeneration. In this contribution, a simple method was developed for the transformation of indica rice. In this method, the mature embryos of soaked seeds were pierced by(More)
Calcium and protein kinase serve as the common mediators to regulate plant responses to multiple stresses including salt and ABA stimulus. Here we reported a novel protein kinase (CIPK14) that regulated the responses to ABA treatment and salt stress in Arabidopsis. CIPK14 transcripts, capable been checked in roots, stems, leaves and flowers, were highly(More)
Cryptochromes are blue-light photoreceptors that control many aspects of plant development. In this study, cryptochrome mutants of Arabidopsis were examined to assess the role of cryptchrome-1 (CRY1) in lateral roots growth. When grown in blue light for 12d, mutant seedlings (cry1) showed increased growth of lateral roots, while CRY1-overexpressing(More)
Gibberellins (GAs) are endogenous hormones that play an important role in regulating plant stature by increasing cell division and elongation in stem internodes. The GA2-oxidase gene from Arabidopsis thaliana (AtGA2ox8) was introduced into Brassica napus L. by Agrobacterium-mediated floral-dip transformation with the aim of decreasing the amount of(More)
The newly proposed Taylor-expansion moment method (TEMOM) is extended to solve agglomerate coagulation in the free-molecule regime and in the continuum regime, respectively. The moment equations with respect to fractal dimension are derived based on 3rd Taylor-series expansion technique. The validation of this method is done by comparing its result with the(More)
Gibberellins (GAs) are endogenous hormones that play an important role in regulating plant stature by increasing cell division and promoting seed germination. The GA2-oxidase gene from Arabidopsis thaliana (AtGA2ox8) was introduced into Brassica napus L. by Agrobacterium-mediated floral-dip transformation with the aim of decreasing the amount of bioactive(More)
The molecular mechanisms underlying photoperiod or temperature control of flowering time have been recently elucidated, but how plants regulate flowering time in response to other external factors, such as water availability, remains poorly understood. Using a large-scale Hybrid Transcription Factor approach, we identified a bZIP transcriptional factor, O.(More)
Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) tends to have a lower affinity for ammonium than glutamine synthetase (GS) in higher plants. Consequently, nitrogen is mostly assimilated as ammonium by the GS/glutamate synthase pathway which requires 2-oxoglutarate (2-OG) as carbon skeletons. In contrast, the NADP(H)-dependent GDH in fungi has a higher affinity for ammonium(More)
The full-length cDNA encoding a glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) which catalyzes the reaction of reductive amination of α-oxoglutarate (α-OG) to glutamate (the anabolic activity) and the reverse reaction of oxidative deamination of glutamate (the catabolic activity) was isolated from Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, we designated it as SsGDH. Bioinformatics analysis(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and cyclooxygenase-2(COX-2) play a critical role in disease progression, relapse and therapeutic resistance of advanced prostate cancer (PCa). In this paper, we evaluated, for the first time, the therapeutic benefit of blocking EGRF and/or COX-2 (using gefitinib and NS-398, respectively) in terms of improving the(More)