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Leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs) comprise the largest group within the receptor-like kinase (RLK) superfamily in plants. This gene family plays critical and diverse roles in plant growth, development and stress response. Although the LRR-RLK families in Arabidopsis and rice have been previously analyzed, no comprehensive studies have(More)
Although a number of leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinase-encoding genes (LRR-RLKs) have been identified in plants, a functional role has been determined for only a few. Recent studies have demonstrated that an LRR-RLK, PXY/TDR, is important for the process of secondary vascular development. Other studies have indicated that PXY/TDR is unlikely to be(More)
The expression of three polyphenol oxidase (PPO; EC 1.10.3.1) genes was investigated in hybrid poplar (Populus trichocarpa · P. deltoides). PtdPPO1 was previously isolated as a wound-and herbivore-inducible PPO (Constabel et al. Plant Physiol 124: 285–295, 2000), whereas PtdPPO2 and PtdPPO3 are two novel hybrid poplar PPO genes isolated from stem and root(More)
SHORT-ROOT (SHR) is a well characterized regulator of cell division and cell fate determination in the Arabidopsis primary root. However, much less is known about the functions of SHR in the aerial parts of the plant. In this work, we cloned SHR gene from Populus trichocarpa (PtSHR1) as an AtSHR ortholog and down-regulated its expression in hybrid poplar(More)
Two polyphenol oxidase isoforms with distinct expression patterns were identified in hybrid poplar (Populus trichocarpaxP. deltoides). PPO-1, corresponding to the previously cloned PtdPPO (Constabel et al., Plant Physiol. 124: 285-295) was primarily leaf tissue-specific and detected only after wounding. PPO-2 was expressed constitutively in all tissue types(More)
Wounding- and herbivore-inducible proteins are potential resources to enhance the resistance to insect pests in transgenic plants. In order to analyze the effects of four such highly inducible genes of Populus, two genes encoding trypsin inhibitors (PtdKTI5 from hybrid poplar, Populus trichocarpa × P. deltoides and PtKTI2 from trembling aspen, Populus(More)
By encoding a group of small secretory peptides, the members of the CLAVATA3/EMBRYO-SURROUNDING REGION (CLE) family play important roles in cell-to-cell communication to control the balance between stem cell proliferation and differentiation in plant development. Despite recent identification and characterization of members of this gene family in several(More)
Four highly inducible genes of poplar trees, PtdKTI5, PtdWIN4, PtdPOP3 from hybrid poplar (Populus trichocarpa × P. deltoides) and PtKTI2 from trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) have been individually transformed into Arabidopsis thaliana for overexpression. High transcriptional level of each transgene in transgenic Arabidopsis lines was confirmed(More)
Containing both AP2 domain and B3 domain, RAV (Related to ABI3/VP1) transcription factors are involved in diverse functions in higher plants. A total of eight TsRAV genes were isolated from the genome of Thellungiella salsuginea and could be divided into two groups (A- and B-group) based on their sequence similarity. The mRNA abundance of all Thellungiella(More)