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Increasing seed oil content is one of the most important goals in breeding of rapeseed (B. napus L.). To dissect the genetic basis of oil content in B. napus, a large and new double haploid (DH) population containing 348 lines was obtained from a cross between 'KenC-8' and 'N53-2', two varieties with >10% difference in seed oil content, and this population(More)
This report describes a dynamic QTL analysis for plant height at various stages using a large doubled haploid population and performs a QTL comparison between different populations in Brassica napus. Plant height (PH) not only plays an important role in determining plant architecture, but is also an important character related to yield. The process of(More)
NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were used to probe the structure and dynamics of complexes of three phosphotyrosine-derived peptides with the Src SH2 domain in an effort to uncover a structural explanation for enthalpy-entropy compensation observed in the binding thermodynamics. The series of phosphotyrosine peptide derivatives(More)
Seed yield (SY) is the most important trait in rapeseed, is determined by multiple seed yield-related traits (SYRTs) and is also easily subject to environmental influence. Many quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for SY and SYRTs have been reported in Brassica napus; however, no studies have focused on seven agronomic traits simultaneously affecting SY.(More)
The Arabidopsis homeotic genes APETALA3 (AP3) and PISTILLATA (PI) are B genes which encode MADS-box transcription factors and specify petal and stamen identities. In the current study, the stamen carpelloid (SC) mutants, HGMS and AMS, of B. rapa and B. napus were investigated and two types of AP3 genes, B.AP3.a and B.AP3.b, were functional characterized.(More)
Terminally vinyl-functionalized polyisobutylene (PIB) oligomers can be easily transformed into end-functionalized PIB-bound Ru metathesis catalysts. The nonpolar catalysts so prepared can be used as solutions in heptane and recycled by a gravity-based extraction after addition of a heptane-immiscible polar solvent. This paper describes the synthesis and the(More)
A new magneto-optic current sensor with a dual-orthogonal configuration is proposed and demonstrated, which can resolve the problem which value of high-current pulses is ambiguous from the Faraday rotation in the conventional magneto-optic current sensor. In this dual-orthogonal configuration, the transmission axis of the polarizer makes two given angles,(More)
Yield of rapeseed is determined by three components: silique number, seed number per silique and thousand seed weight. Seed number per silique and thousand seed weight are influenced by silique length, seed density, silique breadth, silique thickness and silique volume. Some QTLs for silique traits have been reported in B. napus, however, no studies have(More)
Polyisobutylene is shown to be a nonpolar phase tag that separates a highly colored salen Cr(III) complex from products but is otherwise kinetically similar to a low molecular weight salen Cr(III) complex in polycarbonate formation by Cr(III)-catalyzed copolymerization of CO2 and cyclohexene oxide.